City of Merri-bek

Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In the City of Merri-bek, the workforce has a higher proportion with University qualifications compared to Victoria.

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 Occupations data for a full education analysis for the City of Merri-bek.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
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Local workers qualifications
City of Merri-bek - All industries 20212016Change
Qualification levelNumber%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2016 - 2021
Bachelor or Higher degree18,07040.839.013,13933.933.3+4,931
Advanced Diploma or Diploma5,59912.711.54,82512.411.5+774
Certificate I and II Level3600.81.03460.91.0+14
Certificate III & IV Level6,38614.417.16,36316.418.1+23
Certificate Level, nfd6931.61.56861.81.8+7
No qualification12,10127.327.812,27631.631.6-175
Inadequately described or not stated1,0482.42.21,1733.02.8-125
Total Persons44,257100.0100.038,808100.0100.0+5,449

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the qualifications of the in the City of Merri-bek in 2021 compared to Victoria shows that there was a similar proportion holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a similar proportion with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 70.3% of the workers who held educational qualifications, and 27.3% had no qualifications, compared with 70.1% and 27.8% respectively for Victoria.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the workforce of the City of Merri-bek and Victoria were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Level (14.4% compared to 17.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degree (40.8% compared to 39.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diploma (12.7% compared to 11.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with No qualification (27.3% compared to 27.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the workforce in the City of Merri-bek between 2016 and 2021 were:

  • Bachelor or Higher degree (+4,931 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diploma (+774 local workers)
  • No qualification (-175 local workers)
  • Certificate III & IV Level (+23 local workers)

City of Merri-bek

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