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329 people in Brooklyn 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, Brooklyn'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
Brooklyn - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree
21415.221.11017.716.1+113
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
1158.18.1655.06.6+50
Vocational
19914.115.218314.015.0+16
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification71350.544.876358.249.3-50
Not stated
17112.110.819815.113.0-27

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, Brooklyn: 12.1% No qualification, Brooklyn: 50.5% Vocational, Brooklyn: 14.1% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Brooklyn: 8.1% Bachelor or Higher degree, Brooklyn: 15.2%
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, Brooklyn: -27 No qualification, Brooklyn: -50 Vocational, Brooklyn: +16 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Brooklyn: +50 Bachelor or Higher degree, Brooklyn: +113
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 Brooklyn 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, 37.4% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 50.5% 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 Brooklyn and Hobsons Bay City were:

  • A larger percentage of persons with No qualifications (50.5% compared to 44.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (15.2% compared to 21.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (14.1% compared to 15.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+113 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+50 persons)
  • No qualifications (-50 persons)