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Surrey Hills

Qualifications

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3,916 people in Surrey Hills 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, Surrey Hills'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
Surrey Hills - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree3,31648.846.93,13547.043.2+181
Advanced Diploma or Diploma6008.88.867310.19.6-73
Vocational5267.77.45107.67.4+17
No qualification1,91928.229.42,00430.131.7-85
Not stated4346.47.53455.28.1+88

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 Boroondara: 7.5% No qualification, City of Boroondara: 29.4% Vocational, City of Boroondara: 7.4% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Boroondara: 8.8% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Boroondara: 46.9% Not stated, Surrey Hills: 6.4% No qualification, Surrey Hills: 28.2% Vocational, Surrey Hills: 7.7% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Surrey Hills: 8.8% Bachelor or Higher degree, Surrey Hills: 48.8%
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, Surrey Hills: +88 No qualification, Surrey Hills: -85 Vocational, Surrey Hills: +17 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Surrey Hills: -73 Bachelor or Higher degree, Surrey Hills: +181
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 Surrey Hills in 2016 compared to the City of Boroondara 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, 65.4% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 28.2% had no qualifications, compared with 63.1% and 29.4% respectively for the City of Boroondara.

The major differences between qualifications held by the population of Surrey Hills and the City of Boroondara were:

  • A larger percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (48.8% compared to 46.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with No qualifications (28.2% compared to 29.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications of the population in Surrey Hills between 2011 and 2016 were in those with:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+181 persons)
  • No qualifications (-85 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (-73 persons)
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