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Qualifications

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37,990 people in the City of Brimbank 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, the City of Brimbank'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 Brimbank - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree
25,30416.027.519,48213.223.6+5,822
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
12,6868.09.510,2676.98.8+2,419
Vocational
23,77915.015.320,61613.915.0+3,163
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification80,74151.038.678,88453.342.4+1,857
Not stated
15,95210.19.218,68512.610.3-2,733

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, Greater Melbourne: 9.2% No qualification, Greater Melbourne: 38.6% Vocational, Greater Melbourne: 15.3% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Greater Melbourne: 9.5% Bachelor or Higher degree, Greater Melbourne: 27.5% Not stated, City of Brimbank: 10.1% No qualification, City of Brimbank: 51.0% Vocational, City of Brimbank: 15.0% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Brimbank: 8.0% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Brimbank: 16.0%
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, City of Brimbank: -2,733 No qualification, City of Brimbank: +1,857 Vocational, City of Brimbank: +3,163 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Brimbank: +2,419 Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Brimbank: +5,822
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 the City of Brimbank in 2016 compared to Greater Melbourne 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, 39.0% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 51.0% had no qualifications, compared with 52.2% and 38.6% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The major differences between qualifications held by the population of the City of Brimbank and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of persons with No qualifications (51.0% compared to 38.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (16.0% compared to 27.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (8.0% compared to 9.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+5,822 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+3,163 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+2,419 persons)
  • No qualifications (+1,857 persons)
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