City of Charles Sturt

Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In the City of Charles Sturt, the workforce has a similar proportion with University qualifications compared to South Australia.

Qualification levels help to evaluate the economic opportunities and socio-economic status of local workers in a particular industry.

The level of qualifications in a workforce relate to a number of factors including:

  • The age of the workforce;
  • The skill and qualification level required to enter an industry;
  • The professional or working ambitions of people (to seek education as youth or retraining as adults);
  • The opportunities afforded to people to continue studying beyond compulsory schooling.

Educational Qualification statistics should be looked at in conjunction with Field of qualification and Occupations data for a full education analysis for the City of Charles Sturt.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
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Local workers qualifications
City of Charles Sturt - All industries 20212016Change
Qualification levelNumber%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2016 - 2021
Bachelor or Higher degree13,42129.930.69,78824.525.9+3,633
Advanced Diploma or Diploma4,70710.510.34,15610.410.6+551
Certificate I and II Level6191.41.54991.31.5+120
Certificate III & IV Level9,59421.321.68,63121.621.4+963
Certificate Level, nfd7221.61.78252.12.2-103
No qualification14,97433.332.214,91837.435.8+56
Inadequately described or not stated9182.02.11,0632.72.7-145
Total Persons44,955100.0100.039,880100.0100.0+5,075

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the qualifications of the in the City of Charles Sturt in 2021 compared to South Australia shows that there was a lower proportion holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a higher proportion with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 64.6% of the workers who held educational qualifications, and 33.3% had no qualifications, compared with 65.8% and 32.2% respectively for South Australia.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the workforce of the City of Charles Sturt and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers with No qualification (33.3% compared to 32.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degree (29.9% compared to 30.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Level (21.3% compared to 21.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diploma (10.5% compared to 10.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the workforce in the City of Charles Sturt between 2016 and 2021 were:

  • Bachelor or Higher degree (+3,633 local workers)
  • Certificate III & IV Level (+963 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diploma (+551 local workers)
  • Certificate I and II Level (+120 local workers)

City of Charles Sturt

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