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Resident workers - Qualifications

68.6% of the resident workers in Sutherland Shire have qualifications, compared to 66.0% for New South Wales.

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 Sutherland Shire'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, Occupation and Field of qualification for a clearer picture of the knowledge and skill level of Sutherland Shire'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.

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

Resident workers qualifications
Sutherland Shire 20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree33,85730.032.627,93625.327.9+5,921
Advanced Diploma or Diploma15,57113.811.214,54213.210.5+1,029
Certificate I and II Level1,2011.11.21,5661.41.4-365
Certificate III & IV Level23,61720.918.723,36521.218.9+252
Certificate Level, nfd3,1142.82.32,7962.51.9+318
No qualification32,39528.731.135,41532.134.8-3,020
Inadequately described or not stated3,0112.72.94,8444.44.5-1,833

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

Resident workers qualifications, 2016
Resident workers qualifications, 2016 Bachelor or Higher degree, New South Wales : 32.6% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, New South Wales : 11.2% Certificate I and II Level, New South Wales : 1.2% Certificate III & IV Level, New South Wales : 18.7% Certificate Level, nfd, New South Wales : 2.3% No qualification, New South Wales : 31.1% Inadequately described or not stated, New South Wales : 2.9% Bachelor or Higher degree, Sutherland Shire - All industries : 30.0% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Sutherland Shire - All industries : 13.8% Certificate I and II Level, Sutherland Shire - All industries : 1.1% Certificate III & IV Level, Sutherland Shire - All industries : 20.9% Certificate Level, nfd, Sutherland Shire - All industries : 2.8% No qualification, Sutherland Shire - All industries : 28.7% Inadequately described or not stated, Sutherland Shire - All industries : 2.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers qualifications, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers qualifications, 2011 to 2016 Bachelor or Higher degree, Sutherland Shire - All industries: +5,921 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Sutherland Shire - All industries: +1,029 Certificate I and II Level, Sutherland Shire - All industries: -365 Certificate III & IV Level, Sutherland Shire - All industries: +252 Certificate Level, nfd, Sutherland Shire - All industries: +318 No qualification, Sutherland Shire - All industries: -3,020 Inadequately described or not stated, Sutherland Shire - All industries: -1,833
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 resident workers in Sutherland Shire in 2016 compared to New South Wales shows that there was a higher proportion of people holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a lower proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 68.6% of the resident workers held educational qualifications, and 28.7% had no qualifications, compared with 66.0% and 31.1% respectively for New South Wales.

The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers of Sutherland Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (13.8% compared to 11.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (20.9% compared to 18.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (30.0% compared to 32.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers with No qualifications (28.7% compared to 31.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the resident workers in Sutherland Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+5,921 people )
  • No qualifications (-3,020 people )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+1,029 people )
  • Certificate I and II Levels (-365 people )

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