Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region)
Local workers - Qualifications - All industries
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.
Educational Qualification statistics should be looked at in conjunction with Field of qualification and Occupations data for a full education analysis for the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region).
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work
|Local workers qualifications|
|Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries||2016||2011||Change|
|Qualification level||Number||%||Western Australia||Number||%||Western Australia||2011 - 2016|
|Bachelor or Higher degree||50,063||25.7||27.4||38,022||20.4||23.2||+12,041|
|Advanced Diploma or Diploma||21,661||11.1||10.8||18,090||9.7||9.8||+3,571|
|Certificate I and II Level||2,606||1.3||1.4||2,521||1.4||1.4||+85|
|Certificate III & IV Level||41,492||21.3||21.9||39,211||21.0||21.1||+2,281|
|Certificate Level, nfd||4,113||2.1||2.1||3,274||1.8||1.7||+839|
|Inadequately described or not stated||5,289||2.7||2.8||7,519||4.0||4.0||-2,230|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Analysis of the qualifications of the in the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) in 2016 compared to Western Australia shows that there was a lower proportion holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a higher proportion with no formal qualifications.
Overall, 61.5% of the workers who held educational qualifications, and 35.8% had no qualifications, compared with 63.6% and 33.6% respectively for Western Australia.
The major differences between the qualifications held by the workforce of the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) and Western Australia were:
- A larger percentage of local workers with No qualification (35.8% compared to 33.6%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degree (25.7% compared to 27.4%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Level (21.3% compared to 21.9%)
- A larger percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diploma (11.1% compared to 10.8%)
The largest changes in the qualifications held by the workforce in the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) between 2011 and 2016 were:
- Bachelor or Higher degree (+12,041 local workers)
- No qualification (-7,891 local workers)
- Advanced Diploma or Diploma (+3,571 local workers)
- Certificate III & IV Level (+2,281 local workers)