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Nillumbik Shire

Resident workers - Qualifications

49.1% of the resident workers in Nillumbik Shire have qualifications, compared to 47.6% for Victoria.

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 Nillumbik Shire's resident workforce relates to a number of factors including:

  • The age structure of the 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 Nillumbik Shire'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
Nillumbik Shire 20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Victoria%Number%Victoria%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree11,13734.233.39,72129.428.6+1,416
Advanced Diploma or Diploma4,01812.311.53,91911.810.4+99
Certificate I and II Level2580.81.02790.81.1-21
Certificate III & IV Level6,21719.118.16,34319.217.9-126
Certificate Level, nfd5721.81.85491.71.5+23
No qualification9,65229.631.511,17333.836.4-1,521
Inadequately described or not stated7252.22.81,0963.34.0-371

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, Victoria : 33.3% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Victoria : 11.5% Certificate I and II Level, Victoria : 1.0% Certificate III & IV Level, Victoria : 18.1% Certificate Level, nfd, Victoria : 1.8% No qualification, Victoria : 31.5% Inadequately described or not stated, Victoria : 2.8% Bachelor or Higher degree, Nillumbik Shire - All industries : 34.2% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Nillumbik Shire - All industries : 12.3% Certificate I and II Level, Nillumbik Shire - All industries : 0.8% Certificate III & IV Level, Nillumbik Shire - All industries : 19.1% Certificate Level, nfd, Nillumbik Shire - All industries : 1.8% No qualification, Nillumbik Shire - All industries : 29.6% Inadequately described or not stated, Nillumbik Shire - All industries : 2.2%
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, Nillumbik Shire - All industries: +1,416 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Nillumbik Shire - All industries: +99 Certificate I and II Level, Nillumbik Shire - All industries: -21 Certificate III & IV Level, Nillumbik Shire - All industries: -126 Certificate Level, nfd, Nillumbik Shire - All industries: +23 No qualification, Nillumbik Shire - All industries: -1,521 Inadequately described or not stated, Nillumbik Shire - All industries: -371
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 resident workers in Nillumbik Shire in 2016 compared to Victoria shows that there was a higher proportion of people holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a lower proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 49.1% of the resident workers held educational qualifications, and 29.6% had no qualifications, compared with 47.6% and 31.5% respectively for Victoria.

The major difference between the qualifications held by the resident workers of Nillumbik Shire and Victoria is:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers with No qualifications (29.6% compared to 31.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the resident workers in Nillumbik Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • No qualifications (-1,521 people )
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+1,416 people )
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (-126 people )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+99 people )

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