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Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In the City of South Perth, the workforce has a higher 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 South Perth.

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 South Perth 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 South Perth - All industries20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree5,45042.427.44,55336.923.2+897
Advanced Diploma or Diploma1,64912.810.81,58712.99.8+62
Certificate I and II Level1030.81.41211.01.4-18
Certificate III & IV Level1,65612.921.91,60713.021.1+49
Certificate Level, nfd2812.22.12592.11.7+22
No qualification3,38926.433.63,71330.138.8-324
Inadequately described or not stated3292.62.84884.04.0-159

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 South Perth: 42.4% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of South Perth: 12.8% Certificate I and II Level, City of South Perth: 0.8% Certificate III & IV Level, City of South Perth: 12.9% Certificate Level, nfd, City of South Perth: 2.2% No qualification, City of South Perth: 26.4%
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 South Perth - All industries: +897 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of South Perth - All industries: +62 Certificate I and II Level, City of South Perth - All industries: -18 Certificate III & IV Level, City of South Perth - All industries: +49 Certificate Level, nfd, City of South Perth - All industries: +22 No qualification, City of South Perth - All industries: -324
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 South Perth in 2016 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, 58.2% of the held educational qualifications, and 26.4% 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 South Perth and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (42.4% compared to 27.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (12.8% compared to 10.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (12.9% compared to 21.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with No qualifications (26.4% compared to 33.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+897 local workers)
  • No qualifications (-324 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+62 local workers)
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (+49 local workers)

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