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Resident workers - Qualifications

73.4% of the female resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) in the City of Mandurah have qualifications, compared to 76.8% 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 female resident workforce relates to a number of factors including:

  • The age structure of the female 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 - Females20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Western Australia%Number%Western Australia%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree86127.141.747119.735.0+390
Advanced Diploma or Diploma62419.716.639016.316.4+234
Certificate I and II Level371.21.2391.61.2-2
Certificate III & IV Level67921.414.349620.813.3+183
Certificate Level, nfd1294.13.0803.42.7+49
No qualification72822.920.175431.625.8-26
Inadequately described or not stated1173.73.11576.65.5-40

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 - Health Care and Social Assistance female  : 41.7% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Western Australia - Health Care and Social Assistance female  : 16.6% Certificate I and II Level, Western Australia - Health Care and Social Assistance female  : 1.2% Certificate III & IV Level, Western Australia - Health Care and Social Assistance female  : 14.3% Certificate Level, nfd, Western Australia - Health Care and Social Assistance female  : 3.0% No qualification, Western Australia - Health Care and Social Assistance female  : 20.1% Inadequately described or not stated, Western Australia - Health Care and Social Assistance female  : 3.1% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Mandurah - Health Care and Social Assistance : 27.1% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Mandurah - Health Care and Social Assistance : 19.7% Certificate I and II Level, City of Mandurah - Health Care and Social Assistance : 1.2% Certificate III & IV Level, City of Mandurah - Health Care and Social Assistance : 21.4% Certificate Level, nfd, City of Mandurah - Health Care and Social Assistance : 4.1% No qualification, City of Mandurah - Health Care and Social Assistance : 22.9% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Mandurah - Health Care and Social Assistance : 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 - Health Care and Social Assistance: +390 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Mandurah - Health Care and Social Assistance: +234 Certificate I and II Level, City of Mandurah - Health Care and Social Assistance: -2 Certificate III & IV Level, City of Mandurah - Health Care and Social Assistance: +183 Certificate Level, nfd, City of Mandurah - Health Care and Social Assistance: +49 No qualification, City of Mandurah - Health Care and Social Assistance: -26 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Mandurah - Health Care and Social Assistance: -40
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 female resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) in the City of Mandurah in 2016 compared to Western Australia shows that there was a lower proportion of females holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a higher proportion of females with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 73.4% of the female resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) held educational qualifications, and 22.9% had no qualifications, compared with 76.8% and 20.1% respectively for Western Australia.

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

  • A larger percentage of female resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) with Certificate III & IV Levels (21.4% compared to 14.3%)
  • A larger percentage of female resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (19.7% compared to 16.6%)
  • A larger percentage of female resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) with No qualifications (22.9% compared to 20.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of female resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) with Bachelor or Higher degrees (27.1% compared to 41.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+390 females )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+234 females )
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (+183 females )

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