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Low income households - Qualifications

1,094 people in low income households 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. There is generally a high correlation with income, and across Australia, those without qualifications are more likely to have low incomes. Viewing this information for low income households allows direct comparisons of the education levels, and may provide insights into whether educational opportunities could assist low income households in the area, or other factors are involved.

With other topics, such as Employment Status and Occupation, Hobsons Bay City's Educational Qualifications help to evaluate the economic opportunities and socio-economic status of the area.

Derived from the Census question:

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

People aged 15 years and over in low income households, counted in private dwellings

Highest qualification achieved
Hobsons Bay City - Low income households20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%VictoriaNumber%Victoria2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree6246.69.34204.66.8+204
Advanced Diploma or Diploma4705.06.13003.34.7+170
Vocational1,21812.914.11,12412.311.9+94
No qualification6,15665.060.06,17767.463.8-21
Not stated1,00110.610.41,13712.412.9-136

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: 10.4% No qualification, Victoria: 60.0% Vocational, Victoria: 14.1% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Victoria: 6.1% Bachelor or Higher degree, Victoria: 9.3% Not stated, Hobsons Bay City: 10.6% No qualification, Hobsons Bay City: 65.0% Vocational, Hobsons Bay City: 12.9% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Hobsons Bay City: 5.0% Bachelor or Higher degree, Hobsons Bay City: 6.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented 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: -136 No qualification, Hobsons Bay City: -21 Vocational, Hobsons Bay City: +94 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Hobsons Bay City: +170 Bachelor or Higher degree, Hobsons Bay City: +204
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the qualifications of people in low income households in Hobsons Bay City in 2011 compared to Victoria shows that there was a lower proportion of people in low income households holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a higher proportion with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 24.4% of people in low income households aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 65.0% had no qualifications, compared with 29.5% and 60.0% respectively for Victoria.

The major differences between the qualifications held by people in low income households in Hobsons Bay City and Victoria are:

  • A larger percentage of people with No qualifications (65.0% compared to 60.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Bachelor or Higher degrees (6.6% compared to 9.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Vocational qualifications (12.9% compared to 14.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (5.0% compared to 6.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by people in low income households in Hobsons Bay City between 2006 and 2011 were in those with:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+204 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+170 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+94 persons)