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2,216 people in Carrum Downs 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, Carrum Downs'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
Carrum Downs - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree
1,1787.811.97445.89.4+434
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
1,0386.98.57475.87.1+291
Vocational
3,34722.321.72,67420.719.6+673
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification7,63950.846.76,90653.450.1+733
Not stated
1,82712.211.21,85914.413.9-32

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, Frankston City: 11.2% No qualification, Frankston City: 46.7% Vocational, Frankston City: 21.7% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Frankston City: 8.5% Bachelor or Higher degree, Frankston City: 11.9% Not stated, Carrum Downs: 12.2% No qualification, Carrum Downs: 50.8% Vocational, Carrum Downs: 22.3% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Carrum Downs: 6.9% Bachelor or Higher degree, Carrum Downs: 7.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Change in highest qualification achieved, 2006 to 2011
Change in highest qualification achieved, 2006 to 2011 Not stated, Carrum Downs: -32 No qualification, Carrum Downs: +733 Vocational, Carrum Downs: +673 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Carrum Downs: +291 Bachelor or Higher degree, Carrum Downs: +434
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the qualifications of the population in Carrum Downs in 2011 compared to Frankston City 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, 37.0% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 50.8% had no qualifications, compared with 42.2% and 46.7% respectively for Frankston City.

The major differences between qualifications held by the population of Carrum Downs and Frankston City were:

  • A larger percentage of persons with No qualifications (50.8% compared to 46.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (7.8% compared to 11.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (6.9% compared to 8.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications of the population in Carrum Downs between 2006 and 2011 were in those with:

  • No qualifications (+733 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+673 persons)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+434 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+291 persons)
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