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Gannawarra Shire

Qualifications

1,032 people in Gannawarra Shire 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, Gannawarra Shire'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
Gannawarra Shire - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree6117.212.55476.010.5+64
Advanced Diploma or Diploma4215.07.24154.66.2+6
Vocational1,60919.020.71,65318.218.5-44
No qualification4,78256.348.45,27358.152.2-491
Not stated1,06412.511.11,18013.012.7-116

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, Regional VIC: 11.1% No qualification, Regional VIC: 48.4% Vocational, Regional VIC: 20.7% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Regional VIC: 7.2% Bachelor or Higher degree, Regional VIC: 12.5% Not stated, Gannawarra Shire: 12.5% No qualification, Gannawarra Shire: 56.3% Vocational, Gannawarra Shire: 19.0% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Gannawarra Shire: 5.0% Bachelor or Higher degree, Gannawarra Shire: 7.2%
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, Gannawarra Shire: -116 No qualification, Gannawarra Shire: -491 Vocational, Gannawarra Shire: -44 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Gannawarra Shire: +6 Bachelor or Higher degree, Gannawarra Shire: +64
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 Gannawarra Shire in 2011 compared to Regional VIC 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, 31.1% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 56.3% had no qualifications, compared with 40.5% and 48.4% respectively for Regional VIC.

The major differences between qualifications held by the population of Gannawarra Shire and Regional VIC were:

  • A larger percentage of persons with No qualifications (56.3% compared to 48.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (7.2% compared to 12.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (5.0% compared to 7.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (19.0% compared to 20.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • No qualifications (-491 persons)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+64 persons)
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