Ku-ring-gai Council area

Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In Ku-ring-gai Council area, the workforce has a higher proportion with University qualifications compared to New South Wales.

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 Ku-ring-gai Council area.

Data source

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

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
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Local workers qualifications
Ku-ring-gai Council area - All industries 20212016Change
Qualification levelNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2021
Bachelor or Higher degree18,68355.638.414,24947.132.6+4,434
Advanced Diploma or Diploma3,86611.511.03,80712.611.1+59
Certificate I and II Level2550.81.22200.71.2+35
Certificate III & IV Level2,8728.618.13,22610.718.7-354
Certificate Level, nfd6181.81.97362.42.3-118
No qualification6,54319.527.07,13923.631.1-596
Inadequately described or not stated7522.22.38552.82.9-103
Total Persons33,589100.0100.030,232100.0100.0+3,357

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 Ku-ring-gai Council area in 2021 compared to New South Wales 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, 78.3% of the workers who held educational qualifications, and 19.5% had no qualifications, compared with 70.7% and 27.0% respectively for New South Wales.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the workforce of Ku-ring-gai Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degree (55.6% compared to 38.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Level (8.6% compared to 18.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with No qualification (19.5% compared to 27.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diploma (11.5% compared to 11.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the workforce in Ku-ring-gai Council area between 2016 and 2021 were:

  • Bachelor or Higher degree (+4,434 local workers)
  • No qualification (-596 local workers)
  • Certificate III & IV Level (-354 local workers)
  • Certificate Level, nfd (-118 local workers)

Ku-ring-gai Council

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