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Resident workers - Qualifications

45.0% of the resident workers in the City of Joondalup have qualifications, compared to 41.8% for Western Australia.

Education is an essential means of building the knowledge and skill levels of the labour force, which is a key factor in achieving future economic and social development.

The level of educational attainment for the City of Joondalup's resident workforce relates to a number of factors including:

  • The age structure of the resident workforce;
  • The professional or social ambitions of people to obtain qualifications (that is, to seek education and retraining);
  • The opportunities afforded to people to continue studying beyond compulsory schooling, and;
  • The knowledge and skill requirements of the local industries.

Qualification should be looked at in conjunction with Income, Occupation and Field of qualification for a clearer picture of the knowledge and skill level of City of Joondalup's local resident workers.

When comparing the Qualifications of local resident worker with local workers, Qualifications statistics indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents or on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Resident workers qualifications
City of Joondalup 20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Western Australia%Number%Western Australia%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree23,29029.527.519,81823.923.3+3,472
Advanced Diploma or Diploma9,69112.310.89,69211.79.8-1
Certificate I and II Level8781.11.41,0481.31.4-170
Certificate III & IV Level16,72421.221.617,29220.820.9-568
Certificate Level, nfd1,7202.22.11,5091.81.7+211
No qualification24,66131.233.730,65636.938.9-5,995
Inadequately described or not stated2,0172.62.83,0073.64.0-990

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

Resident workers qualifications, 2016
Resident workers qualifications, 2016 Bachelor or Higher degree, Western Australia : 27.5% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Western Australia : 10.8% Certificate I and II Level, Western Australia : 1.4% Certificate III & IV Level, Western Australia : 21.6% Certificate Level, nfd, Western Australia : 2.1% No qualification, Western Australia : 33.7% Inadequately described or not stated, Western Australia : 2.8% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Joondalup - All industries : 29.5% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Joondalup - All industries : 12.3% Certificate I and II Level, City of Joondalup - All industries : 1.1% Certificate III & IV Level, City of Joondalup - All industries : 21.2% Certificate Level, nfd, City of Joondalup - All industries : 2.2% No qualification, City of Joondalup - All industries : 31.2% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Joondalup - All industries : 2.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers qualifications, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers qualifications, 2011 to 2016 Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Joondalup - All industries: +3,472 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Joondalup - All industries: -1 Certificate I and II Level, City of Joondalup - All industries: -170 Certificate III & IV Level, City of Joondalup - All industries: -568 Certificate Level, nfd, City of Joondalup - All industries: +211 No qualification, City of Joondalup - All industries: -5,995 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Joondalup - All industries: -990
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 resident workers in the City of Joondalup in 2016 compared to Western Australia shows that there was a higher proportion of people holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a lower proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 45.0% of the resident workers held educational qualifications, and 31.2% had no qualifications, compared with 41.8% and 33.7% respectively for Western Australia.

The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers of the City of Joondalup and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (29.5% compared to 27.5%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (12.3% compared to 10.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers with No qualifications (31.2% compared to 33.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the resident workers in the City of Joondalup between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • No qualifications (-5,995 people )
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+3,472 people )
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (-568 people )
  • Certificate Level, nfds (+211 people )

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