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Life-stages - Qualifications

In 2011, 2,453 people aged 18 to 24 years in the City of Joondalup had a tertiary qualification.

Educational Qualifications relate to education outside of primary and secondary school and are one of the most important indicators of socio-economic status. They apply only to people over the age of 15 and include only qualifications gained outside of schooling.

Qualification levels are typically higher among the young and decreases with age, due to the increasing importance of education in the job market over time. For this reason, looking at qualifications for a specific age group removes this effect and may reveal patterns in school completion and university qualifications specific to the local area.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the level of the highest qualification the person has completed?'

People aged 18 to 24 years

Highest qualification achieved
City of Joondalup - 18 to 24 years20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Western AustraliaNumber%Western Australia2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree1,61710.29.61,4729.49.2+145
Advanced Diploma or Diploma8365.35.18045.15.2+32
Vocational3,02219.020.22,70717.317.2+315
No qualification9,52059.955.49,43060.257.0+90
Not stated8955.69.71,2538.011.4-358

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, Western Australia: 9.7% No qualification, Western Australia: 55.4% Vocational, Western Australia: 20.2% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Western Australia: 5.1% Bachelor or Higher degree, Western Australia: 9.6% Not stated, City of Joondalup: 5.6% No qualification, City of Joondalup: 59.9% Vocational, City of Joondalup: 19.0% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Joondalup: 5.3% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Joondalup: 10.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated 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, City of Joondalup: -358 No qualification, City of Joondalup: +90 Vocational, City of Joondalup: +315 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Joondalup: +32 Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Joondalup: +145
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the qualifications of people aged 18 to 24 years in the City of Joondalup in 2011 compared to Western Australia shows that there was a similar 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.

The major differences between qualifications held by people aged 18 to 24 years of the City of Joondalup and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of people with No qualifications (59.9% compared to 55.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Vocational qualifications (19.0% compared to 20.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications of people aged 18 to 24 years in the City of Joondalup between 2006 and 2011 were in those with:

  • Vocational qualifications (+315 persons)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+145 persons)
  • No qualifications (+90 persons)
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