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Resident workers - Qualifications

51.5% of the resident workers (Wholesale Trade) in the City of Mandurah have qualifications, compared to 42.9% for Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

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%Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing%Number%Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree509.712.2325.410.9+18
Advanced Diploma or Diploma387.410.6417.07.8-3
Certificate I and II Level00.04.161.01.6-6
Certificate III & IV Level16131.413.913022.117.7+31
Certificate Level, nfd152.92.0101.70.0+5
No qualification22944.653.535159.655.7-122
Inadequately described or not stated203.93.7193.26.3+1

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 - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 12.2% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Mandurah - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 10.6% Certificate I and II Level, City of Mandurah - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 4.1% Certificate III & IV Level, City of Mandurah - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 13.9% Certificate Level, nfd, City of Mandurah - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 2.0% No qualification, City of Mandurah - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 53.5% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Mandurah - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 3.7% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Mandurah - Wholesale Trade : 9.7% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Mandurah - Wholesale Trade : 7.4% Certificate I and II Level, City of Mandurah - Wholesale Trade : 0.0% Certificate III & IV Level, City of Mandurah - Wholesale Trade : 31.4% Certificate Level, nfd, City of Mandurah - Wholesale Trade : 2.9% No qualification, City of Mandurah - Wholesale Trade : 44.6% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Mandurah - Wholesale Trade : 3.9%
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 - Wholesale Trade: +18 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Mandurah - Wholesale Trade: -3 Certificate I and II Level, City of Mandurah - Wholesale Trade: -6 Certificate III & IV Level, City of Mandurah - Wholesale Trade: +31 Certificate Level, nfd, City of Mandurah - Wholesale Trade: +5 No qualification, City of Mandurah - Wholesale Trade: -122 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Mandurah - Wholesale Trade: +1
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 (Wholesale Trade) in the City of Mandurah in 2016 compared to Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing shows that there was a higher proportion of people holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a lower proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 51.5% of the resident workers (Wholesale Trade) held educational qualifications, and 44.6% had no qualifications, compared with 42.9% and 53.5% respectively for Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers (Wholesale Trade) of the City of Mandurah and Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Wholesale Trade) with Certificate III & IV Levels (31.4% compared to 13.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Wholesale Trade) with No qualifications (44.6% compared to 53.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Wholesale Trade) with Certificate I and II Levels (0.0% compared to 4.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Wholesale Trade) with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (7.4% compared to 10.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the qualifications held by the resident workers (Wholesale Trade) in the City of Mandurah between 2011 and 2016 was:

  • No qualifications (-122 people )

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