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City of Whyalla

Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In City of Whyalla, the workforce has a lower proportion with tertiary qualifications compared to South Australia.

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 RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region.

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 Whyalla 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 Whyalla - All industries20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree1,14016.025.91,01914.522.1+121
Advanced Diploma or Diploma6068.510.64836.99.4+123
Certificate I and II Level1662.31.51772.51.6-11
Certificate III & IV Level1,97227.621.41,70424.220.0+268
Certificate Level, nfd1732.42.21462.11.9+27
No qualification2,86340.135.83,20045.441.0-337
Inadequately described or not stated2203.12.73214.63.9-101

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, South Australia: 25.9% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, South Australia: 10.6% Certificate I and II Level, South Australia: 1.5% Certificate III & IV Level, South Australia: 21.4% Certificate Level, nfd, South Australia: 2.2% No qualification, South Australia: 35.8% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Whyalla: 16.0% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Whyalla: 8.5% Certificate I and II Level, City of Whyalla: 2.3% Certificate III & IV Level, City of Whyalla: 27.6% Certificate Level, nfd, City of Whyalla: 2.4% No qualification, City of Whyalla: 40.1%
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 Whyalla - All industries: +121 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Whyalla - All industries: +123 Certificate I and II Level, City of Whyalla - All industries: -11 Certificate III & IV Level, City of Whyalla - All industries: +268 Certificate Level, nfd, City of Whyalla - All industries: +27 No qualification, City of Whyalla - All industries: -337
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 Whyalla in 2016 compared to South Australia shows that there was a lower proportion holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a higher proportion with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 29.2% of the held educational qualifications, and 40.1% had no qualifications, compared with 40.2% and 35.8% respectively for South Australia.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the workforce in City of Whyalla and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (27.6% compared to 21.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with No qualifications (40.1% compared to 35.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (16.0% compared to 25.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (8.5% compared to 10.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • No qualifications (-337 local workers)
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (+268 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+123 local workers)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+121 local workers)

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