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Altona Meadows

Qualifications

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4,256 people in Altona Meadows had a tertiary qualification in 2016.

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, Altona Meadows'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
Altona Meadows - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree
2,85517.926.12,21714.321.1+638
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
1,4018.89.01,1537.48.1+248
Vocational
2,90918.215.62,64817.115.2+261
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification7,43846.640.17,88150.844.8-443
Not stated
1,3568.59.11,62910.510.8-273

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Highest qualification achieved, 2016
Highest qualification achieved, 2016 Not stated, Hobsons Bay City: 9.1% No qualification, Hobsons Bay City: 40.1% Vocational, Hobsons Bay City: 15.6% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Hobsons Bay City: 9.0% Bachelor or Higher degree, Hobsons Bay City: 26.1% Not stated, Altona Meadows: 8.5% No qualification, Altona Meadows: 46.6% Vocational, Altona Meadows: 18.2% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Altona Meadows: 8.8% Bachelor or Higher degree, Altona Meadows: 17.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in highest qualification achieved, 2011 to 2016
Change in highest qualification achieved, 2011 to 2016 Not stated, Altona Meadows: -273 No qualification, Altona Meadows: -443 Vocational, Altona Meadows: +261 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Altona Meadows: +248 Bachelor or Higher degree, Altona Meadows: +638
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the qualifications of the population in Altona Meadows in 2016 compared to Hobsons Bay City 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, 44.9% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 46.6% had no qualifications, compared with 50.8% and 40.1% respectively for Hobsons Bay City.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons with No qualifications (46.6% compared to 40.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (18.2% compared to 15.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (17.9% compared to 26.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications of the population in Altona Meadows between 2011 and 2016 were in those with:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+638 persons)
  • No qualifications (-443 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+261 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+248 persons)
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