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Benalla Rural City

Qualifications

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2,398 people in Benalla Rural City 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, 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)20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree
1,34511.514.51,19910.612.5+146
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
1,0539.08.58627.77.2+191
Vocational
2,63722.622.02,42721.520.7+210
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification5,09643.642.85,68550.548.4-589
Not stated
1,55613.312.21,0959.711.1+461

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, Regional VIC: 12.2% No qualification, Regional VIC: 42.8% Vocational, Regional VIC: 22.0% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Regional VIC: 8.5% Bachelor or Higher degree, Regional VIC: 14.5% Not stated, Benalla Rural City: 13.3% No qualification, Benalla Rural City: 43.6% Vocational, Benalla Rural City: 22.6% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Benalla Rural City: 9.0% Bachelor or Higher degree, Benalla Rural City: 11.5%
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, Benalla Rural City: +461 No qualification, Benalla Rural City: -589 Vocational, Benalla Rural City: +210 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Benalla Rural City: +191 Bachelor or Higher degree, Benalla Rural City: +146
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 Benalla Rural City in 2016 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, 43.1% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 43.6% had no qualifications, compared with 45.0% and 42.8% respectively for Regional VIC.

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

  • A smaller percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (11.5% compared to 14.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications of the population in Benalla Rural City between 2011 and 2016 were in those with:

  • No qualifications (-589 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+210 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+191 persons)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+146 persons)
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