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Resident workers - Qualifications

60.0% of the resident workers in the City of Darebin have qualifications, compared to 47.6% for Victoria.

Education is an essential means of building the knowledge and skill levels of the labour force, which is a key factor in achieving future economic and social development.

The level of educational attainment for the City of Darebin's resident workforce relates to a number of factors including:

  • The age structure of the resident workforce;
  • The professional or social ambitions of people to obtain qualifications (that is, to seek education and retraining);
  • The opportunities afforded to people to continue studying beyond compulsory schooling, and;
  • The knowledge and skill requirements of the local industries.

Qualification should be looked at in conjunction with Income, Occupation and Field of qualification for a clearer picture of the knowledge and skill level of City of Darebin's local resident workers.

When comparing the Qualifications of local resident worker with local workers, Qualifications statistics indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents or on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Resident workers qualifications
City of Darebin 20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Victoria%Number%Victoria%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree32,86646.733.325,99140.728.6+6,875
Advanced Diploma or Diploma7,86111.211.56,79310.610.4+1,068
Certificate I and II Level5020.71.05070.81.1-5
Certificate III & IV Level8,31211.818.17,89012.417.9+422
Certificate Level, nfd9661.41.88401.31.5+126
No qualification18,13625.831.519,37230.436.4-1,236
Inadequately described or not stated1,6662.42.82,4173.84.0-751

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

Resident workers qualifications, 2016
Resident workers qualifications, 2016 Bachelor or Higher degree, Victoria : 33.3% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Victoria : 11.5% Certificate I and II Level, Victoria : 1.0% Certificate III & IV Level, Victoria : 18.1% Certificate Level, nfd, Victoria : 1.8% No qualification, Victoria : 31.5% Inadequately described or not stated, Victoria : 2.8% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Darebin - All industries : 46.7% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Darebin - All industries : 11.2% Certificate I and II Level, City of Darebin - All industries : 0.7% Certificate III & IV Level, City of Darebin - All industries : 11.8% Certificate Level, nfd, City of Darebin - All industries : 1.4% No qualification, City of Darebin - All industries : 25.8% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Darebin - All industries : 2.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers qualifications, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers qualifications, 2011 to 2016 Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Darebin - All industries: +6,875 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Darebin - All industries: +1,068 Certificate I and II Level, City of Darebin - All industries: -5 Certificate III & IV Level, City of Darebin - All industries: +422 Certificate Level, nfd, City of Darebin - All industries: +126 No qualification, City of Darebin - All industries: -1,236 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Darebin - All industries: -751
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 resident workers in the City of Darebin in 2016 compared to Victoria shows that there was a higher proportion of people holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a lower proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 60.0% of the resident workers held educational qualifications, and 25.8% had no qualifications, compared with 47.6% and 31.5% respectively for Victoria.

The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers of the City of Darebin and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (46.7% compared to 33.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (11.8% compared to 18.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers with No qualifications (25.8% compared to 31.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the resident workers in the City of Darebin between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+6,875 people )
  • No qualifications (-1,236 people )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+1,068 people )
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (+422 people )

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