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Resident workers - Qualifications

67.2% of the resident workers 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, Occupation 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.

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

Resident workers qualifications
City of Darwin 20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Northern Territory%Number%Northern Territory%2011 to 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

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, Northern Territory : 25.5% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Northern Territory : 10.3% Certificate I and II Level, Northern Territory : 1.8% Certificate III & IV Level, Northern Territory : 23.8% Certificate Level, nfd, Northern Territory : 2.1% No qualification, Northern Territory : 32.9% Inadequately described or not stated, Northern Territory : 3.6% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Darwin - All industries : 34.0% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Darwin - All industries : 10.6% Certificate I and II Level, City of Darwin - All industries : 1.2% Certificate III & IV Level, City of Darwin - All industries : 19.6% Certificate Level, nfd, City of Darwin - All industries : 1.8% No qualification, City of Darwin - All industries : 29.9% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Darwin - All industries : 3.0%
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 Darwin - All industries: +3,218 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Darwin - All industries: +557 Certificate I and II Level, City of Darwin - All industries: -125 Certificate III & IV Level, City of Darwin - All industries: +633 Certificate Level, nfd, City of Darwin - All industries: +296 No qualification, City of Darwin - All industries: -888 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Darwin - All industries: -394
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 City of Darwin in 2016 compared to Northern Territory 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, 67.2% of the resident workers 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 of City of Darwin and Northern Territory were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (34.0% compared to 25.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (19.6% compared to 23.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers with No qualifications (29.9% compared to 32.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+3,218 people )
  • No qualifications (-888 people )
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (+633 people )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+557 people )

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