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Qualifications

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39,132 people in the City of Bayside 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, the City of Bayside'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
City of Bayside - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree
30,74339.127.525,78834.923.6+4,955
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
8,38910.79.58,05610.98.8+333
Vocational
8,07310.315.37,42910.115.0+644
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification24,73831.438.625,01633.942.4-278
Not stated
6,7288.69.27,52910.210.3-801

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Highest qualification achieved, 2016
Highest qualification achieved, 2016 Not stated, Greater Melbourne: 9.2% No qualification, Greater Melbourne: 38.6% Vocational, Greater Melbourne: 15.3% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Greater Melbourne: 9.5% Bachelor or Higher degree, Greater Melbourne: 27.5% Not stated, City of Bayside: 8.6% No qualification, City of Bayside: 31.4% Vocational, City of Bayside: 10.3% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Bayside: 10.7% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Bayside: 39.1%
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, 2011 to 2016
Change in highest qualification achieved, 2011 to 2016 Not stated, City of Bayside: -801 No qualification, City of Bayside: -278 Vocational, City of Bayside: +644 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Bayside: +333 Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Bayside: +4,955
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 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 the City of Bayside in 2016 compared to Greater Melbourne 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, 60.0% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 31.4% had no qualifications, compared with 52.2% and 38.6% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The major differences between qualifications held by the population of the City of Bayside and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (39.1% compared to 27.5%)
  • A larger percentage of persons with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (10.7% compared to 9.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with No qualifications (31.4% compared to 38.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (10.3% compared to 15.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications of the population in the City of Bayside between 2011 and 2016 were in those with:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+4,955 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+644 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+333 persons)
  • No qualifications (-278 persons)
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