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1,410 people in Sunshine North 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, Sunshine North'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
Sunshine North - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree
97311.113.26888.49.8+285
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
4375.06.93183.95.2+119
Vocational
92810.613.986610.513.4+62
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification5,15559.153.35,34465.057.9-189
Not stated
1,23414.112.61,00312.213.7+231

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, City of Brimbank: 12.6% No qualification, City of Brimbank: 53.3% Vocational, City of Brimbank: 13.9% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Brimbank: 6.9% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Brimbank: 13.2% Not stated, Sunshine North: 14.1% No qualification, Sunshine North: 59.1% Vocational, Sunshine North: 10.6% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Sunshine North: 5.0% Bachelor or Higher degree, Sunshine North: 11.1%
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, Sunshine North: +231 No qualification, Sunshine North: -189 Vocational, Sunshine North: +62 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Sunshine North: +119 Bachelor or Higher degree, Sunshine North: +285
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 Sunshine North in 2011 compared to City of Brimbank 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, 26.8% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 59.1% had no qualifications, compared with 34.0% and 53.3% respectively for City of Brimbank.

The major differences between qualifications held by the population of Sunshine North and City of Brimbank were:

  • A larger percentage of persons with No qualifications (59.1% compared to 53.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (10.6% compared to 13.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (11.1% compared to 13.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (5.0% compared to 6.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+285 persons)
  • No qualifications (-189 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+119 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+62 persons)