City of Knox
Recent arrivals - Qualifications
In 2011, 2,314 people or 51.8% of recent overseas arrivals 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. For recent arrivals they are related to the level of skilled migration in the area, and whether overseas qualifications are recognised in Australia and the Census. Recent arrivals may have higher or lower qualification levels than the total population, and this may be tied to Employment Status and Income.
Derived from the Census question:
'What is the level of the highest qualification the person has completed?'
People born overseas and arriving in Australia between 2006 and 9 Aug 2011, aged 15 years and over
|Highest qualification achieved|
|City of Knox - Recent arrivals||2011|
|Qualification level||Number||%||Greater Melbourne|
|Bachelor or Higher degree||1,769||39.6||39.3||5001|
|Advanced Diploma or Diploma||545||12.2||12.7||5002|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2011 (Usual residence data). Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Analysis of the qualifications of recent overseas arrivals in the City of Knox in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne 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, 61.1% of recent overseas arrivals aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 33.7% had no qualifications, compared with 60.0% and 34.3% respectively for Greater Melbourne.
The major difference between the qualifications held by the recent overseas arriving population of the City of Knox and Greater Melbourne is:
- A larger percentage of people with Vocational qualifications (9.4% compared to 8.1%)