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Altona North

Qualifications

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2,427 people in Altona North 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 North'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 North - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree
1,72817.426.11,08111.421.1+647
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
6997.09.04584.88.1+241
Vocational
1,49015.015.61,24813.215.2+242
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification4,91049.440.15,09953.944.8-189
Not stated
1,12111.39.11,56916.610.8-447

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 North: 11.3% No qualification, Altona North: 49.4% Vocational, Altona North: 15.0% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Altona North: 7.0% Bachelor or Higher degree, Altona North: 17.4%
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 North: -447 No qualification, Altona North: -189 Vocational, Altona North: +242 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Altona North: +241 Bachelor or Higher degree, Altona North: +647
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 North 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, 39.4% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 49.4% 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 North and Hobsons Bay City were:

  • A larger percentage of persons with No qualifications (49.4% compared to 40.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (17.4% compared to 26.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (7.0% compared to 9.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+647 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+242 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+241 persons)
  • No qualifications (-189 persons)
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