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Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In the City of Stonnington, the workforce has a higher proportion with tertiary qualifications compared to Victoria.

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 Stonnington.

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 Stonnington 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 Stonnington - All industries20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree23,76443.233.318,87937.228.6+4,885
Advanced Diploma or Diploma7,17713.111.56,74713.310.4+430
Certificate I and II Level4070.71.04600.91.1-53
Certificate III & IV Level6,24111.418.15,72311.317.9+518
Certificate Level, nfd9351.71.88051.61.5+130
No qualification15,02327.331.616,13431.836.4-1,111
Inadequately described or not stated1,4162.62.81,9653.94.0-549

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, Victoria: 33.3% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Victoria: 11.5% Certificate I and II Level, Victoria: 1.0% Certificate III & IV Level, Victoria: 18.1% Certificate Level, nfd, Victoria: 1.8% No qualification, Victoria: 31.6% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Stonnington: 43.2% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Stonnington: 13.1% Certificate I and II Level, City of Stonnington: 0.7% Certificate III & IV Level, City of Stonnington: 11.4% Certificate Level, nfd, City of Stonnington: 1.7% No qualification, City of Stonnington: 27.3%
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 Stonnington - All industries: +4,885 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Stonnington - All industries: +430 Certificate I and II Level, City of Stonnington - All industries: -53 Certificate III & IV Level, City of Stonnington - All industries: +518 Certificate Level, nfd, City of Stonnington - All industries: +130 No qualification, City of Stonnington - All industries: -1,111
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 Stonnington in 2016 compared to Victoria 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, 58.7% of the held educational qualifications, and 27.3% had no qualifications, compared with 47.6% and 31.6% respectively for Victoria.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the workforce in the City of Stonnington and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (43.2% compared to 33.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (13.1% compared to 11.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (11.4% compared to 18.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with No qualifications (27.3% compared to 31.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+4,885 local workers)
  • No qualifications (-1,111 local workers)
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (+518 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+430 local workers)

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