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Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale

Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale, the workforce has a lower proportion with tertiary qualifications compared to Western Australia.

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, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale 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
Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree78417.127.441512.123.2+369
Advanced Diploma or Diploma4159.110.82387.09.8+177
Certificate I and II Level821.81.4431.31.4+39
Certificate III & IV Level1,10424.121.978523.021.1+319
Certificate Level, nfd1152.52.1661.91.7+49
No qualification1,94542.433.61,72150.438.8+224
Inadequately described or not stated1403.12.81504.44.0-10

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, Western Australia: 27.4% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Western Australia: 10.8% Certificate I and II Level, Western Australia: 1.4% Certificate III & IV Level, Western Australia: 21.9% Certificate Level, nfd, Western Australia: 2.1% No qualification, Western Australia: 33.6% Bachelor or Higher degree, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 17.1% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 9.1% Certificate I and II Level, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 1.8% Certificate III & IV Level, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 24.1% Certificate Level, nfd, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 2.5% No qualification, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 42.4%
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, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +369 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +177 Certificate I and II Level, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +39 Certificate III & IV Level, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +319 Certificate Level, nfd, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +49 No qualification, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +224
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 Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale 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, 30.4% of the held educational qualifications, and 42.4% had no qualifications, compared with 41.7% and 33.6% respectively for Western Australia.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the workforce in Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers with No qualifications (42.4% compared to 33.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (24.1% compared to 21.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (17.1% compared to 27.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (9.1% compared to 10.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the workforce in Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+369 local workers)
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (+319 local workers)
  • No qualifications (+224 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+177 local workers)

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