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Low income households - Qualifications

1,841 people in low income households 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. There is generally a high correlation with income, and across Australia, those without qualifications are more likely to have low incomes. Viewing this information for low income households allows direct comparisons of the education levels, and may provide insights into whether educational opportunities could assist low income households in the area, or other factors are involved.

With other topics, such as Employment Status and Occupation, the City of Knox's Educational Qualifications help to evaluate the economic opportunities and socio-economic status of the area.

Derived from the Census question:

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

People aged 15 years and over in low income households, counted in private dwellings

Highest qualification achieved
City of Knox - Low income households20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%VictoriaNumber%Victoria2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree1,0168.09.35605.56.8+456
Advanced Diploma or Diploma8256.56.15255.24.7+300
Vocational2,22217.514.11,49714.711.9+725
No qualification7,29857.460.06,21261.163.8+1,086
Not stated1,34410.610.41,37713.512.9-33

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: 10.4% No qualification, Victoria: 60.0% Vocational, Victoria: 14.1% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Victoria: 6.1% Bachelor or Higher degree, Victoria: 9.3% Not stated, City of Knox: 10.6% No qualification, City of Knox: 57.4% Vocational, City of Knox: 17.5% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Knox: 6.5% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Knox: 8.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented 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: -33 No qualification, City of Knox: +1,086 Vocational, City of Knox: +725 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Knox: +300 Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Knox: +456
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the qualifications of people in low income households in the City of Knox in 2011 compared to Victoria shows that there was a higher proportion of people in low income households holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a lower proportion with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 32.0% of people in low income households aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 57.4% had no qualifications, compared with 29.5% and 60.0% respectively for Victoria.

The major differences between the qualifications held by people in low income households in the City of Knox and Victoria are:

  • A larger percentage of people with Vocational qualifications (17.5% compared to 14.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with No qualifications (57.4% compared to 60.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Bachelor or Higher degrees (8.0% compared to 9.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by people in low income households in the City of Knox between 2006 and 2011 were in those with:

  • No qualifications (+1,086 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+725 persons)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+456 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+300 persons)