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Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In the Cumberland Council area, the workforce has a lower proportion with tertiary qualifications compared to New South Wales.

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 Cumberland Council area.

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, Cumberland 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
Cumberland Council area - All industries20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree19,00226.932.615,12523.127.9+3,877
Advanced Diploma or Diploma7,98111.311.16,75710.310.5+1,224
Certificate I and II Level7751.11.28251.31.4-50
Certificate III & IV Level12,29917.418.712,29218.818.8+7
Certificate Level, nfd1,5962.32.31,1251.71.9+471
No qualification26,65937.731.126,07139.834.9+588
Inadequately described or not stated2,3633.32.93,3045.04.5-941

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 Bachelor or Higher degree, New South Wales: 32.6% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, New South Wales: 11.1% Certificate I and II Level, New South Wales: 1.2% Certificate III & IV Level, New South Wales: 18.7% Certificate Level, nfd, New South Wales: 2.3% No qualification, New South Wales: 31.1% Bachelor or Higher degree, Cumberland Council area: 26.9% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Cumberland Council area: 11.3% Certificate I and II Level, Cumberland Council area: 1.1% Certificate III & IV Level, Cumberland Council area: 17.4% Certificate Level, nfd, Cumberland Council area: 2.3% No qualification, Cumberland Council area: 37.7%
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, Cumberland Council area - All industries: +3,877 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Cumberland Council area - All industries: +1,224 Certificate I and II Level, Cumberland Council area - All industries: -50 Certificate III & IV Level, Cumberland Council area - All industries: +7 Certificate Level, nfd, Cumberland Council area - All industries: +471 No qualification, Cumberland Council area - All industries: +588
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 in the Cumberland Council area in 2016 compared to New South Wales 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, 41.5% of the held educational qualifications, and 37.7% had no qualifications, compared with 47.2% and 31.1% respectively for New South Wales.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the workforce in the Cumberland Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers with No qualifications (37.7% compared to 31.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (11.3% compared to 11.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (26.9% compared to 32.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (17.4% compared to 18.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the workforce in the Cumberland Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+3,877 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+1,224 local workers)
  • No qualifications (+588 local workers)
  • Certificate Level, nfds (+471 local workers)

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