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Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region)

Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region), the workforce has a lower proportion with tertiary qualifications compared to City of South Perth.

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 Occupation data for a full education analysis for Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region).

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

Local workers qualifications
Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%City of South Perth %Number%City of South Perth %2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree50,06325.742.438,02220.436.9+12,041
Advanced Diploma or Diploma21,66111.112.818,0909.712.9+3,571
Certificate I and II Level2,6061.30.82,5211.41.0+85
Certificate III & IV Level41,49221.312.939,21121.013.0+2,281
Certificate Level, nfd4,1132.12.23,2741.82.1+839
No qualification69,90035.826.477,79141.730.1-7,891
Inadequately described or not stated5,2892.72.67,5194.04.0-2,230

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local workers qualification, 2016
Local workers qualification, 2016 Bachelor or Higher degree, City of South Perth: 42.4% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of South Perth: 12.8% Certificate I and II Level, City of South Perth: 0.8% Certificate III & IV Level, City of South Perth: 12.9% Certificate Level, nfd, City of South Perth: 2.2% No qualification, City of South Perth: 26.4% Bachelor or Higher degree, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 25.7% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 11.1% Certificate I and II Level, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 1.3% Certificate III & IV Level, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 21.3% Certificate Level, nfd, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 2.1% No qualification, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 35.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers qualification, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers qualification, 2011 to 2016 Bachelor or Higher degree, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries: +12,041 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries: +3,571 Certificate I and II Level, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries: +85 Certificate III & IV Level, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries: +2,281 Certificate Level, nfd, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries: +839 No qualification, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries: -7,891
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 in the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) in 2016 compared to City of South Perth 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, 40.2% of the held educational qualifications, and 35.8% had no qualifications, compared with 58.2% and 26.4% respectively for City of South Perth.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the workforce in the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) and City of South Perth were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers with No qualifications (35.8% compared to 26.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (21.3% compared to 12.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (25.7% compared to 42.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (11.1% compared to 12.8%)

Emerging groups

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 degrees (+12,041 local workers)
  • No qualifications (-7,891 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+3,571 local workers)
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (+2,281 local workers)

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