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Benalla Rural City

Qualifications

2,061 people in Benalla Rural City 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, Benalla Rural City'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
Benalla Rural City - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree
1,19910.612.51,0359.510.5+164
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
8627.77.27366.86.2+126
Vocational
2,42721.520.72,00318.418.5+424
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification5,68550.548.45,80353.452.2-118
Not stated
1,0959.711.11,28411.812.7-189

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, Regional VIC: 11.1% No qualification, Regional VIC: 48.4% Vocational, Regional VIC: 20.7% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Regional VIC: 7.2% Bachelor or Higher degree, Regional VIC: 12.5% Not stated, Benalla Rural City: 9.7% No qualification, Benalla Rural City: 50.5% Vocational, Benalla Rural City: 21.5% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Benalla Rural City: 7.7% Bachelor or Higher degree, Benalla Rural City: 10.6%
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, Benalla Rural City: -189 No qualification, Benalla Rural City: -118 Vocational, Benalla Rural City: +424 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Benalla Rural City: +126 Bachelor or Higher degree, Benalla Rural City: +164
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 Benalla Rural City in 2011 compared to Regional VIC shows that there was a lower proportion of people holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a higher proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 39.8% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 50.5% had no qualifications, compared with 40.5% and 48.4% respectively for Regional VIC.

The major differences between qualifications held by the population of Benalla Rural City and Regional VIC were:

  • A larger percentage of persons with No qualifications (50.5% compared to 48.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (10.6% compared to 12.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Vocational qualifications (+424 persons)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+164 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+126 persons)
  • No qualifications (-118 persons)
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