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Colac Otway Shire

Qualifications

2,732 people in Colac Otway Shire 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, Colac Otway Shire'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
Colac Otway Shire - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree
1,6199.812.51,3778.510.5+242
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
1,1136.77.29405.86.2+173
Vocational
3,45921.020.72,96118.318.5+498
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification8,49451.548.48,79754.352.2-303
Not stated
1,81211.011.12,12913.112.7-317

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 VIC: 11.1% No qualification, Regional VIC: 48.4% Vocational, Regional VIC: 20.7% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Regional VIC: 7.2% Bachelor or Higher degree, Regional VIC: 12.5% Not stated, Colac Otway Shire: 11.0% No qualification, Colac Otway Shire: 51.5% Vocational, Colac Otway Shire: 21.0% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Colac Otway Shire: 6.7% Bachelor or Higher degree, Colac Otway Shire: 9.8%
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.
Change in highest qualification achieved, 2006 to 2011
Change in highest qualification achieved, 2006 to 2011 Not stated, Colac Otway Shire: -317 No qualification, Colac Otway Shire: -303 Vocational, Colac Otway Shire: +498 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Colac Otway Shire: +173 Bachelor or Higher degree, Colac Otway Shire: +242
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 Colac Otway Shire in 2011 compared to Regional VIC 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, 37.5% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 51.5% had no qualifications, compared with 40.5% and 48.4% respectively for Regional VIC.

The major differences between qualifications held by the population of Colac Otway Shire and Regional VIC were:

  • A larger percentage of persons with No qualifications (51.5% compared to 48.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (9.8% compared to 12.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications of the population in Colac Otway Shire between 2006 and 2011 were in those with:

  • Vocational qualifications (+498 persons)
  • No qualifications (-303 persons)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+242 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+173 persons)
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