City of Darebin
40,398 people in the City of Darebin 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 City of Darebin'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|
|City of Darebin - Total persons (Usual residence)||2011||2006||Change|
|Qualification level||Number||%||Greater Melbourne %||Number||%||Greater Melbourne %||2006 to 2011|
|Bachelor or Higher degree||31,537||27.6||23.6||5001||22,947||21.4||19.6||+8,590|
|Advanced Diploma or Diploma||8,861||7.8||8.8||5002||6,703||6.3||7.7||+2,158|
|Total persons aged 15+||114,231||100.0||100.0||107,153||100.0||100.0||+7,078|
Analysis of the qualifications of the population in the City of Darebin in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a similar proportion of people holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), as well as a similar proportion of people with no formal qualifications.
Overall, 46.9% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 42.1% had no qualifications, compared with 47.3% and 42.4% respectively for Greater Melbourne.
The major differences between qualifications held by the population of the City of Darebin and Greater Melbourne were:
- A larger percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (27.6% compared to 23.6%)
- A smaller percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (11.5% compared to 15.0%)
- A smaller percentage of persons with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (7.8% compared to 8.8%)
The largest changes in the qualifications of the population in the City of Darebin between 2006 and 2011 were in those with:
- Bachelor or Higher degrees (+8,590 persons)
- No qualifications (-2,569 persons)
- Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+2,158 persons)
- Vocational qualifications (+1,238 persons)