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Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In the City of Parramatta, the workforce has a higher proportion with tertiary qualifications compared to New South Wales.

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 Parramatta.

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 Parramatta 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 Parramatta - All industries20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree55,51740.232.644,68834.227.9+10,829
Advanced Diploma or Diploma16,93612.311.115,53511.910.5+1,401
Certificate I and II Level1,3421.01.21,7121.31.4-370
Certificate III & IV Level18,50813.418.718,94214.518.8-434
Certificate Level, nfd2,9452.12.32,6222.01.9+323
No qualification38,78528.131.141,23531.634.9-2,450
Inadequately described or not stated3,9172.82.95,7894.44.5-1,872

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, New South Wales: 32.6% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, New South Wales: 11.1% 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% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Parramatta: 40.2% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Parramatta: 12.3% Certificate I and II Level, City of Parramatta: 1.0% Certificate III & IV Level, City of Parramatta: 13.4% Certificate Level, nfd, City of Parramatta: 2.1% No qualification, City of Parramatta: 28.1%
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 Parramatta - All industries: +10,829 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Parramatta - All industries: +1,401 Certificate I and II Level, City of Parramatta - All industries: -370 Certificate III & IV Level, City of Parramatta - All industries: -434 Certificate Level, nfd, City of Parramatta - All industries: +323 No qualification, City of Parramatta - All industries: -2,450
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 in the City of Parramatta in 2016 compared to New South Wales 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, 55.6% of the held educational qualifications, and 28.1% had no qualifications, compared with 47.2% and 31.1% respectively for New South Wales.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (40.2% compared to 32.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (12.3% compared to 11.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (13.4% compared to 18.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with No qualifications (28.1% compared to 31.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+10,829 local workers)
  • No qualifications (-2,450 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+1,401 local workers)
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (-434 local workers)

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