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Grasslands Ward

Qualifications

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10,139 people in Grasslands Ward 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, Grasslands Ward'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
Grasslands Ward - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree
6,69014.816.04,87411.713.2+1,816
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
3,4497.68.02,6556.46.9+794
Vocational
6,50914.415.05,58213.413.9+927
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification23,75552.551.022,60254.353.3+1,153
Not stated
4,82410.710.15,93014.212.6-1,106

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, 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% Not stated, Grasslands Ward: 10.7% No qualification, Grasslands Ward: 52.5% Vocational, Grasslands Ward: 14.4% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Grasslands Ward: 7.6% Bachelor or Higher degree, Grasslands Ward: 14.8%
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, Grasslands Ward: -1,106 No qualification, Grasslands Ward: +1,153 Vocational, Grasslands Ward: +927 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Grasslands Ward: +794 Bachelor or Higher degree, Grasslands Ward: +1,816
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 Grasslands Ward in 2016 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, 36.8% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 52.5% had no qualifications, compared with 39.0% and 51.0% respectively for City of Brimbank.

The major differences between qualifications held by the population of Grasslands Ward and City of Brimbank were:

  • A larger percentage of persons with No qualifications (52.5% compared to 51.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (14.8% compared to 16.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+1,816 persons)
  • No qualifications (+1,153 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+927 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+794 persons)
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