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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander profile - Qualifications

10.0% of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the City of Casey have a tertiary qualification.

Highest qualification achieved shows the level of qualification, school or non-school, which is the highest that a person has achieved. This topic is useful for looking at the education and work prospects of the indigenous community, how many have completed schooling, and how many have gone on to University or TAFE qualifications.

This is an important indicator of the socio-economic status of the indigenous community in the area, and should be viewed in conjunction with the more detailed Highest Level of Schooling and Education Institute Attending variables, as well as Employment Status.

Derived from the Census questions:

'What is the level of the highest qualification the person has completed?' and 'What is the highest year of primary or secondary school the person has completed?'

Persons aged 15 years and over

Highest qualification achieved
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples - City of Casey20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Victoria - ATSI %Number%Victoria - ATSI %2006 to 2011
Bachelor degree level or higher364.27.2192.85.8+17
Advanced diploma or diploma505.85.2304.54.4+20
Vocational (certificate)14316.616.411717.413.4+26
Year 11 or 1220323.621.915122.421.0+52
Year 10 or below30435.334.124536.436.6+59
No educational attainment00.01.030.41.4-3
Not stated/inadequately described12514.514.210916.217.4+16

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 No educational attainment, Victoria - ATSI: 1.0% Year 10 or below, Victoria - ATSI: 34.1% Year 11 or 12, Victoria - ATSI: 21.9% Vocational (certificate), Victoria - ATSI: 16.4% Advanced diploma or diploma, Victoria - ATSI: 5.2% Bachelor degree level or higher, Victoria - ATSI: 7.2% No educational attainment, City of Casey - ATSI: 0.0% Year 10 or below, City of Casey - ATSI: 35.3% Year 11 or 12, City of Casey - ATSI: 23.6% Vocational (certificate), City of Casey - ATSI: 16.6% Advanced diploma or diploma, City of Casey - ATSI: 5.8% Bachelor degree level or higher, City of Casey - ATSI: 4.2%
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 No educational attainment, Casey Coast: -3 Year 10 or below, Casey Coast: +59 Year 11 or 12, Casey Coast: +52 Vocational (certificate), Casey Coast: +26 Advanced diploma or diploma, Casey Coast: +20 Bachelor degree level or higher, Casey Coast: +17
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 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the City of Casey in 2011 compared to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Victoria - ATSI shows that there was a lower proportion of people holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), as well as a lower proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 26.6% of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 0.0% had no qualifications, compared with 28.8% and 1.0% respectively for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Victoria - ATSI.

The major differences between highest educational attainment held by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population of Casey Coast and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Victoria - ATSI were:

  • A larger percentage of people who completed year 11 or 12 (23.6% compared to 21.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people who completed year 10 or below (35.3% compared to 34.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people who completed a bachelor degree level or higher (4.2% compared to 7.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with no educational attainment (0.0% compared to 1.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in highest educational attainment of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Casey Coast between 2006 and 2011 were in those with:

  • who completed year 10 or below (+59 people)
  • who completed year 11 or 12 (+52 people)