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Central Coast Council area

Qualifications

2,751 people in the Central Coast Council area 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 Central Coast Council area'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
Central Coast Council area - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Regional TAS %Number%Regional TAS %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree1,6679.610.81,2647.68.9+403
Advanced Diploma or Diploma1,0846.36.39235.55.5+161
Vocational3,95222.821.23,34920.118.6+603
No qualification8,77250.651.59,05254.454.7-280
Not stated1,85610.710.22,05712.412.2-201

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, Regional TAS: 10.2% No qualification, Regional TAS: 51.5% Vocational, Regional TAS: 21.2% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Regional TAS: 6.3% Bachelor or Higher degree, Regional TAS: 10.8% Not stated, Central Coast Council area: 10.7% No qualification, Central Coast Council area: 50.6% Vocational, Central Coast Council area: 22.8% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Central Coast Council area: 6.3% Bachelor or Higher degree, Central Coast Council area: 9.6%
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.
Change in highest qualification achieved, 2006 to 2011
Change in highest qualification achieved, 2006 to 2011 Not stated, Central Coast Council area: -201 No qualification, Central Coast Council area: -280 Vocational, Central Coast Council area: +603 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Central Coast Council area: +161 Bachelor or Higher degree, Central Coast Council area: +403
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 Central Coast Council area in 2011 compared to Regional TAS shows that there was a similar 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, 38.7% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 50.6% had no qualifications, compared with 38.3% and 51.5% respectively for Regional TAS.

The major differences between qualifications held by the population of the Central Coast Council area and Regional TAS were:

  • A larger percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (22.8% compared to 21.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (9.6% compared to 10.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications of the population in the Central Coast Council area between 2006 and 2011 were in those with:

  • Vocational qualifications (+603 persons)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+403 persons)
  • No qualifications (-280 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+161 persons)
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