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Qualifications

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62,009 people in the City of Casey had a tertiary qualification in 2016.

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 - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree
38,31116.627.525,07112.923.6+13,240
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
23,69810.29.516,4498.58.8+7,249
Vocational
47,00420.315.338,38419.815.0+8,620
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification102,39844.238.695,10949.142.4+7,289
Not stated
20,0318.79.218,7729.710.3+1,259

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Highest qualification achieved, 2016
Highest qualification achieved, 2016 Not stated, Greater Melbourne: 9.2% No qualification, Greater Melbourne: 38.6% Vocational, Greater Melbourne: 15.3% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Greater Melbourne: 9.5% Bachelor or Higher degree, Greater Melbourne: 27.5% Not stated, City of Casey: 8.7% No qualification, City of Casey: 44.2% Vocational, City of Casey: 20.3% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Casey: 10.2% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Casey: 16.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in highest qualification achieved, 2011 to 2016
Change in highest qualification achieved, 2011 to 2016 Not stated, City of Casey: +1,259 No qualification, City of Casey: +7,289 Vocational, City of Casey: +8,620 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Casey: +7,249 Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Casey: +13,240
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 2016 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, 47.1% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 44.2% had no qualifications, compared with 52.2% and 38.6% 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 (44.2% compared to 38.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (20.3% compared to 15.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (16.6% compared to 27.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications of the population in the City of Casey between 2011 and 2016 were in those with:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+13,240 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+8,620 persons)
  • No qualifications (+7,289 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+7,249 persons)
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