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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 arrivals2011
Qualification levelNumber%Greater Melbourne
Bachelor or Higher degree1,76939.639.3
Advanced Diploma or Diploma54512.212.7
No qualification1,50533.734.3
Not stated2325.25.7

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 (Usual residence data). Compiled and presented in by .id , the population experts.

Highest qualification achieved, 2011
Highest qualification achieved, 2011 Not stated, Greater Melbourne: 5.7% No qualification, Greater Melbourne: 34.3% Vocational, Greater Melbourne: 8.1% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Greater Melbourne: 12.7% Bachelor or Higher degree, Greater Melbourne: 39.3% Not stated, City of Knox: 5.2% No qualification, City of Knox: 33.7% Vocational, City of Knox: 9.4% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Knox: 12.2% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Knox: 39.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

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%)