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Newport West

Qualifications

2,394 people in Newport West 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, Newport West'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
Newport West - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree
1,83230.021.11,14520.516.1+687
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
5629.28.14307.76.6+132
Vocational
88514.515.281814.715.0+68
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification2,25436.944.82,50344.949.3-249
Not stated
5789.510.867912.213.0-101

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, Newport West: 9.5% No qualification, Newport West: 36.9% Vocational, Newport West: 14.5% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Newport West: 9.2% Bachelor or Higher degree, Newport West: 30.0%
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, Newport West: -101 No qualification, Newport West: -249 Vocational, Newport West: +68 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Newport West: +132 Bachelor or Higher degree, Newport West: +687
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 Newport West in 2011 compared to Hobsons Bay City shows that there was a higher proportion of people holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a lower proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 53.7% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 36.9% 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 Newport West and Hobsons Bay City were:

  • A larger percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (30.0% compared to 21.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (9.2% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with No qualifications (36.9% compared to 44.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+687 persons)
  • No qualifications (-249 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+132 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+68 persons)
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