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Frankston Central

Qualifications

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2,462 people in Frankston Central 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, Frankston Central'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
Frankston Central - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree
1,50817.114.51,16214.311.9+345
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
95410.810.27589.38.5+195
Vocational
1,83220.723.61,55919.221.7+272
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification3,26136.941.23,39641.846.7-135
Not stated
1,28714.610.51,24715.311.2+40

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, Frankston Central: 14.6% No qualification, Frankston Central: 36.9% Vocational, Frankston Central: 20.7% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Frankston Central: 10.8% Bachelor or Higher degree, Frankston Central: 17.1%
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, Frankston Central: +40 No qualification, Frankston Central: -135 Vocational, Frankston Central: +272 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Frankston Central: +195 Bachelor or Higher degree, Frankston Central: +345
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 Frankston Central in 2016 compared to Frankston City shows that there was a similar proportion of people holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a lower proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 48.6% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 36.9% had no qualifications, compared with 48.3% and 41.2% respectively for Frankston City.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (17.1% compared to 14.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with No qualifications (36.9% compared to 41.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (20.7% compared to 23.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+345 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+272 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+195 persons)
  • No qualifications (-135 persons)
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