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902 people in Sandhurst 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, Sandhurst'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
Sandhurst - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree
58624.611.912919.99.4+457
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
31613.28.5639.87.1+253
Vocational
41017.221.710916.919.6+301
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification89937.746.728844.450.1+611
Not stated
1747.311.2599.013.9+115

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, Sandhurst: 7.3% No qualification, Sandhurst: 37.7% Vocational, Sandhurst: 17.2% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Sandhurst: 13.2% Bachelor or Higher degree, Sandhurst: 24.6%
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, Sandhurst: +115 No qualification, Sandhurst: +611 Vocational, Sandhurst: +301 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Sandhurst: +253 Bachelor or Higher degree, Sandhurst: +457
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 Sandhurst in 2011 compared to Frankston City shows that there was a higher 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, 55.0% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 37.7% had no qualifications, compared with 42.2% and 46.7% respectively for Frankston City.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (24.6% compared to 11.9%)
  • A larger percentage of persons with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (13.2% compared to 8.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with No qualifications (37.7% compared to 46.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (17.2% compared to 21.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • No qualifications (+611 persons)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+457 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+301 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+253 persons)