City of Port Phillip

Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

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

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
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Local workers qualifications
City of Port Phillip - All industries 20212016Change
Qualification levelNumber%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2016 - 2021
Bachelor or Higher degree42,16453.739.036,55948.133.3+5,605
Advanced Diploma or Diploma9,64312.311.59,75512.811.5-112
Certificate I and II Level5360.71.05120.71.0+24
Certificate III & IV Level8,28010.517.18,51911.218.1-239
Certificate Level, nfd1,0581.31.51,1641.51.8-106
No qualification15,27819.527.817,59323.231.6-2,315
Inadequately described or not stated1,5592.02.21,8322.42.8-273
Total Persons78,518100.0100.075,934100.0100.0+2,584

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the qualifications of the in the City of Port Phillip in 2021 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, 78.6% of the workers who held educational qualifications, and 19.5% had no qualifications, compared with 70.1% and 27.8% respectively for Victoria.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degree (53.7% compared to 39.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with No qualification (19.5% compared to 27.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Level (10.5% compared to 17.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diploma (12.3% compared to 11.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the workforce in the City of Port Phillip between 2016 and 2021 were:

  • Bachelor or Higher degree (+5,605 local workers)
  • No qualification (-2,315 local workers)
  • Certificate III & IV Level (-239 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diploma (-112 local workers)

City of Port Phillip

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