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33,844 people in the City of Bayside 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, 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 - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree
25,78834.923.621,60130.519.6+4,187
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
8,05610.98.87,33510.37.7+721
Vocational
7,42910.115.07,19510.214.2+234
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification25,01633.942.426,01436.745.8-998
Not stated
7,52910.210.38,74012.312.8-1,211

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, Greater Melbourne: 10.3% No qualification, Greater Melbourne: 42.4% Vocational, Greater Melbourne: 15.0% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Greater Melbourne: 8.8% Bachelor or Higher degree, Greater Melbourne: 23.6% 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%
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, City of Bayside: -1,211 No qualification, City of Bayside: -998 Vocational, City of Bayside: +234 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Bayside: +721 Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Bayside: +4,187
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 the City of Bayside in 2011 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, 55.9% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 33.9% had no qualifications, compared with 47.3% and 42.4% 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 (34.9% compared to 23.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (10.9% compared to 8.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with No qualifications (33.9% compared to 42.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (10.1% compared to 15.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+4,187 persons)
  • No qualifications (-998 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+721 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+234 persons)