City of Whittlesea

Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In the City of Whittlesea, the workforce has a lower proportion with University 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 Occupations data for a full education analysis for the City of Whittlesea.

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 Whittlesea - All industries 20212016Change
Qualification levelNumber%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2016 - 2021
Bachelor or Higher degree22,31731.939.014,28326.933.3+8,034
Advanced Diploma or Diploma8,35812.011.55,81710.911.5+2,541
Certificate I and II Level6931.01.05441.01.0+149
Certificate III & IV Level12,40017.717.19,92718.718.1+2,473
Certificate Level, nfd1,1591.71.51,0291.91.8+130
No qualification23,35033.427.819,96637.631.6+3,384
Inadequately described or not stated1,6542.42.21,5733.02.8+81
Total Persons69,931100.0100.053,139100.0100.0+16,792

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 Whittlesea in 2021 compared to Victoria shows that there was a lower proportion holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a higher proportion with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 64.2% of the workers who held educational qualifications, and 33.4% had no qualifications, compared with 70.1% and 27.8% respectively for Victoria.

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

  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degree (31.9% compared to 39.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with No qualification (33.4% compared to 27.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Level (17.7% compared to 17.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diploma (12.0% compared to 11.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degree (+8,034 local workers)
  • No qualification (+3,384 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diploma (+2,541 local workers)
  • Certificate III & IV Level (+2,473 local workers)

City of Whittlesea

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