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Resident workers - Qualifications

66.9% of the resident workers in City of Canning 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 City of Canning'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 Canning 20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Western Australia%Number%Western Australia%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree16,03038.027.513,46631.323.3+2,564
Advanced Diploma or Diploma4,67711.110.84,54210.69.8+135
Certificate I and II Level4401.01.44661.11.4-26
Certificate III & IV Level6,33115.021.66,86716.020.9-536
Certificate Level, nfd7161.72.16761.61.7+40
No qualification12,84430.533.715,42235.838.9-2,578
Inadequately described or not stated1,0932.62.81,5873.74.0-494

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 Canning - All industries : 38.0% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Canning - All industries : 11.1% Certificate I and II Level, City of Canning - All industries : 1.0% Certificate III & IV Level, City of Canning - All industries : 15.0% Certificate Level, nfd, City of Canning - All industries : 1.7% No qualification, City of Canning - All industries : 30.5% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Canning - All industries : 2.6%
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 Canning - All industries: +2,564 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Canning - All industries: +135 Certificate I and II Level, City of Canning - All industries: -26 Certificate III & IV Level, City of Canning - All industries: -536 Certificate Level, nfd, City of Canning - All industries: +40 No qualification, City of Canning - All industries: -2,578 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Canning - All industries: -494
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 Canning in 2016 compared to Western Australia shows that there was a higher proportion of people holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a lower proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 66.9% of the resident workers held educational qualifications, and 30.5% 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 City of Canning and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (38.0% compared to 27.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (15.0% compared to 21.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers with No qualifications (30.5% compared to 33.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • No qualifications (-2,578 people )
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+2,564 people )
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (-536 people )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+135 people )

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