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20,059 people in Hobsons Bay City 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, Hobsons Bay City'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
Hobsons Bay City - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree
14,48521.123.610,60316.119.6+3,882
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
5,5748.18.84,3366.67.7+1,238
Vocational
10,44415.215.09,83215.014.2+612
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification30,76844.842.432,34149.345.8-1,573
Not stated
7,38510.810.38,54713.012.8-1,162

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, Hobsons Bay City: 10.8% No qualification, Hobsons Bay City: 44.8% Vocational, Hobsons Bay City: 15.2% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Hobsons Bay City: 8.1% Bachelor or Higher degree, Hobsons Bay City: 21.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Change in highest qualification achieved, 2006 to 2011
Change in highest qualification achieved, 2006 to 2011 Not stated, Hobsons Bay City: -1,162 No qualification, Hobsons Bay City: -1,573 Vocational, Hobsons Bay City: +612 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Hobsons Bay City: +1,238 Bachelor or Higher degree, Hobsons Bay City: +3,882
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 Hobsons Bay City in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne 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, 44.4% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 44.8% had no qualifications, compared with 47.3% and 42.4% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons with No qualifications (44.8% compared to 42.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (21.1% compared to 23.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+3,882 persons)
  • No qualifications (-1,573 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+1,238 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+612 persons)