City of Mandurah

Resident workers - Qualifications

73.9% of the resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) in the City of Mandurah have qualifications, compared to 77.5% 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 , Occupations and Field of qualification for a clearer picture of the knowledge and skill level of the 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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers qualifications
City of Mandurah - Persons 20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2011 - 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree1,05828.944.261422.537.8+444
Advanced Diploma or Diploma69018.915.543415.915.3+256
Certificate I and II Level481.31.1421.51.1+6
Certificate III & IV Level77221.114.056020.513.4+212
Certificate Level, nfd1353.72.7913.32.5+44
No qualification82622.619.481629.924.7+10
Inadequately described or not stated1283.53.11756.45.3-47
Total Persons3,657100.0100.02,732100.0100.0+925

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id the population experts

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the qualifications of the resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) in the City of Mandurah in 2016 compared to Western Australia shows that there was a higher proportion of resident holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a lower proportion of males 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 77.5% and 19.4% respectively for Western Australia.

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

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) with Bachelor or Higher degree (28.9% compared to 44.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) with Certificate III & IV Level (21.1% compared to 14.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) with Advanced Diploma or Diploma (18.9% compared to 15.5%)

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 degree (+444 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diploma (+256 persons)
  • Certificate III & IV Level (+212 persons)
  • Certificate Level, nfd (+44 persons)

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