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Recent arrivals - Qualifications

In 2011, 2,350 people or 50.9% of recent overseas arrivals 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. For recent arrivals they are related to the level of skilled migration in the area, and whether overseas qualifications are recognised in Australia and the Census. Recent arrivals may have higher or lower qualification levels than the total population, and this may be tied to Employment Status and Income.

Derived from the Census question:

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

People born overseas and arriving in Australia between 2006 and 9 Aug 2011, aged 15 years and over

Highest qualification achieved
Hobsons Bay City - Recent arrivals2011
Qualification levelNumber%Greater Melbourne
Bachelor or Higher degree1,68836.539.3
Advanced Diploma or Diploma66214.312.7
Vocational52411.38.1
No qualification1,40330.434.3
Not stated3447.45.7

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.

Highest qualification achieved, 2011
Highest qualification achieved, 2011 Not stated, Greater Melbourne: 5.7% No qualification, Greater Melbourne: 34.3% Vocational, Greater Melbourne: 8.1% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Greater Melbourne: 12.7% Bachelor or Higher degree, Greater Melbourne: 39.3% Not stated, Hobsons Bay City: 7.4% No qualification, Hobsons Bay City: 30.4% Vocational, Hobsons Bay City: 11.3% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Hobsons Bay City: 14.3% Bachelor or Higher degree, Hobsons Bay City: 36.5%
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.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the qualifications of recent overseas arrivals in Hobsons Bay City 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, 62.2% of recent overseas arrivals aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 30.4% had no qualifications, compared with 60.0% and 34.3% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The major differences between qualifications held by the recent overseas arriving population of Hobsons Bay City and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Vocational qualifications (11.3% compared to 8.1%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (14.3% compared to 12.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with No qualifications (30.4% compared to 34.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Bachelor or Higher degrees (36.5% compared to 39.3%)