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1,327 people in Cheltenham 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, 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)20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree
98134.139.178628.334.9+195
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
34612.010.733111.910.9+15
Vocational
42514.810.338814.010.1+38
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification95433.131.41,00236.033.9-48
Not stated
1746.08.62739.810.2-99

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, 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% Not stated, Cheltenham: 6.0% No qualification, Cheltenham: 33.1% Vocational, Cheltenham: 14.8% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Cheltenham: 12.0% Bachelor or Higher degree, Cheltenham: 34.1%
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, Cheltenham: -99 No qualification, Cheltenham: -48 Vocational, Cheltenham: +38 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Cheltenham: +15 Bachelor or Higher degree, Cheltenham: +195
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 Cheltenham in 2016 compared to City of Bayside shows that there was a higher proportion of people holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), as well as a higher proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 60.8% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 33.1% had no qualifications, compared with 60.0% and 31.4% respectively for City of Bayside.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (14.8% compared to 10.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons with No qualifications (33.1% compared to 31.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (12.0% compared to 10.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (34.1% compared to 39.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the qualifications of the population in Cheltenham between 2011 and 2016 was:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+195 persons)
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