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Qualifications

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27,005 people in the Frankston City 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, 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 - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree
15,85414.527.512,18111.923.6+3,673
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
11,15110.29.58,6888.58.8+2,463
Vocational
25,71623.615.322,21521.715.0+3,501
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification44,96641.238.647,66946.742.4-2,703
Not stated
11,42810.59.211,39911.210.3+29

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, Greater Melbourne: 9.2% No qualification, Greater Melbourne: 38.6% Vocational, Greater Melbourne: 15.3% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Greater Melbourne: 9.5% Bachelor or Higher degree, Greater Melbourne: 27.5% 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%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
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Change in highest qualification achieved, 2011 to 2016
Change in highest qualification achieved, 2011 to 2016 Not stated, Frankston City: +29 No qualification, Frankston City: -2,703 Vocational, Frankston City: +3,501 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Frankston City: +2,463 Bachelor or Higher degree, Frankston City: +3,673
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 the Frankston City in 2016 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, 48.3% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 41.2% had no qualifications, compared with 52.2% and 38.6% 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 (23.6% compared to 15.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons with No qualifications (41.2% compared to 38.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (14.5% compared to 27.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+3,673 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+3,501 persons)
  • No qualifications (-2,703 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+2,463 persons)
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