City of Darebin
Qualifications

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)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree
31,53727.623.622,94721.419.6+8,590
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
8,8617.88.86,7036.37.7+2,158
Vocational
13,16011.515.011,92211.114.2+1,238
No qualification
48,03642.142.450,60547.245.8-2,569
Not stated
12,63711.110.314,97614.012.8-2,339

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Highest qualification achieved, 2011
Highest qualification achieved, 2011 Not stated, Greater Melbourne: 10.3% No qualification, Greater Melbourne: 42.4% Vocational, Greater Melbourne: 15.0% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Greater Melbourne: 8.8% Bachelor or Higher degree, Greater Melbourne: 23.6% Not stated, City of Darebin: 11.1% No qualification, City of Darebin: 42.1% Vocational, City of Darebin: 11.5% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Darebin: 7.8% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Darebin: 27.6%
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, City of Darebin: -2,339 No qualification, City of Darebin: -2,569 Vocational, City of Darebin: +1,238 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Darebin: +2,158 Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Darebin: +8,590
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 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%)

Emerging groups

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)