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Resident workers - Qualifications

48.4% of the resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) in the City of Mandurah have qualifications, compared to 53.6% for Western Australia.

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%Western Australia%Number%Western Australia%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree847.818.5727.716.2+12
Advanced Diploma or Diploma10810.011.1667.19.9+42
Certificate I and II Level232.11.9202.12.0+3
Certificate III & IV Level26724.819.020722.217.9+60
Certificate Level, nfd393.63.1202.12.3+19
No qualification51547.943.049853.446.8+17
Inadequately described or not stated403.73.4505.44.8-10

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, Western Australia - Administrative and Support Services  : 18.5% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Western Australia - Administrative and Support Services  : 11.1% Certificate I and II Level, Western Australia - Administrative and Support Services  : 1.9% Certificate III & IV Level, Western Australia - Administrative and Support Services  : 19.0% Certificate Level, nfd, Western Australia - Administrative and Support Services  : 3.1% No qualification, Western Australia - Administrative and Support Services  : 43.0% Inadequately described or not stated, Western Australia - Administrative and Support Services  : 3.4% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Mandurah - Administrative and Support Services : 7.8% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Mandurah - Administrative and Support Services : 10.0% Certificate I and II Level, City of Mandurah - Administrative and Support Services : 2.1% Certificate III & IV Level, City of Mandurah - Administrative and Support Services : 24.8% Certificate Level, nfd, City of Mandurah - Administrative and Support Services : 3.6% No qualification, City of Mandurah - Administrative and Support Services : 47.9% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Mandurah - Administrative and Support Services : 3.7%
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 - Administrative and Support Services: +12 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Mandurah - Administrative and Support Services: +42 Certificate I and II Level, City of Mandurah - Administrative and Support Services: +3 Certificate III & IV Level, City of Mandurah - Administrative and Support Services: +60 Certificate Level, nfd, City of Mandurah - Administrative and Support Services: +19 No qualification, City of Mandurah - Administrative and Support Services: +17 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Mandurah - Administrative and Support Services: -10
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 (Administrative and Support Services) in the City of Mandurah in 2016 compared to Western Australia 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, 48.4% of the resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) held educational qualifications, and 47.9% had no qualifications, compared with 53.6% and 43.0% respectively for Western Australia.

The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) of the City of Mandurah and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) with Certificate III & IV Levels (24.8% compared to 19.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) with No qualifications (47.9% compared to 43.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) with Bachelor or Higher degrees (7.8% compared to 18.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (10.0% compared to 11.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Certificate III & IV Levels (+60 people )

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