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Resident workers - Qualifications

47.0% of the resident workers in the City of Wyndham have qualifications, compared to 47.6% for Victoria.

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 City of Wyndham'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 City of Wyndham'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
City of Wyndham 20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Victoria%Number%Victoria%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree31,16731.733.318,63524.128.6+12,532
Advanced Diploma or Diploma12,42112.611.58,13210.510.4+4,289
Certificate I and II Level9210.91.09211.21.10
Certificate III & IV Level17,45317.718.114,65019.017.9+2,803
Certificate Level, nfd1,7601.81.81,2031.61.5+557
No qualification31,90132.431.530,46439.436.4+1,437
Inadequately described or not stated2,7862.82.83,2404.24.0-454

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, Victoria : 33.3% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Victoria : 11.5% Certificate I and II Level, Victoria : 1.0% Certificate III & IV Level, Victoria : 18.1% Certificate Level, nfd, Victoria : 1.8% No qualification, Victoria : 31.5% Inadequately described or not stated, Victoria : 2.8% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Wyndham - All industries : 31.7% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Wyndham - All industries : 12.6% Certificate I and II Level, City of Wyndham - All industries : 0.9% Certificate III & IV Level, City of Wyndham - All industries : 17.7% Certificate Level, nfd, City of Wyndham - All industries : 1.8% No qualification, City of Wyndham - All industries : 32.4% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Wyndham - All industries : 2.8%
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, City of Wyndham - All industries: +12,532 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Wyndham - All industries: +4,289 Certificate I and II Level, City of Wyndham - All industries: 0 Certificate III & IV Level, City of Wyndham - All industries: +2,803 Certificate Level, nfd, City of Wyndham - All industries: +557 No qualification, City of Wyndham - All industries: +1,437 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Wyndham - All industries: -454
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 the City of Wyndham in 2016 compared to Victoria shows that there was a lower proportion of people holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a higher proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 47.0% of the resident workers held educational qualifications, and 32.4% had no qualifications, compared with 47.6% and 31.5% respectively for Victoria.

The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers of the City of Wyndham and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (12.6% compared to 11.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (31.7% compared to 33.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the resident workers in the City of Wyndham between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+12,532 people )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+4,289 people )
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (+2,803 people )
  • No qualifications (+1,437 people )

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