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Altona Meadows

Qualifications

3,370 people in Altona Meadows 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, 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)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree
2,21714.321.11,65411.016.1+563
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
1,1537.48.19016.06.6+252
Vocational
2,64817.115.22,41316.115.0+235
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification7,88150.844.88,38255.849.3-501
Not stated
1,62910.510.81,66411.113.0-35

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, 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% Not stated, Altona Meadows: 10.5% No qualification, Altona Meadows: 50.8% Vocational, Altona Meadows: 17.1% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Altona Meadows: 7.4% Bachelor or Higher degree, Altona Meadows: 14.3%
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, Altona Meadows: -35 No qualification, Altona Meadows: -501 Vocational, Altona Meadows: +235 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Altona Meadows: +252 Bachelor or Higher degree, Altona Meadows: +563
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 Altona Meadows in 2011 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, 38.8% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 50.8% had no qualifications, compared with 44.4% and 44.8% 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 (50.8% compared to 44.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (17.1% compared to 15.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (14.3% compared to 21.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications of the population in Altona Meadows between 2006 and 2011 were in those with:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+563 persons)
  • No qualifications (-501 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+252 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+235 persons)
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