Perth Inner City Region

Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In Perth Inner City Region, the workforce has a higher proportion with University 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 Occupations data for a full education analysis for Perth Inner City Region.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

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Local workers qualifications
Perth Inner City Region - All industries 20212016Change
Qualification levelNumber%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2016 - 2021
Bachelor or Higher degree138,13353.431.1103,70648.027.4+34,427
Advanced Diploma or Diploma29,59711.410.925,34211.710.8+4,255
Certificate I and II Level2,6961.01.81,9650.91.4+731
Certificate III & IV Level30,05011.621.825,23411.721.9+4,816
Certificate Level, nfd3,6531.41.73,7911.82.1-138
No qualification49,01118.930.150,79823.533.6-1,787
Inadequately described or not stated5,7352.22.55,3692.52.8+366
Total Persons258,875100.0100.0216,205100.0100.0+42,670

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the qualifications of the in Perth Inner City Region in 2021 compared to Western Australia shows that there was a higher proportion holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a lower proportion with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 78.9% of the workers who held educational qualifications, and 18.9% had no qualifications, compared with 67.4% and 30.1% respectively for Western Australia.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the workforce of Perth Inner City Region and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degree (53.4% compared to 31.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with No qualification (18.9% compared to 30.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Level (11.6% compared to 21.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Certificate I and II Level (1.0% compared to 1.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the workforce in Perth Inner City Region between 2016 and 2021 were:

  • Bachelor or Higher degree (+34,427 local workers)
  • Certificate III & IV Level (+4,816 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diploma (+4,255 local workers)
  • No qualification (-1,787 local workers)

Perth Inner City Region

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