City of Unley

Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In the City of Unley, the workforce has a higher proportion with University qualifications compared to South 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 Unley.

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 Unley - All industries 20212016Change
Qualification levelNumber%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2016 - 2021
Bachelor or Higher degree9,26842.830.67,19637.125.9+2,072
Advanced Diploma or Diploma2,87313.310.32,68413.910.6+189
Certificate I and II Level1880.91.51951.01.5-7
Certificate III & IV Level3,39315.721.63,10916.021.4+284
Certificate Level, nfd3711.71.73842.02.2-13
No qualification5,16523.932.25,33027.535.8-165
Inadequately described or not stated3861.82.14782.52.7-92
Total Persons21,644100.0100.019,376100.0100.0+2,268

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 Unley in 2021 compared to South 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, 74.4% of the workers who held educational qualifications, and 23.9% had no qualifications, compared with 65.8% and 32.2% respectively for South Australia.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degree (42.8% compared to 30.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with No qualification (23.9% compared to 32.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Level (15.7% compared to 21.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diploma (13.3% compared to 10.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degree (+2,072 local workers)
  • Certificate III & IV Level (+284 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diploma (+189 local workers)
  • No qualification (-165 local workers)

City of Unley

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