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Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In City of Port Phillip, the workforce has a higher proportion with tertiary 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 Occupation data for a full education analysis for City of Port Phillip.

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 Port Phillip 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 Port Phillip - All industries20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree36,55948.133.329,75742.528.6+6,802
Advanced Diploma or Diploma9,75512.811.58,97912.810.4+776
Certificate I and II Level5120.71.06010.91.1-89
Certificate III & IV Level8,51911.218.18,19711.717.9+322
Certificate Level, nfd1,1641.51.81,0521.51.5+112
No qualification17,59323.231.619,16327.336.4-1,570
Inadequately described or not stated1,8322.42.82,3183.34.0-486

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, 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: 31.6% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Port Phillip: 48.1% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Port Phillip: 12.8% Certificate I and II Level, City of Port Phillip: 0.7% Certificate III & IV Level, City of Port Phillip: 11.2% Certificate Level, nfd, City of Port Phillip: 1.5% No qualification, City of Port Phillip: 23.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers qualification, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers qualification, 2011 to 2016 Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Port Phillip - All industries: +6,802 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Port Phillip - All industries: +776 Certificate I and II Level, City of Port Phillip - All industries: -89 Certificate III & IV Level, City of Port Phillip - All industries: +322 Certificate Level, nfd, City of Port Phillip - All industries: +112 No qualification, City of Port Phillip - All industries: -1,570
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 City of Port Phillip in 2016 compared to Victoria 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, 63.2% of the held educational qualifications, and 23.2% had no qualifications, compared with 47.6% and 31.6% respectively for Victoria.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the workforce in City of Port Phillip and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (48.1% compared to 33.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (12.8% compared to 11.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with No qualifications (23.2% compared to 31.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (11.2% compared to 18.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+6,802 local workers)
  • No qualifications (-1,570 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+776 local workers)
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (+322 local workers)

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