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Life-stages - Qualifications

In 2011, 3,176 people aged 12 to 25 years in the City of Knox 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 12 to 25 years

Highest qualification achieved
City of Knox - 12 to 25 years20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%VictoriaNumber%Victoria2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree2,0158.710.71,8477.99.8+168
Advanced Diploma or Diploma1,1615.05.01,0934.74.4+68
Vocational3,16713.712.72,86212.211.4+305
No qualification15,34066.562.715,57566.663.3-235
Not stated1,4016.19.02,0208.611.1-619

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, Victoria: 9.0% No qualification, Victoria: 62.7% Vocational, Victoria: 12.7% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Victoria: 5.0% Bachelor or Higher degree, Victoria: 10.7% Not stated, City of Knox: 6.1% No qualification, City of Knox: 66.5% Vocational, City of Knox: 13.7% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Knox: 5.0% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Knox: 8.7%
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, City of Knox: -619 No qualification, City of Knox: -235 Vocational, City of Knox: +305 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Knox: +68 Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Knox: +168
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 people aged 12 to 25 years in the City of Knox in 2011 compared to Victoria 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.

The major differences between qualifications held by people aged 12 to 25 years of the City of Knox and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of people with No qualifications (66.5% compared to 62.7%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Vocational qualifications (13.7% compared to 12.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Bachelor or Higher degrees (8.7% compared to 10.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications of people aged 12 to 25 years in the City of Knox between 2006 and 2011 were in those with:

  • Vocational qualifications (+305 persons)
  • No qualifications (-235 persons)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+168 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+68 persons)