City of Darwin

Resident workers - Qualifications

67.2% of the resident workers (All industries) in City of Darwin have qualifications, compared to 63.5% for Northern Territory.

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 City of Darwin'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 , Occupations and Field of qualification for a clearer picture of the knowledge and skill level of City of Darwin'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.

Data source

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

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Resident workers qualifications
City of Darwin - Persons 20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%. Northern TerritoryNumber%. Northern Territory2011 - 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree14,29534.025.511,07728.621.4+3,218
Advanced Diploma or Diploma4,44810.610.33,89110.09.2+557
Certificate I and II Level4941.21.86191.62.1-125
Certificate III & IV Level8,25819.623.87,62519.722.3+633
Certificate Level, nfd7691.82.14731.21.3+296
No qualification12,57129.932.913,45934.739.2-888
Inadequately described or not stated1,2513.03.61,6454.24.6-394
Total Persons42,086100.0100.038,789100.0100.0+3,297

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the qualifications of the resident workers (All industries) in City of Darwin in 2016 compared to Northern Territory shows that there was a higher proportion of resident holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a lower proportion of males with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 67.2% of the resident workers (All industries) held educational qualifications, and 29.9% had no qualifications, compared with 63.5% and 32.9% respectively for Northern Territory.

The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers (All industries) of City of Darwin and (Northern Territory) were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) with Bachelor or Higher degree (34.0% compared to 25.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) with Certificate III & IV Level (19.6% compared to 23.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) with No qualification (29.9% compared to 32.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the resident workers (All industries) in City of Darwin between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Bachelor or Higher degree (+3,218 persons)
  • No qualification (-888 persons)
  • Certificate III & IV Level (+633 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diploma (+557 persons)

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