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Local workers - Qualifications - Public Administration and Safety

In West Coast Council area, the Public Administration and Safety workforce has a higher proportion with tertiary qualifications compared to the Arts and Recreation Services workforce.

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 Occupation data for a full education analysis for Cradle Coast Region.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, West Coast Council area in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

Local workers qualifications
West Coast Council area - Public Administration and Safety20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Arts and Recreation Services %Number%Arts and Recreation Services %2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree1011.9--1312.041.2-3
Advanced Diploma or Diploma910.7--98.30.00
Certificate I and II Level----23.165.60.0--
Certificate III & IV Level2529.823.13633.335.3-11
Certificate Level, nfd----30.800.00.0--
No qualification4047.623.13734.323.5+3
Inadequately described or not stated------76.50.0--

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local workers qualification, 2016
Local workers qualification, 2016 Certificate I and II Level, Arts and Recreation Services: 23.1% Certificate III & IV Level, Arts and Recreation Services: 23.1% Certificate Level, nfd, Arts and Recreation Services: 30.8% No qualification, Arts and Recreation Services: 23.1% Bachelor or Higher degree, Public Administration and Safety: 11.9% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Public Administration and Safety: 10.7% Certificate III & IV Level, Public Administration and Safety: 29.8% No qualification, Public Administration and Safety: 47.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers qualification, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers qualification, 2011 to 2016 Bachelor or Higher degree, West Coast Council area - Public Administration and Safety: -3 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, West Coast Council area - Public Administration and Safety: 0 Certificate III & IV Level, West Coast Council area - Public Administration and Safety: -11 No qualification, West Coast Council area - Public Administration and Safety: +3
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the qualifications of the Public Administration and Safety in West Coast Council area in 2016 compared to the Arts and Recreation Services workforce within West Coast Council area 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, 22.6% of the Public Administration and Safety held educational qualifications, and 47.6% had no qualifications, compared with 53.8% and 23.1% respectively for the Arts and Recreation Services workforce within West Coast Council area.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the Public Administration and Safety workforce in West Coast Council area and the Arts and Recreation Services workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers with No qualifications (47.6% compared to 23.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (11.9% compared to 0.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Certificate Level, nfds (0.0% compared to 30.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Certificate I and II Levels (0.0% compared to 23.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the Public Administration and Safety workforce in West Coast Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Certificate III & IV Levels (-11 local workers)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (-3 local workers)
  • No qualifications (+3 local workers)

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