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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 tertiary 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.

Educational Qualification statistics should be looked at in conjunction with Field of qualification and Occupation data for a full education analysis for City of Mandurah.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, City of Mandurah in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

Local workers qualifications
City of Mandurah - Health Care and Social Assistance20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree1,19832.844.371625.437.8+482
Advanced Diploma or Diploma64717.715.543515.415.3+212
Certificate I and II Level431.21.1381.31.1+5
Certificate III & IV Level75220.614.056720.113.4+185
Certificate Level, nfd1183.22.71013.62.5+17
No qualification78321.419.479428.124.7-11
Inadequately described or not stated1133.13.11726.15.3-59

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

Local workers qualification, 2016
Local workers qualification, 2016 Bachelor or Higher degree, Western Australia: 44.3% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Western Australia: 15.5% Certificate I and II Level, Western Australia: 1.1% Certificate III & IV Level, Western Australia: 14.0% Certificate Level, nfd, Western Australia: 2.7% No qualification, Western Australia: 19.4% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Mandurah: 32.8% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Mandurah: 17.7% Certificate I and II Level, City of Mandurah: 1.2% Certificate III & IV Level, City of Mandurah: 20.6% Certificate Level, nfd, City of Mandurah: 3.2% No qualification, City of Mandurah: 21.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers qualification, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers qualification, 2011 to 2016 Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Mandurah - Health Care and Social Assistance: +482 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Mandurah - Health Care and Social Assistance: +212 Certificate I and II Level, City of Mandurah - Health Care and Social Assistance: +5 Certificate III & IV Level, City of Mandurah - Health Care and Social Assistance: +185 Certificate Level, nfd, City of Mandurah - Health Care and Social Assistance: +17 No qualification, City of Mandurah - Health Care and Social Assistance: -11
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 Health Care and Social Assistance in the City of Mandurah in 2016 compared to Western Australia shows that there was a lower proportion holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a higher proportion with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 54.9% of the Health Care and Social Assistance held educational qualifications, and 21.4% had no qualifications, compared with 63.6% and 19.4% respectively for Western Australia.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the Health Care and Social Assistance workforce in the City of Mandurah and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (20.6% compared to 14.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (17.7% compared to 15.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with No qualifications (21.4% compared to 19.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (32.8% compared to 44.3%)

Emerging groups

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 degrees (+482 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+212 local workers)
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (+185 local workers)
  • Certificate Level, nfds (+17 local workers)

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