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246,309 people in Brisbane LGA had a tertiary qualification in 2006.

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, Brisbane LGA'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
Brisbane LGA - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20062001Change
Qualification levelNumber%Greater Brisbane %Number%Greater Brisbane %2001 to 2006
Bachelor or Higher degree184,17423.516.6137,68419.413.7+46,490
Advanced Diploma or Diploma62,1357.97.249,1406.96.1+12,995
Vocational108,44813.816.694,84513.315.2+13,603
No qualification335,70942.947.9360,81850.755.4-25,109
Not stated92,68511.811.868,8319.79.6+23,854

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2001 and 2006. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Highest qualification achieved, 2006
Highest qualification achieved, 2006 Not stated, Greater Brisbane: 11.8% No qualification, Greater Brisbane: 47.9% Vocational, Greater Brisbane: 16.6% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Greater Brisbane: 7.2% Bachelor or Higher degree, Greater Brisbane: 16.6% Not stated, Brisbane LGA: 11.8% No qualification, Brisbane LGA: 42.9% Vocational, Brisbane LGA: 13.8% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Brisbane LGA: 7.9% Bachelor or Higher degree, Brisbane LGA: 23.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in highest qualification achieved, 2001 to 2006
Change in highest qualification achieved, 2001 to 2006 Not stated, Brisbane LGA: +23,854 No qualification, Brisbane LGA: -25,109 Vocational, Brisbane LGA: +13,603 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Brisbane LGA: +12,995 Bachelor or Higher degree, Brisbane LGA: +46,490
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2001 and 2006 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the qualifications of the population in Brisbane LGA in 2006 compared to Greater Brisbane 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, 45.3% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 42.9% had no qualifications, compared with 40.3% and 47.9% respectively for Greater Brisbane.

The major differences between qualifications held by the population of Brisbane LGA and Greater Brisbane were:

  • A larger percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (23.5% compared to 16.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with No qualifications (42.9% compared to 47.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (13.8% compared to 16.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications of the population in Brisbane LGA between 2001 and 2006 were in those with:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+46,490 persons)
  • No qualifications (-25,109 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+13,603 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+12,995 persons)
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