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11,054 people in Northern Ward 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, Northern Ward'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
Northern Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree
8,76539.934.97,26434.230.5+1,502
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
2,28910.410.92,0889.810.3+201
Vocational
1,7397.910.11,7838.410.2-44
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification6,94831.633.97,31634.536.7-368
Not stated
2,25310.210.22,76913.012.3-516

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, City of Bayside: 10.2% No qualification, City of Bayside: 33.9% Vocational, City of Bayside: 10.1% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Bayside: 10.9% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Bayside: 34.9% Not stated, Northern Ward: 10.2% No qualification, Northern Ward: 31.6% Vocational, Northern Ward: 7.9% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Northern Ward: 10.4% Bachelor or Higher degree, Northern Ward: 39.9%
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, Northern Ward: -516 No qualification, Northern Ward: -368 Vocational, Northern Ward: -44 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Northern Ward: +201 Bachelor or Higher degree, Northern Ward: +1,502
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 Northern Ward in 2011 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), and a lower proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 58.2% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 31.6% had no qualifications, compared with 55.9% and 33.9% respectively for City of Bayside.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (39.9% compared to 34.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with No qualifications (31.6% compared to 33.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (7.9% compared to 10.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+1,502 persons)
  • No qualifications (-368 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+201 persons)