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Resident workers - Qualifications

48.1% of the resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) in the City of Playford have qualifications, compared to 67.3% for South Australia.

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 Playford'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 Playford'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 Playford 20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%South Australia%Number%South Australia%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree225.223.0174.721.8+5
Advanced Diploma or Diploma235.410.8226.19.5+1
Certificate I and II Level40.91.161.71.1-2
Certificate III & IV Level14534.230.611231.329.4+33
Certificate Level, nfd102.41.761.71.5+4
No qualification21049.530.618150.633.4+29
Inadequately described or not stated102.42.1143.93.3-4

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, South Australia - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services  : 23.0% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, South Australia - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services  : 10.8% Certificate I and II Level, South Australia - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services  : 1.1% Certificate III & IV Level, South Australia - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services  : 30.6% Certificate Level, nfd, South Australia - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services  : 1.7% No qualification, South Australia - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services  : 30.6% Inadequately described or not stated, South Australia - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services  : 2.1% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Playford - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services : 5.2% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Playford - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services : 5.4% Certificate I and II Level, City of Playford - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services : 0.9% Certificate III & IV Level, City of Playford - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services : 34.2% Certificate Level, nfd, City of Playford - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services : 2.4% No qualification, City of Playford - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services : 49.5% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Playford - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services : 2.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers qualifications, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers qualifications, 2011 to 2016 Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Playford - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: +5 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Playford - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: +1 Certificate I and II Level, City of Playford - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: -2 Certificate III & IV Level, City of Playford - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: +33 Certificate Level, nfd, City of Playford - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: +4 No qualification, City of Playford - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: +29 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Playford - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: -4
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 (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) in the City of Playford in 2016 compared to South Australia shows that there was a lower proportion of people holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a higher proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 48.1% of the resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) held educational qualifications, and 49.5% had no qualifications, compared with 67.3% and 30.6% respectively for South Australia.

The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) of the City of Playford and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) with No qualifications (49.5% compared to 30.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) with Certificate III & IV Levels (34.2% compared to 30.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) with Bachelor or Higher degrees (5.2% compared to 23.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (5.4% compared to 10.8%)

Emerging groups

There were no major changes in the qualifications held by the resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) in the City of Playford between 2011 and 2016.

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