City of Mandurah
Local workers - Qualifications - All industries
In the City of Mandurah, the workforce has a lower proportion with University qualifications compared to Western Australia.
Qualification levels help to evaluate the economic opportunities and socio-economic status of local workers in a particular industry.
The level of qualifications in a workforce relate to a number of factors including:
- The age of the workforce;
- The skill and qualification level required to enter an industry;
- The professional or working ambitions of people (to seek education as youth or retraining as adults);
- The opportunities afforded to people to continue studying beyond compulsory schooling.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work
|Local workers qualifications|
|City of Mandurah - All industries||2016||2011||Change|
|Qualification level||Number||%||Western Australia||Number||%||Western Australia||2011 - 2016|
|Bachelor or Higher degree||4,099||19.2||27.4||2,693||14.5||23.2||+1,406|
|Advanced Diploma or Diploma||2,425||11.4||10.8||1,727||9.3||9.8||+698|
|Certificate I and II Level||380||1.8||1.4||353||1.9||1.4||+27|
|Certificate III & IV Level||4,853||22.8||21.9||4,025||21.7||21.1||+828|
|Certificate Level, nfd||576||2.7||2.1||400||2.2||1.7||+176|
|Inadequately described or not stated||654||3.1||2.8||871||4.7||4.0||-217|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Analysis of the qualifications of the in the City of Mandurah in 2016 compared to Western Australia shows that there was a higher proportion holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a lower proportion with no formal qualifications.
Overall, 57.9% of the workers who held educational qualifications, and 39.0% had no qualifications, compared with 63.6% and 33.6% respectively for Western Australia.
The major differences between the qualifications held by the workforce of the City of Mandurah and Western Australia were:
- A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degree (19.2% compared to 27.4%)
- A larger percentage of local workers with No qualification (39.0% compared to 33.6%)
- A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Level (22.8% compared to 21.9%)
- A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate Level, nfd (2.7% compared to 2.1%)
The largest changes in the qualifications held by the workforce in the City of Mandurah between 2011 and 2016 were:
- Bachelor or Higher degree (+1,406 local workers)
- Certificate III & IV Level (+828 local workers)
- Advanced Diploma or Diploma (+698 local workers)
- No qualification (-201 local workers)