City of South Perth

Resident workers - Qualifications

73.8% of the resident workers (All industries) in the City of South Perth have qualifications, compared to 63.5% for Western 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 South Perth'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 South Perth'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 South Perth - Persons 20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2011 - 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree10,41950.227.59,49544.523.3+924
Advanced Diploma or Diploma2,11910.210.82,23710.59.8-118
Certificate I and II Level1560.81.41620.81.4-6
Certificate III & IV Level2,28511.021.62,41911.320.9-134
Certificate Level, nfd3411.62.12881.41.7+53
No qualification4,93823.833.76,02528.338.9-1,087
Inadequately described or not stated4942.42.87013.34.0-207
Total Persons20,752100.0100.021,327100.0100.0-575

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the qualifications of the resident workers (All industries) in the City of South Perth in 2016 compared to Western 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, 73.8% of the resident workers (All industries) held educational qualifications, and 23.8% had no qualifications, compared with 63.5% and 33.7% respectively for Western Australia.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) with Bachelor or Higher degree (50.2% compared to 27.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) with Certificate III & IV Level (11.0% compared to 21.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) with No qualification (23.8% compared to 33.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • No qualification (-1,087 persons)
  • Bachelor or Higher degree (+924 persons)
  • Certificate III & IV Level (-134 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diploma (-118 persons)

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