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Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In the City of Rockingham, the workforce has a lower proportion with tertiary qualifications compared to Western 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 City of Rockingham.

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 Rockingham 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 Rockingham - All industries20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree5,99319.927.44,21016.223.2+1,783
Advanced Diploma or Diploma3,45511.510.82,65810.39.8+797
Certificate I and II Level5841.91.44841.91.4+100
Certificate III & IV Level7,07523.521.95,77022.321.1+1,305
Certificate Level, nfd7002.32.14901.91.7+210
No qualification11,43538.033.611,12142.938.8+314
Inadequately described or not stated8192.72.81,1904.64.0-371

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, Western Australia: 27.4% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Western Australia: 10.8% Certificate I and II Level, Western Australia: 1.4% Certificate III & IV Level, Western Australia: 21.9% Certificate Level, nfd, Western Australia: 2.1% No qualification, Western Australia: 33.6% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Rockingham: 19.9% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Rockingham: 11.5% Certificate I and II Level, City of Rockingham: 1.9% Certificate III & IV Level, City of Rockingham: 23.5% Certificate Level, nfd, City of Rockingham: 2.3% No qualification, City of Rockingham: 38.0%
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 Rockingham - All industries: +1,783 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Rockingham - All industries: +797 Certificate I and II Level, City of Rockingham - All industries: +100 Certificate III & IV Level, City of Rockingham - All industries: +1,305 Certificate Level, nfd, City of Rockingham - All industries: +210 No qualification, City of Rockingham - All industries: +314
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 Rockingham in 2016 compared to Western 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, 35.7% of the held educational qualifications, and 38.0% had no qualifications, compared with 41.7% and 33.6% respectively for Western Australia.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers with No qualifications (38.0% compared to 33.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (23.5% compared to 21.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (11.5% compared to 10.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (19.9% compared to 27.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+1,783 local workers)
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (+1,305 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+797 local workers)
  • No qualifications (+314 local workers)

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