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City of Glen Eira

Qualifications

48,974 people in the City of Glen Eira 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 City of Glen Eira'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
City of Glen Eira - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree
38,35335.723.630,71930.019.6+7,634
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
10,6219.98.89,0718.97.7+1,550
Vocational
11,35910.615.010,96610.714.2+393
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification36,61034.142.437,70636.845.8-1,096
Not stated
10,4279.710.313,92013.612.8-3,493

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, City of Glen Eira: 9.7% No qualification, City of Glen Eira: 34.1% Vocational, City of Glen Eira: 10.6% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Glen Eira: 9.9% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Glen Eira: 35.7%
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, City of Glen Eira: -3,493 No qualification, City of Glen Eira: -1,096 Vocational, City of Glen Eira: +393 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Glen Eira: +1,550 Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Glen Eira: +7,634
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 City of Glen Eira in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a higher proportion of people holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a lower proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 56.2% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 34.1% 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 City of Glen Eira and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (35.7% compared to 23.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (9.9% compared to 8.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with No qualifications (34.1% compared to 42.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (10.6% compared to 15.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+7,634 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+1,550 persons)
  • No qualifications (-1,096 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+393 persons)
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