City of Salisbury

Resident workers - Qualifications

54.8% of the resident workers (All industries) in the City of Salisbury have qualifications, compared to 61.6% 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 Salisbury'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 , Occupations and Field of qualification for a clearer picture of the knowledge and skill level of the City of Salisbury'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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers qualifications
City of Salisbury - Persons 20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2011 - 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree9,79317.125.97,40913.022.1+2,384
Advanced Diploma or Diploma5,5629.710.64,5057.99.4+1,057
Certificate I and II Level1,0381.81.51,1192.01.6-81
Certificate III & IV Level13,80924.121.412,71622.320.1+1,093
Certificate Level, nfd1,2352.22.21,1242.01.9+111
No qualification24,39142.535.727,59248.441.0-3,201
Inadequately described or not stated1,5742.72.72,4874.43.9-913
Total Persons57,402100.0100.056,952100.0100.0+450

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id the population experts

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the qualifications of the resident workers (All industries) in the City of Salisbury in 2016 compared to South Australia shows that there was a higher proportion of resident holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a lower proportion of males with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 54.8% of the resident workers (All industries) held educational qualifications, and 42.5% had no qualifications, compared with 61.6% and 35.7% respectively for South Australia.

The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers (All industries) of the City of Salisbury and (South Australia) were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) with Bachelor or Higher degree (17.1% compared to 25.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) with No qualification (42.5% compared to 35.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) with Certificate III & IV Level (24.1% compared to 21.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the resident workers (All industries) in the City of Salisbury between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • No qualification (-3,201 persons)
  • Bachelor or Higher degree (+2,384 persons)
  • Certificate III & IV Level (+1,093 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diploma (+1,057 persons)

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