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City of Armadale

Resident workers - Qualifications

36.0% of the resident workers in City of Armadale have qualifications, compared to 41.8% 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 City of Armadale'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
City of Armadale 20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Western Australia%Number%Western Australia%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree7,56620.927.54,15314.023.3+3,413
Advanced Diploma or Diploma4,09311.310.82,6448.99.8+1,449
Certificate I and II Level5801.61.44931.71.4+87
Certificate III & IV Level8,91124.621.67,49925.220.9+1,412
Certificate Level, nfd8402.32.15761.91.7+264
No qualification13,33036.733.713,25144.638.9+79
Inadequately described or not stated9642.72.81,1273.84.0-163

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 Armadale - All industries : 20.9% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Armadale - All industries : 11.3% Certificate I and II Level, City of Armadale - All industries : 1.6% Certificate III & IV Level, City of Armadale - All industries : 24.6% Certificate Level, nfd, City of Armadale - All industries : 2.3% No qualification, City of Armadale - All industries : 36.7% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Armadale - 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, City of Armadale - All industries: +3,413 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Armadale - All industries: +1,449 Certificate I and II Level, City of Armadale - All industries: +87 Certificate III & IV Level, City of Armadale - All industries: +1,412 Certificate Level, nfd, City of Armadale - All industries: +264 No qualification, City of Armadale - All industries: +79 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Armadale - All industries: -163
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 Armadale 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, 36.0% of the resident workers held educational qualifications, and 36.7% had no qualifications, compared with 41.8% and 33.7% respectively for Western Australia.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers with No qualifications (36.7% compared to 33.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (24.6% compared to 21.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (20.9% compared to 27.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+3,413 people )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+1,449 people )
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (+1,412 people )
  • Certificate Level, nfds (+264 people )

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