Lithgow City Council
Local workers - Qualifications - All industries
In Lithgow City Council , the workforce has a lower 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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work
|Local workers qualifications|
|Lithgow City Council - All industries||2016||2011||Change|
|Qualification level||Number||%||New South Wales||Number||%||New South Wales||2011 - 2016|
|Bachelor or Higher degree||1,203||16.2||32.6||1,075||13.5||27.9||+128|
|Advanced Diploma or Diploma||762||10.2||11.1||621||7.8||10.5||+141|
|Certificate I and II Level||142||1.9||1.2||161||2.0||1.4||-19|
|Certificate III & IV Level||2,269||30.5||18.7||2,355||29.6||18.8||-86|
|Certificate Level, nfd||173||2.3||2.3||152||1.9||1.9||+21|
|Inadequately described or not stated||228||3.1||2.9||396||5.0||4.5||-168|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Analysis of the qualifications of the in Lithgow City Council in 2016 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, 61.1% of the workers who held educational qualifications, and 35.8% had no qualifications, compared with 65.9% and 31.1% respectively for New South Wales.
The major differences between the qualifications held by the workforce of Lithgow City Council and New South Wales were:
- A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degree (16.2% compared to 32.6%)
- A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Level (30.5% compared to 18.7%)
- A larger percentage of local workers with No qualification (35.8% compared to 31.1%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diploma (10.2% compared to 11.1%)
The largest changes in the qualifications held by the workforce in Lithgow City Council between 2011 and 2016 were:
- No qualification (-526 local workers)
- Advanced Diploma or Diploma (+141 local workers)
- Bachelor or Higher degree (+128 local workers)
- Certificate III & IV Level (-86 local workers)