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Resident workers - Qualifications

73.9% of the resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) in the City of Mandurah have qualifications, compared to 81.9% for Education and Training.

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 Mandurah'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 Mandurah'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 Mandurah 20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Education and Training%Number%Education and Training%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree1,05828.950.861422.549.1+444
Advanced Diploma or Diploma69018.912.543415.912.1+256
Certificate I and II Level481.30.9421.51.3+6
Certificate III & IV Level77221.115.256020.514.7+212
Certificate Level, nfd1353.72.5913.32.1+44
No qualification82622.615.981629.918.2+10
Inadequately described or not stated1283.52.21756.42.6-47

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, City of Mandurah - Education and Training : 50.8% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Mandurah - Education and Training : 12.5% Certificate I and II Level, City of Mandurah - Education and Training : 0.9% Certificate III & IV Level, City of Mandurah - Education and Training : 15.2% Certificate Level, nfd, City of Mandurah - Education and Training : 2.5% No qualification, City of Mandurah - Education and Training : 15.9% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Mandurah - Education and Training : 2.2% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Mandurah - Health Care and Social Assistance : 28.9% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Mandurah - Health Care and Social Assistance : 18.9% Certificate I and II Level, City of Mandurah - Health Care and Social Assistance : 1.3% Certificate III & IV Level, City of Mandurah - Health Care and Social Assistance : 21.1% Certificate Level, nfd, City of Mandurah - Health Care and Social Assistance : 3.7% No qualification, City of Mandurah - Health Care and Social Assistance : 22.6% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Mandurah - Health Care and Social Assistance : 3.5%
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 Mandurah - Health Care and Social Assistance: +444 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Mandurah - Health Care and Social Assistance: +256 Certificate I and II Level, City of Mandurah - Health Care and Social Assistance: +6 Certificate III & IV Level, City of Mandurah - Health Care and Social Assistance: +212 Certificate Level, nfd, City of Mandurah - Health Care and Social Assistance: +44 No qualification, City of Mandurah - Health Care and Social Assistance: +10 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Mandurah - Health Care and Social Assistance: -47
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 (Health Care and Social Assistance) in the City of Mandurah in 2016 compared to Education and Training 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, 73.9% of the resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) held educational qualifications, and 22.6% had no qualifications, compared with 81.9% and 15.9% respectively for Education and Training.

The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) of the City of Mandurah and Education and Training were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) with No qualifications (22.6% compared to 15.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (18.9% compared to 12.5%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) with Certificate III & IV Levels (21.1% compared to 15.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) with Bachelor or Higher degrees (28.9% compared to 50.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) in the City of Mandurah between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+444 people )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+256 people )
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (+212 people )

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