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2,092 people in Sydenham 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, Sydenham'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
Sydenham - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree
1,34216.713.285912.09.8+483
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
7509.36.94806.75.2+270
Vocational
1,35316.813.91,20216.813.4+151
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification3,56044.253.33,60550.557.9-45
Not stated
1,05413.112.699113.913.7+63

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, Sydenham: 13.1% No qualification, Sydenham: 44.2% Vocational, Sydenham: 16.8% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Sydenham: 9.3% Bachelor or Higher degree, Sydenham: 16.7%
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, Sydenham: +63 No qualification, Sydenham: -45 Vocational, Sydenham: +151 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Sydenham: +270 Bachelor or Higher degree, Sydenham: +483
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 Sydenham in 2011 compared to City of Brimbank 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, 42.7% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 44.2% 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 Sydenham and City of Brimbank were:

  • A larger percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (16.7% compared to 13.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (16.8% compared to 13.9%)
  • A larger percentage of persons with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (9.3% compared to 6.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with No qualifications (44.2% compared to 53.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+483 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+270 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+151 persons)