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2,708 people in Seaford 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, Seaford'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
Seaford - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree
1,61612.111.91,1599.09.4+457
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
1,0928.28.58536.67.1+239
Vocational
2,82221.121.72,47919.219.6+343
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification6,04045.146.76,42449.750.1-384
Not stated
1,82713.611.22,00015.513.9-173

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, Seaford: 13.6% No qualification, Seaford: 45.1% Vocational, Seaford: 21.1% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Seaford: 8.2% Bachelor or Higher degree, Seaford: 12.1%
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, Seaford: -173 No qualification, Seaford: -384 Vocational, Seaford: +343 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Seaford: +239 Bachelor or Higher degree, Seaford: +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 Seaford 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), as well as a lower proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 41.3% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 45.1% had no qualifications, compared with 42.2% and 46.7% respectively for Frankston City.

The major difference between the qualifications held by the population of Seaford and Frankston City is:

  • A smaller percentage of persons with No qualifications (45.1% compared to 46.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+457 persons)
  • No qualifications (-384 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+343 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+239 persons)
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