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St Albans District

Qualifications

5,968 people in St Albans District 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, St Albans District'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
St Albans District - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree
3,6089.513.22,7607.69.8+848
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
2,3606.26.91,6674.65.2+693
Vocational
4,75312.513.94,39912.113.4+354
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification21,57756.753.322,11760.657.9-540
Not stated
5,73115.112.65,55815.213.7+173

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, St Albans District: 15.1% No qualification, St Albans District: 56.7% Vocational, St Albans District: 12.5% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, St Albans District: 6.2% Bachelor or Higher degree, St Albans District: 9.5%
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, St Albans District: +173 No qualification, St Albans District: -540 Vocational, St Albans District: +354 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, St Albans District: +693 Bachelor or Higher degree, St Albans District: +848
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 St Albans District 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, 28.2% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 56.7% 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 St Albans District and City of Brimbank were:

  • A larger percentage of persons with No qualifications (56.7% compared to 53.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (9.5% compared to 13.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (12.5% compared to 13.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+848 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+693 persons)
  • No qualifications (-540 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+354 persons)
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