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Bass Coast Shire

Qualifications

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6,114 people in Bass Coast Shire had a tertiary qualification in 2016.

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)20162006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2006 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree
3,64713.314.52,0629.410.5+1,585
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
2,4679.08.51,3506.26.2+1,117
Vocational
6,33023.122.04,29919.618.5+2,031
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification11,46341.842.810,75649.052.2+707
Not stated
3,54912.912.23,47515.812.7+74

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Highest qualification achieved, 2016
Highest qualification achieved, 2016 Not stated, Regional VIC: 12.2% No qualification, Regional VIC: 42.8% Vocational, Regional VIC: 22.0% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Regional VIC: 8.5% Bachelor or Higher degree, Regional VIC: 14.5% Not stated, Bass Coast Shire: 12.9% No qualification, Bass Coast Shire: 41.8% Vocational, Bass Coast Shire: 23.1% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Bass Coast Shire: 9.0% Bachelor or Higher degree, Bass Coast Shire: 13.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in highest qualification achieved, 2006 to 2016
Change in highest qualification achieved, 2006 to 2016 Not stated, Bass Coast Shire: +74 No qualification, Bass Coast Shire: +707 Vocational, Bass Coast Shire: +2,031 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Bass Coast Shire: +1,117 Bachelor or Higher degree, Bass Coast Shire: +1,585
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2016 (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 2016 compared to Regional VIC shows that there was a similar 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, 45.3% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 41.8% had no qualifications, compared with 45.0% and 42.8% 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 (23.1% compared to 22.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (13.3% compared to 14.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with No qualifications (41.8% compared to 42.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications of the population in Bass Coast Shire between 2006 and 2016 were in those with:

  • Vocational qualifications (+2,031 persons)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+1,585 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+1,117 persons)
  • No qualifications (+707 persons)
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