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20,869 people in the Frankston City 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, the Frankston City'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 City - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree
12,18111.923.68,7879.419.6+3,394
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
8,6888.58.86,6207.17.7+2,068
Vocational
22,21521.715.018,39819.614.2+3,817
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification47,66946.742.446,93750.145.8+732
Not stated
11,39911.210.312,98113.912.8-1,582

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, Greater Melbourne: 10.3% No qualification, Greater Melbourne: 42.4% Vocational, Greater Melbourne: 15.0% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Greater Melbourne: 8.8% Bachelor or Higher degree, Greater Melbourne: 23.6% 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%
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, Frankston City: -1,582 No qualification, Frankston City: +732 Vocational, Frankston City: +3,817 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Frankston City: +2,068 Bachelor or Higher degree, Frankston City: +3,394
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 the Frankston City in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne 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, 42.2% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 46.7% had no qualifications, compared with 47.3% and 42.4% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (21.7% compared to 15.0%)
  • A larger percentage of persons with No qualifications (46.7% compared to 42.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (11.9% compared to 23.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Vocational qualifications (+3,817 persons)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+3,394 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+2,068 persons)
  • No qualifications (+732 persons)