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Hobsons Bay City

Life-stages - Qualifications

In 2011, 1,285 people aged 18 to 24 years in Hobsons Bay City had a tertiary qualification.

Educational Qualifications relate to education outside of primary and secondary school and are one of the most important indicators of socio-economic status. They apply only to people over the age of 15 and include only qualifications gained outside of schooling.

Qualification levels are typically higher among the young and decreases with age, due to the increasing importance of education in the job market over time. For this reason, looking at qualifications for a specific age group removes this effect and may reveal patterns in school completion and university qualifications specific to the local area.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the level of the highest qualification the person has completed?'

People aged 18 to 24 years

Highest qualification achieved
Hobsons Bay City - 18 to 24 years20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%VictoriaNumber%Victoria2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree75110.411.66249.111.1+127
Advanced Diploma or Diploma5347.46.23905.75.7+144
Vocational1,07814.915.898514.314.6+93
No qualification4,22658.558.34,11660.058.5+110
Not stated6388.88.175010.910.1-112

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, Victoria: 8.1% No qualification, Victoria: 58.3% Vocational, Victoria: 15.8% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Victoria: 6.2% Bachelor or Higher degree, Victoria: 11.6% Not stated, Hobsons Bay City: 8.8% No qualification, Hobsons Bay City: 58.5% Vocational, Hobsons Bay City: 14.9% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Hobsons Bay City: 7.4% Bachelor or Higher degree, Hobsons Bay City: 10.4%
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, Hobsons Bay City: -112 No qualification, Hobsons Bay City: +110 Vocational, Hobsons Bay City: +93 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Hobsons Bay City: +144 Bachelor or Higher degree, Hobsons Bay City: +127
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 people aged 18 to 24 years in Hobsons Bay City in 2011 compared to Victoria 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 similar proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

The major differences between qualifications held by people aged 18 to 24 years of Hobsons Bay City and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (7.4% compared to 6.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Bachelor or Higher degrees (10.4% compared to 11.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications of people aged 18 to 24 years in Hobsons Bay City between 2006 and 2011 were in those with:

  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+144 persons)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+127 persons)
  • No qualifications (+110 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+93 persons)