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41,520 people in the City of Casey 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, the City of Casey'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
City of Casey - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree
25,07112.923.615,4159.519.6+9,656
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
16,4498.58.811,0446.87.7+5,405
Vocational
38,38419.815.030,70918.914.2+7,675
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification95,10949.142.484,98452.445.8+10,125
Not stated
18,7729.710.320,15312.412.8-1,381

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, Greater Melbourne: 10.3% No qualification, Greater Melbourne: 42.4% Vocational, Greater Melbourne: 15.0% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Greater Melbourne: 8.8% Bachelor or Higher degree, Greater Melbourne: 23.6% Not stated, City of Casey: 9.7% No qualification, City of Casey: 49.1% Vocational, City of Casey: 19.8% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Casey: 8.5% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Casey: 12.9%
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, City of Casey: -1,381 No qualification, City of Casey: +10,125 Vocational, City of Casey: +7,675 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Casey: +5,405 Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Casey: +9,656
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 the City of Casey in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne 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, 41.2% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 49.1% had no qualifications, compared with 47.3% and 42.4% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The major differences between qualifications held by the population of the City of Casey and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of persons with No qualifications (49.1% compared to 42.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (19.8% compared to 15.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (12.9% compared to 23.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • No qualifications (+10,125 persons)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+9,656 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+7,675 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+5,405 persons)