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1,539 people in Altona North 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 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 - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree
1,08111.421.17168.016.1+365
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
4584.88.13644.06.6+94
Vocational
1,24813.215.21,11012.315.0+138
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification5,10053.944.85,39459.949.3-294
Not stated
1,56916.610.81,42115.813.0+148

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 North: 16.6% No qualification, Altona North: 53.9% Vocational, Altona North: 13.2% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Altona North: 4.8% Bachelor or Higher degree, Altona North: 11.4%
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 North: +148 No qualification, Altona North: -294 Vocational, Altona North: +138 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Altona North: +94 Bachelor or Higher degree, Altona North: +365
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 North 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, 29.5% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 53.9% 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 North and Hobsons Bay City were:

  • A larger percentage of persons with No qualifications (53.9% compared to 44.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (11.4% compared to 21.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (4.8% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (13.2% compared to 15.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+365 persons)
  • No qualifications (-294 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+138 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+94 persons)