Willoughby City

Resident workers - Qualifications

78.4% of the resident workers (All industries) in Willoughby City have qualifications, compared to 94.3% for Mining.

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 Willoughby City'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 Willoughby City'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
Willoughby City - Persons 20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%. MiningNumber%. Mining2011 - 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree21,98760.681.018,82755.979.0+3,160
Advanced Diploma or Diploma3,5739.85.73,61010.713.0-37
Certificate I and II Level1930.502190.70-26
Certificate III & IV Level2,1335.97.62,3136.90-180
Certificate Level, nfd5641.604411.30+123
No qualification7,05619.45.77,05521.08.0+1
Inadequately described or not stated7992.201,1913.50-392
Total Persons36,305100.0100.033,656100.0100.0+2,649

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 Willoughby City in 2016 compared to Mining 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, 78.4% of the resident workers (All industries) held educational qualifications, and 19.4% had no qualifications, compared with 94.3% and 5.7% respectively for Mining.

The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers (All industries) of Willoughby City and (Mining) were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) with Bachelor or Higher degree (60.6% compared to 81.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) with No qualification (19.4% compared to 5.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) with Advanced Diploma or Diploma (9.8% compared to 5.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the resident workers (All industries) in Willoughby City between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Bachelor or Higher degree (+3,160 persons)
  • Certificate III & IV Level (-180 persons)
  • Certificate Level, nfd (+123 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diploma (-37 persons)

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