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Resident workers - Qualifications

62.9% of the resident workers in the City of Parramatta have qualifications, compared to 47.2% for New South Wales.

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 the City of Parramatta'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 City of Parramatta'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
City of Parramatta 20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree52,68449.432.638,83842.027.9+13,846
Advanced Diploma or Diploma11,66210.911.210,75411.610.5+908
Certificate I and II Level7880.71.29341.01.4-146
Certificate III & IV Level11,41710.718.711,31712.218.9+100
Certificate Level, nfd1,9261.82.31,5961.71.9+330
No qualification25,22223.731.125,32927.434.8-107
Inadequately described or not stated2,8752.72.93,6664.04.5-791

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, New South Wales : 32.6% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, New South Wales : 11.2% Certificate I and II Level, New South Wales : 1.2% Certificate III & IV Level, New South Wales : 18.7% Certificate Level, nfd, New South Wales : 2.3% No qualification, New South Wales : 31.1% Inadequately described or not stated, New South Wales : 2.9% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Parramatta - All industries : 49.4% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Parramatta - All industries : 10.9% Certificate I and II Level, City of Parramatta - All industries : 0.7% Certificate III & IV Level, City of Parramatta - All industries : 10.7% Certificate Level, nfd, City of Parramatta - All industries : 1.8% No qualification, City of Parramatta - All industries : 23.7% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Parramatta - All industries : 2.7%
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, City of Parramatta - All industries: +13,846 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Parramatta - All industries: +908 Certificate I and II Level, City of Parramatta - All industries: -146 Certificate III & IV Level, City of Parramatta - All industries: +100 Certificate Level, nfd, City of Parramatta - All industries: +330 No qualification, City of Parramatta - All industries: -107 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Parramatta - All industries: -791
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 the City of Parramatta in 2016 compared to New South Wales 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, 62.9% of the resident workers held educational qualifications, and 23.7% had no qualifications, compared with 47.2% and 31.1% respectively for New South Wales.

The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers of the City of Parramatta and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (49.4% compared to 32.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (10.7% compared to 18.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers with No qualifications (23.7% compared to 31.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the resident workers in the City of Parramatta between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+13,846 people )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+908 people )
  • Certificate Level, nfds (+330 people )
  • Certificate I and II Levels (-146 people )

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