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Central Coast Council area

Qualifications

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3,303 people in the Central Coast Council area 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 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)20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Regional TAS %Number%Regional TAS %2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree2,00811.312.31,6679.610.8+341
Advanced Diploma or Diploma1,2957.37.21,0846.36.3+211
Vocational4,31124.322.63,95222.821.2+359
No qualification8,22946.446.58,77250.651.5-543
Not stated1,90910.811.41,85610.710.2+53

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, Regional TAS: 11.4% No qualification, Regional TAS: 46.5% Vocational, Regional TAS: 22.6% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Regional TAS: 7.2% Bachelor or Higher degree, Regional TAS: 12.3% Not stated, Central Coast Council area: 10.8% No qualification, Central Coast Council area: 46.4% Vocational, Central Coast Council area: 24.3% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Central Coast Council area: 7.3% Bachelor or Higher degree, Central Coast Council area: 11.3%
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, Central Coast Council area: +53 No qualification, Central Coast Council area: -543 Vocational, Central Coast Council area: +359 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Central Coast Council area: +211 Bachelor or Higher degree, Central Coast Council area: +341
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 Central Coast Council area in 2016 compared to Regional TAS 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 similar proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 42.9% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 46.4% had no qualifications, compared with 42.1% and 46.5% respectively for Regional TAS.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (24.3% compared to 22.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications of the population in the Central Coast Council area between 2011 and 2016 were in those with:

  • No qualifications (-543 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+359 persons)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+341 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+211 persons)
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