Hobsons Bay City

Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In Hobsons Bay City, the workforce has a lower proportion with University qualifications compared to Victoria.

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 Hobsons Bay City.

Data source

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, Hobsons Bay City 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.
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Local workers qualifications
Hobsons Bay City - All industries 20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2011 - 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree8,64724.733.37,16520.128.6+1,482
Advanced Diploma or Diploma4,06511.611.53,4509.710.4+615
Certificate I and II Level3090.91.03691.01.1-60
Certificate III & IV Level7,54921.618.17,63921.417.9-90
Certificate Level, nfd6821.91.85461.51.5+136
No qualification12,77336.531.614,84841.736.4-2,075
Inadequately described or not stated9602.72.81,6214.54.0-661
Total Persons34,985100.0100.035,638100.0100.0-653

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the qualifications of the in Hobsons Bay City in 2016 compared to Victoria 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, 60.7% of the workers who held educational qualifications, and 36.5% had no qualifications, compared with 65.7% and 31.6% respectively for Victoria.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the workforce of Hobsons Bay City and Victoria were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degree (24.7% compared to 33.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with No qualification (36.5% compared to 31.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Level (21.6% compared to 18.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate Level, nfd (1.9% compared to 1.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the workforce in Hobsons Bay City between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • No qualification (-2,075 local workers)
  • Bachelor or Higher degree (+1,482 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diploma (+615 local workers)
  • Certificate Level, nfd (+136 local workers)

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