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Brisbane LGA

Qualifications

319,682 people in Brisbane LGA 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, 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)20112001Change
Qualification levelNumber%Greater Brisbane %Number%Greater Brisbane %2001 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree245,94228.720.1137,68419.413.7+108,258
Advanced Diploma or Diploma73,7408.68.049,1406.96.1+24,600
Vocational123,25614.418.194,84513.315.2+28,411
No qualification332,32938.844.0360,81850.755.4-28,489
Not stated80,8319.49.768,8319.79.6+12,000

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2001 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Highest qualification achieved, 2011
Highest qualification achieved, 2011 Not stated, Greater Brisbane: 9.7% No qualification, Greater Brisbane: 44.0% Vocational, Greater Brisbane: 18.1% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Greater Brisbane: 8.0% Bachelor or Higher degree, Greater Brisbane: 20.1% Not stated, Brisbane LGA: 9.4% No qualification, Brisbane LGA: 38.8% Vocational, Brisbane LGA: 14.4% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Brisbane LGA: 8.6% Bachelor or Higher degree, Brisbane LGA: 28.7%
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, 2001 to 2011
Change in highest qualification achieved, 2001 to 2011 Not stated, Brisbane LGA: +12,000 No qualification, Brisbane LGA: -28,489 Vocational, Brisbane LGA: +28,411 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Brisbane LGA: +24,600 Bachelor or Higher degree, Brisbane LGA: +108,258
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2001 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 Brisbane LGA in 2011 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, 51.7% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 38.8% had no qualifications, compared with 46.3% and 44.0% 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 (28.7% compared to 20.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with No qualifications (38.8% compared to 44.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (14.4% compared to 18.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications of the population in Brisbane LGA between 2001 and 2011 were in those with:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+108,258 persons)
  • No qualifications (-28,489 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+28,411 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+24,600 persons)
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