In Glenelg Shire, the workforce has a lower proportion with University qualifications compared to Victoria.
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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work
|Local workers qualifications|
|Glenelg Shire - All industries||2016||2011||Change|
|Qualification level||Number||%||Victoria||Number||%||Victoria||2011 - 2016|
|Bachelor or Higher degree||1,125||14.5||33.3||1,057||12.9||28.6||+68|
|Advanced Diploma or Diploma||717||9.2||11.5||589||7.2||10.4||+128|
|Certificate I and II Level||142||1.8||1.0||112||1.4||1.1||+30|
|Certificate III & IV Level||2,135||27.5||18.1||2,070||25.2||17.9||+65|
|Certificate Level, nfd||162||2.1||1.8||122||1.5||1.5||+40|
|Inadequately described or not stated||276||3.6||2.8||399||4.9||4.0||-123|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Analysis of the qualifications of the in Glenelg Shire in 2016 compared to Victoria shows that there was a higher proportion holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a lower proportion with no formal qualifications.
Overall, 55.2% of the workers who held educational qualifications, and 41.2% had no qualifications, compared with 65.7% and 31.6% respectively for Victoria.
The major differences between the qualifications held by the workforce of Glenelg Shire and Victoria were:
- A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degree (14.5% compared to 33.3%)
- A larger percentage of local workers with No qualification (41.2% compared to 31.6%)
- A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Level (27.5% compared to 18.1%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diploma (9.2% compared to 11.5%)
The largest changes in the qualifications held by the workforce in Glenelg Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:
- No qualification (-653 local workers)
- Advanced Diploma or Diploma (+128 local workers)
- Bachelor or Higher degree (+68 local workers)
- Certificate III & IV Level (+65 local workers)