City of Kingston

Resident workers - Qualifications

67.1% of the resident workers (All industries) in the City of Kingston have qualifications, compared to 65.7% for Victoria.

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 Kingston'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 , Occupations and Field of qualification for a clearer picture of the knowledge and skill level of the City of Kingston'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.

Data source

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

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Resident workers qualifications
City of Kingston - Persons 20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2011 - 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree25,30534.133.319,92728.328.6+5,378
Advanced Diploma or Diploma9,66513.011.58,60112.210.4+1,064
Certificate I and II Level6410.91.07071.01.1-66
Certificate III & IV Level12,75417.218.112,27217.417.9+482
Certificate Level, nfd1,3741.91.81,1561.61.5+218
No qualification22,44430.331.524,78735.236.4-2,343
Inadequately described or not stated1,9212.62.82,9324.24.0-1,011
Total Persons74,104100.0100.070,382100.0100.0+3,722

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

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the qualifications of the resident workers (All industries) in the City of Kingston in 2016 compared to Victoria shows that there was a higher proportion of resident holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a lower proportion of males with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 67.1% of the resident workers (All industries) held educational qualifications, and 30.3% had no qualifications, compared with 65.7% and 31.5% respectively for Victoria.

The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers (All industries) of the City of Kingston and (Victoria) were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) with Advanced Diploma or Diploma (13.0% compared to 11.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) with No qualification (30.3% compared to 31.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) with Certificate III & IV Level (17.2% compared to 18.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the resident workers (All industries) in the City of Kingston between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Bachelor or Higher degree (+5,378 persons)
  • No qualification (-2,343 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diploma (+1,064 persons)
  • Certificate III & IV Level (+482 persons)

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