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Bass Coast Shire

Qualifications

4,711 people in Bass Coast Shire had a tertiary qualification in 2011.

Educational Qualifications relate to education outside of primary and secondary school and are one of the most important indicators of socio-economic status. With other data sources, such as Employment Status, Income and Occupation, Bass Coast Shire's Educational Qualifications help to evaluate the economic opportunities and socio-economic status of the area and identify skill gaps in the labour market.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the level of the highest qualification the person has completed?'

Persons aged 15 years and over

Highest qualification achieved
Bass Coast Shire - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree
2,85211.612.52,0629.410.5+790
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
1,8597.67.21,3506.26.2+509
Vocational
5,43522.120.74,29919.618.5+1,136
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification11,32646.148.410,75649.052.2+570
Not stated
3,09912.611.13,47515.812.7-376

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Highest qualification achieved, 2011
Highest qualification achieved, 2011 Not stated, Regional VIC: 11.1% No qualification, Regional VIC: 48.4% Vocational, Regional VIC: 20.7% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Regional VIC: 7.2% Bachelor or Higher degree, Regional VIC: 12.5% Not stated, Bass Coast Shire: 12.6% No qualification, Bass Coast Shire: 46.1% Vocational, Bass Coast Shire: 22.1% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Bass Coast Shire: 7.6% Bachelor or Higher degree, Bass Coast Shire: 11.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in highest qualification achieved, 2006 to 2011
Change in highest qualification achieved, 2006 to 2011 Not stated, Bass Coast Shire: -376 No qualification, Bass Coast Shire: +570 Vocational, Bass Coast Shire: +1,136 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Bass Coast Shire: +509 Bachelor or Higher degree, Bass Coast Shire: +790
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the qualifications of the population in Bass Coast Shire in 2011 compared to Regional VIC shows that there was a higher proportion of people holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a lower proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 41.3% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 46.1% had no qualifications, compared with 40.5% and 48.4% respectively for Regional VIC.

The major differences between qualifications held by the population of Bass Coast Shire and Regional VIC were:

  • A larger percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (22.1% compared to 20.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with No qualifications (46.1% compared to 48.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications of the population in Bass Coast Shire between 2006 and 2011 were in those with:

  • Vocational qualifications (+1,136 persons)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+790 persons)
  • No qualifications (+570 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+509 persons)
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