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Resident workers - Qualifications

58.2% of the resident workers in the City of Gosnells have qualifications, compared to 63.5% for Western Australia.

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 Gosnells'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 Gosnells'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 Gosnells 20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Western Australia%Number%Western Australia%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree12,16323.027.58,41216.523.3+3,751
Advanced Diploma or Diploma5,55810.510.84,7659.39.8+793
Certificate I and II Level7731.51.47941.61.4-21
Certificate III & IV Level11,21021.221.611,60322.720.9-393
Certificate Level, nfd1,1082.12.19571.91.7+151
No qualification20,52038.833.722,67044.438.9-2,150
Inadequately described or not stated1,5963.02.81,8783.74.0-282

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, Western Australia : 27.5% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Western Australia : 10.8% Certificate I and II Level, Western Australia : 1.4% Certificate III & IV Level, Western Australia : 21.6% Certificate Level, nfd, Western Australia : 2.1% No qualification, Western Australia : 33.7% Inadequately described or not stated, Western Australia : 2.8% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Gosnells - All industries : 23.0% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Gosnells - All industries : 10.5% Certificate I and II Level, City of Gosnells - All industries : 1.5% Certificate III & IV Level, City of Gosnells - All industries : 21.2% Certificate Level, nfd, City of Gosnells - All industries : 2.1% No qualification, City of Gosnells - All industries : 38.8% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Gosnells - 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 Gosnells - All industries: +3,751 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Gosnells - All industries: +793 Certificate I and II Level, City of Gosnells - All industries: -21 Certificate III & IV Level, City of Gosnells - All industries: -393 Certificate Level, nfd, City of Gosnells - All industries: +151 No qualification, City of Gosnells - All industries: -2,150 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Gosnells - All industries: -282
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 Gosnells in 2016 compared to Western Australia shows that there was a lower proportion of people holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a higher proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 58.2% of the resident workers held educational qualifications, and 38.8% had no qualifications, compared with 63.5% and 33.7% respectively for Western Australia.

The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers of the City of Gosnells and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers with No qualifications (38.8% compared to 33.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (23.0% compared to 27.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+3,751 people )
  • No qualifications (-2,150 people )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+793 people )
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (-393 people )

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