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15,058 people in Grasslands Ward 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, 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)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree
4,87411.713.22,9258.29.8+1,949
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
2,6556.46.91,6464.65.2+1,009
Vocational
5,58213.413.94,60312.813.4+979
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification22,60254.353.321,41959.757.9+1,183
Not stated
5,93014.212.65,28514.713.7+645
Bachelor or Higher degree
4,87411.713.22,9258.29.8+1,949
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
2,6556.46.91,6464.65.2+1,009
Vocational
5,58213.413.94,60312.813.4+979
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification22,60254.353.321,41959.757.9+1,183
Not stated
5,93014.212.65,28514.713.7+645

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, 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, Grasslands Ward: 14.2% No qualification, Grasslands Ward: 54.3% Vocational, Grasslands Ward: 13.4% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Grasslands Ward: 6.4% Bachelor or Higher degree, Grasslands Ward: 11.7% Not stated, Grasslands Ward: 14.2% No qualification, Grasslands Ward: 54.3% Vocational, Grasslands Ward: 13.4% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Grasslands Ward: 6.4% Bachelor or Higher degree, Grasslands Ward: 11.7%
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, Grasslands Ward: +645 No qualification, Grasslands Ward: +1,183 Vocational, Grasslands Ward: +979 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Grasslands Ward: +1,009 Bachelor or Higher degree, Grasslands Ward: +1,949 Not stated, Grasslands Ward: +645 No qualification, Grasslands Ward: +1,183 Vocational, Grasslands Ward: +979 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Grasslands Ward: +1,009 Bachelor or Higher degree, Grasslands Ward: +1,949
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 Grasslands Ward 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, 63.0% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 108.6% had no qualifications, compared with 68.1% and 106.6% respectively for City of Brimbank.

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

  • A smaller percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (11.7% compared to 13.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (11.7% compared to 13.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+1,949 persons)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+1,949 persons)
  • No qualifications (+1,183 persons)
  • No qualifications (+1,183 persons)
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