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8,008 people in Sydenham 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, Sydenham 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
Sydenham District - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree
5,13113.813.24,07711.49.8+1,054
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
2,8777.76.92,2236.25.2+654
Vocational
6,03716.213.95,55615.613.4+481
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification19,30551.953.319,52654.757.9-221
Not stated
3,86610.412.64,28612.013.7-420

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 District: 10.4% No qualification, Sydenham District: 51.9% Vocational, Sydenham District: 16.2% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Sydenham District: 7.7% Bachelor or Higher degree, Sydenham District: 13.8%
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 District: -420 No qualification, Sydenham District: -221 Vocational, Sydenham District: +481 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Sydenham District: +654 Bachelor or Higher degree, Sydenham District: +1,054
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 District 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, 37.7% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 51.9% 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 District and City of Brimbank were:

  • A larger percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (16.2% compared to 13.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with No qualifications (51.9% compared to 53.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+1,054 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+654 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+481 persons)
  • No qualifications (-221 persons)