Town of Victoria Park

Resident workers - Qualifications

71.2% of the resident workers (All industries) in the Town of Victoria Park have qualifications, compared to 63.5% for Western Australia.

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 the Town of Victoria Park'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 , Occupations and Field of qualification for a clearer picture of the knowledge and skill level of the Town of Victoria Park'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.

Data source

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

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Resident workers qualifications
Town of Victoria Park - Persons 20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2011 - 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree7,40942.427.56,32337.723.3+1,086
Advanced Diploma or Diploma2,07611.910.81,95711.79.8+119
Certificate I and II Level1751.01.41721.01.4+3
Certificate III & IV Level2,50314.321.62,46114.720.9+42
Certificate Level, nfd2821.62.12381.41.7+44
No qualification4,62226.433.75,01329.938.9-391
Inadequately described or not stated4212.42.86113.64.0-190
Total Persons17,488100.0100.016,775100.0100.0+713

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

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the qualifications of the resident workers (All industries) in the Town of Victoria Park in 2016 compared to Western Australia shows that there was a higher proportion of resident holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a lower proportion of males with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 71.2% of the resident workers (All industries) held educational qualifications, and 26.4% had no qualifications, compared with 63.5% and 33.7% respectively for Western Australia.

The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers (All industries) of the Town of Victoria Park and (Western Australia) were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) with Bachelor or Higher degree (42.4% compared to 27.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) with Certificate III & IV Level (14.3% compared to 21.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) with No qualification (26.4% compared to 33.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the resident workers (All industries) in the Town of Victoria Park between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Bachelor or Higher degree (+1,086 persons)
  • No qualification (-391 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diploma (+119 persons)
  • Certificate Level, nfd (+44 persons)

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