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Wollondilly Shire

Resident workers - Qualifications

31.4% of the resident workers in Wollondilly Shire have qualifications, compared to 47.2% for New South Wales.

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 Wollondilly Shire'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 Macarthur Region'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
Wollondilly Shire 20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree3,87316.132.63,04814.327.9+825
Advanced Diploma or Diploma2,68511.211.21,9299.110.5+756
Certificate I and II Level3541.51.23371.61.4+17
Certificate III & IV Level7,28430.318.76,08828.618.9+1,196
Certificate Level, nfd6282.62.34572.11.9+171
No qualification8,47535.231.18,40639.534.8+69
Inadequately described or not stated7513.12.91,0264.84.5-275

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, New South Wales : 32.6% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, New South Wales : 11.2% Certificate I and II Level, New South Wales : 1.2% Certificate III & IV Level, New South Wales : 18.7% Certificate Level, nfd, New South Wales : 2.3% No qualification, New South Wales : 31.1% Inadequately described or not stated, New South Wales : 2.9% Bachelor or Higher degree, Wollondilly Shire - All industries : 16.1% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Wollondilly Shire - All industries : 11.2% Certificate I and II Level, Wollondilly Shire - All industries : 1.5% Certificate III & IV Level, Wollondilly Shire - All industries : 30.3% Certificate Level, nfd, Wollondilly Shire - All industries : 2.6% No qualification, Wollondilly Shire - All industries : 35.2% Inadequately described or not stated, Wollondilly Shire - All industries : 3.1%
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, Wollondilly Shire - All industries: +825 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Wollondilly Shire - All industries: +756 Certificate I and II Level, Wollondilly Shire - All industries: +17 Certificate III & IV Level, Wollondilly Shire - All industries: +1,196 Certificate Level, nfd, Wollondilly Shire - All industries: +171 No qualification, Wollondilly Shire - All industries: +69 Inadequately described or not stated, Wollondilly Shire - All industries: -275
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 Wollondilly Shire in 2016 compared to New South Wales shows that there was a lower proportion of people holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a higher proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 31.4% of the resident workers held educational qualifications, and 35.2% had no qualifications, compared with 47.2% and 31.1% respectively for New South Wales.

The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers of Wollondilly Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (30.3% compared to 18.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers with No qualifications (35.2% compared to 31.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (16.1% compared to 32.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the resident workers in Wollondilly Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Certificate III & IV Levels (+1,196 people )
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+825 people )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+756 people )
  • Certificate Level, nfds (+171 people )

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