City of Mandurah
Local workers - Qualifications - Health Care and Social Assistance
In the City of Mandurah, the Health Care and Social Assistance 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 - Health Care and Social Assistance||2016||2011||Change|
|Qualification level||Number||%||Western Australia||Number||%||Western Australia||2011 - 2016|
|Bachelor or Higher degree||1,198||32.8||44.3||716||25.4||37.8||+482|
|Advanced Diploma or Diploma||647||17.7||15.5||435||15.4||15.3||+212|
|Certificate I and II Level||43||1.2||1.1||38||1.3||1.1||+5|
|Certificate III & IV Level||752||20.6||14.0||567||20.1||13.4||+185|
|Certificate Level, nfd||118||3.2||2.7||101||3.6||2.5||+17|
|Inadequately described or not stated||113||3.1||3.1||172||6.1||5.3||-59|
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, 75.5% of the workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) who held educational qualifications, and 21.4% had no qualifications, compared with 77.5% and 19.4% respectively for Western Australia.
The major differences between the qualifications held by the workforce (Health Care and Social Assistance) of the City of Mandurah and Western Australia were:
- A smaller percentage of local workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) with Bachelor or Higher degree (32.8% compared to 44.3%)
- A larger percentage of local workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) with Certificate III & IV Level (20.6% compared to 14.0%)
- A larger percentage of local workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) with Advanced Diploma or Diploma (17.7% compared to 15.5%)
- A larger percentage of local workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) with No qualification (21.4% compared to 19.4%)
The largest changes in the qualifications held by the Health Care and Social Assistance workforce in the City of Mandurah between 2011 and 2016 were:
- Bachelor or Higher degree (+482 local workers)
- Advanced Diploma or Diploma (+212 local workers)
- Certificate III & IV Level (+185 local workers)
- Certificate Level, nfd (+17 local workers)