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1,117 people in Cheltenham 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, Cheltenham'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
Cheltenham - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree
78628.320.859823.217.2+188
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
33111.98.427310.67.3+58
Vocational
38814.016.436514.115.3+23
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification1,00236.043.91,04440.447.5-42
Not stated
2739.810.530311.712.7-30

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, Victoria: 10.5% No qualification, Victoria: 43.9% Vocational, Victoria: 16.4% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Victoria: 8.4% Bachelor or Higher degree, Victoria: 20.8% Not stated, Cheltenham: 9.8% No qualification, Cheltenham: 36.0% Vocational, Cheltenham: 14.0% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Cheltenham: 11.9% Bachelor or Higher degree, Cheltenham: 28.3%
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, Cheltenham: -30 No qualification, Cheltenham: -42 Vocational, Cheltenham: +23 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Cheltenham: +58 Bachelor or Higher degree, Cheltenham: +188
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 Cheltenham in 2011 compared to Victoria 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, 54.2% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 36.0% had no qualifications, compared with 45.6% and 43.9% respectively for Victoria.

The major differences between qualifications held by the population of Cheltenham and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (28.3% compared to 20.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (11.9% compared to 8.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with No qualifications (36.0% compared to 43.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (14.0% compared to 16.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+188 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+58 persons)
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