City of South Perth

Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

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

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 South Perth - All industries 20212016Change
Qualification levelNumber%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2016 - 2021
Bachelor or Higher degree6,43645.631.15,45042.427.4+986
Advanced Diploma or Diploma1,81212.810.91,64912.810.8+163
Certificate I and II Level1681.21.81030.81.4+65
Certificate III & IV Level1,80112.821.81,65612.921.9+145
Certificate Level, nfd2711.91.72812.22.1-10
No qualification3,29223.330.13,38926.433.6-97
Inadequately described or not stated3292.32.53292.62.8--
Total Persons14,109100.0100.012,857100.0100.0+1,252

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 South Perth in 2021 compared to Western Australia 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, 74.3% of the workers who held educational qualifications, and 23.3% had no qualifications, compared with 67.4% and 30.1% respectively for Western Australia.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degree (45.6% compared to 31.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Level (12.8% compared to 21.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with No qualification (23.3% compared to 30.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diploma (12.8% compared to 10.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degree (+986 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diploma (+163 local workers)
  • Certificate III & IV Level (+145 local workers)
  • No qualification (-97 local workers)

City of South Perth

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