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1,791 people in Casey Foothills 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, Casey Foothills'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
Casey Foothills - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree
1,13815.212.987713.79.5+262
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
6538.78.55398.46.8+114
Vocational
1,47419.719.81,18318.518.9+291
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification3,42645.849.12,97646.652.4+450
Not stated
79110.69.781512.812.4-24

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, 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% Not stated, Casey Foothills: 10.6% No qualification, Casey Foothills: 45.8% Vocational, Casey Foothills: 19.7% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Casey Foothills: 8.7% Bachelor or Higher degree, Casey Foothills: 15.2%
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 Not stated, Casey Foothills: -24 No qualification, Casey Foothills: +450 Vocational, Casey Foothills: +291 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Casey Foothills: +114 Bachelor or Higher degree, Casey Foothills: +262
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 Casey Foothills in 2011 compared to the City of Casey 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, 43.6% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 45.8% had no qualifications, compared with 41.2% and 49.1% respectively for the City of Casey.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (15.2% compared to 12.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with No qualifications (45.8% compared to 49.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • No qualifications (+450 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+291 persons)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+262 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+114 persons)
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