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Harvester Ward

Qualifications

8,300 people in Harvester 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, Harvester 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
Harvester Ward - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree
5,51313.713.23,43010.09.8+2,083
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
2,7876.96.91,5564.65.2+1,231
Vocational
4,92512.213.93,92511.513.4+1,000
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification21,43053.253.320,33759.557.9+1,093
Not stated
5,62114.012.64,94714.513.7+674

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, Harvester Ward: 14.0% No qualification, Harvester Ward: 53.2% Vocational, Harvester Ward: 12.2% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Harvester Ward: 6.9% Bachelor or Higher degree, Harvester Ward: 13.7%
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, Harvester Ward: +674 No qualification, Harvester Ward: +1,093 Vocational, Harvester Ward: +1,000 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Harvester Ward: +1,231 Bachelor or Higher degree, Harvester Ward: +2,083
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 Harvester 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 similar proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 32.8% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 53.2% had no qualifications, compared with 34.0% and 53.3% respectively for City of Brimbank.

The major difference between the qualifications held by the population of Harvester Ward and City of Brimbank is:

  • A smaller percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (12.2% compared to 13.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+2,083 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+1,231 persons)
  • No qualifications (+1,093 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+1,000 persons)
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