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Resident workers - Qualifications

63.3% of the resident workers in the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) 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 Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region)'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 Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region)'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
Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) 20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Western Australia%Number%Western Australia%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree66,67229.227.551,50723.923.3+15,165
Advanced Diploma or Diploma24,97310.910.821,3749.99.8+3,599
Certificate I and II Level2,8751.31.42,8061.31.4+69
Certificate III & IV Level45,35019.921.642,83619.920.9+2,514
Certificate Level, nfd4,5752.02.13,7001.71.7+875
No qualification77,71734.033.784,84739.438.9-7,130
Inadequately described or not stated6,1532.72.88,1463.84.0-1,993

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, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries : 29.2% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries : 10.9% Certificate I and II Level, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries : 1.3% Certificate III & IV Level, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries : 19.9% Certificate Level, nfd, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries : 2.0% No qualification, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries : 34.0% Inadequately described or not stated, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries : 2.7%
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, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries: +15,165 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries: +3,599 Certificate I and II Level, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries: +69 Certificate III & IV Level, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries: +2,514 Certificate Level, nfd, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries: +875 No qualification, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries: -7,130 Inadequately described or not stated, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries: -1,993
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 Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) in 2016 compared to Western Australia shows that there was a similar proportion of people holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), as well as a similar proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 63.3% of the resident workers held educational qualifications, and 34.0% 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 Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (29.2% compared to 27.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (19.9% compared to 21.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the resident workers in the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+15,165 people )
  • No qualifications (-7,130 people )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+3,599 people )
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (+2,514 people )

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