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Gannawarra Shire

Qualifications

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1,249 people in Gannawarra Shire 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, 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)20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree6977.914.56117.212.5+86
Advanced Diploma or Diploma5526.28.54215.07.2+131
Vocational1,90121.422.01,60919.020.7+292
No qualification4,55051.342.84,78256.348.4-232
Not stated1,17113.212.21,06412.511.1+107

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, Regional VIC: 12.2% No qualification, Regional VIC: 42.8% Vocational, Regional VIC: 22.0% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Regional VIC: 8.5% Bachelor or Higher degree, Regional VIC: 14.5% Not stated, Gannawarra Shire: 13.2% No qualification, Gannawarra Shire: 51.3% Vocational, Gannawarra Shire: 21.4% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Gannawarra Shire: 6.2% Bachelor or Higher degree, Gannawarra Shire: 7.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in highest qualification achieved, 2011 to 2016
Change in highest qualification achieved, 2011 to 2016 Not stated, Gannawarra Shire: +107 No qualification, Gannawarra Shire: -232 Vocational, Gannawarra Shire: +292 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Gannawarra Shire: +131 Bachelor or Higher degree, Gannawarra Shire: +86
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 Gannawarra Shire in 2016 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, 35.5% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 51.3% had no qualifications, compared with 45.0% and 42.8% 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 (51.3% compared to 42.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (7.9% compared to 14.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (6.2% compared to 8.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Vocational qualifications (+292 persons)
  • No qualifications (-232 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+131 persons)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+86 persons)
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