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Central Coast Council area

Recent arrivals - Qualifications

In 2011, 1,593 people or 46.0% of recent overseas arrivals in the Central Coast Council area had a tertiary qualification.

Educational Qualifications relate to education outside of primary and secondary school and are one of the most important indicators of socio-economic status. For recent arrivals they are related to the level of skilled migration in the area, and whether overseas qualifications are recognised in Australia and the Census. Recent arrivals may have higher or lower qualification levels than the total population, and this may be tied to Employment Status and Income.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the level of the highest qualification the person has completed?'

People born overseas and arriving in Australia between 2006 and 9 Aug 2011, aged 15 years and over

Highest qualification achieved
Central Coast Council area - Recent arrivals2011
Qualification levelNumber%Greater Sydney
Bachelor or Higher degree1,17133.842.8
Advanced Diploma or Diploma42212.211.3
Vocational49214.26.9
No qualification1,13332.733.4
Not stated2427.05.6

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.

Highest qualification achieved, 2011
Highest qualification achieved, 2011 Not stated, Greater Sydney: 5.6% No qualification, Greater Sydney: 33.4% Vocational, Greater Sydney: 6.9% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Greater Sydney: 11.3% Bachelor or Higher degree, Greater Sydney: 42.8% Not stated, Central Coast Council area: 7.0% No qualification, Central Coast Council area: 32.7% Vocational, Central Coast Council area: 14.2% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Central Coast Council area: 12.2% Bachelor or Higher degree, Central Coast Council area: 33.8%
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.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the qualifications of recent overseas arrivals in the Central Coast Council area in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney 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, 60.3% of recent overseas arrivals aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 32.7% had no qualifications, compared with 61.0% and 33.4% respectively for Greater Sydney.

The major differences between qualifications held by the recent overseas arriving population of the Central Coast Council area and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Vocational qualifications (14.2% compared to 6.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Bachelor or Higher degrees (33.8% compared to 42.8%)

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