Federation Council area

Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In Federation Council area, the workforce has a lower proportion with University qualifications compared to NSW.

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 Occupations data for a full education analysis for Federation Council area.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
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Local workers qualifications
Federation Council area - All industries 20212016Change
Qualification levelNumber%. NSWNumber%. NSW2016 - 2021
Bachelor or Higher degree81515.038.466213.432.6+153
Advanced Diploma or Diploma5069.311.04238.611.1+83
Certificate I and II Level861.61.2841.71.2+2
Certificate III & IV Level1,56028.718.11,42628.918.7+134
Certificate Level, nfd1031.91.91302.62.3-27
No qualification2,21740.827.02,01040.831.1+207
Inadequately described or not stated1432.62.31913.92.9-48
Total Persons5,430100.0100.04,926100.0100.0+504

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the qualifications of the in Federation Council area in 2021 compared to NSW 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, 56.5% of the workers who held educational qualifications, and 40.8% had no qualifications, compared with 70.7% and 27.0% respectively for NSW.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the workforce of Federation Council area and NSW were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degree (15.0% compared to 38.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with No qualification (40.8% compared to 27.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Level (28.7% compared to 18.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diploma (9.3% compared to 11.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the workforce in Federation Council area between 2016 and 2021 were:

  • No qualification (+207 local workers)
  • Bachelor or Higher degree (+153 local workers)
  • Certificate III & IV Level (+134 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diploma (+83 local workers)

Federation Council

economic profile