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Carrum Downs

Qualifications

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3,289 people in Carrum Downs 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, 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 - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree
1,76410.714.51,1787.811.9+586
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
1,5259.210.21,0386.98.5+487
Vocational
4,08424.723.63,34722.321.7+737
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification7,35744.541.27,63950.846.7-282
Not stated
1,81911.010.51,82712.211.2-8

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, Frankston City: 10.5% No qualification, Frankston City: 41.2% Vocational, Frankston City: 23.6% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Frankston City: 10.2% Bachelor or Higher degree, Frankston City: 14.5% Not stated, Carrum Downs: 11.0% No qualification, Carrum Downs: 44.5% Vocational, Carrum Downs: 24.7% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Carrum Downs: 9.2% Bachelor or Higher degree, Carrum Downs: 10.7%
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, Carrum Downs: -8 No qualification, Carrum Downs: -282 Vocational, Carrum Downs: +737 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Carrum Downs: +487 Bachelor or Higher degree, Carrum Downs: +586
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 Carrum Downs in 2016 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, 44.6% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 44.5% had no qualifications, compared with 48.3% and 41.2% 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 (44.5% compared to 41.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (24.7% compared to 23.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (10.7% compared to 14.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (9.2% compared to 10.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications of the population in Carrum Downs between 2011 and 2016 were in those with:

  • Vocational qualifications (+737 persons)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+586 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+487 persons)
  • No qualifications (-282 persons)
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