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Non-English speakers - Qualifications

In 2011, 10,915 people, 40.6% of non-English speaking population 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 non-English speakers they are likely to be related to the age and year of migration (younger age groups are more likely to have qualifications generally), and also to the level of skilled migration in the area. The recognition of overseas qualifications in Australia and the Census may also be a factor influencing the qualification levels of migrant communities. Non-English speaking populations may have higher or lower qualification levels than the total population, and this may be tied to Employment Status and Household Income.

Derived from the Census question:

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

People speaking a language other than English at home aged 15 years and over

Highest qualification achieved
City of Knox - Non-English speakers20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Greater MelbourneNumber%Greater Melbourne2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree8,26530.726.35,22524.020.5+3,040
Advanced Diploma or Diploma2,6509.98.91,9539.07.3+697
Vocational3,15811.710.62,73212.610.5+426
No qualification10,93040.647.09,82745.252.5+1,103
Not stated1,8897.07.22,0119.29.1-122

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, Greater Melbourne: 7.2% No qualification, Greater Melbourne: 47.0% Vocational, Greater Melbourne: 10.6% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Greater Melbourne: 8.9% Bachelor or Higher degree, Greater Melbourne: 26.3% Not stated, City of Knox: 7.0% No qualification, City of Knox: 40.6% Vocational, City of Knox: 11.7% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Knox: 9.9% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Knox: 30.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in atlas.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: -122 No qualification, City of Knox: +1,103 Vocational, City of Knox: +426 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Knox: +697 Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Knox: +3,040
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in atlas.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the qualifications of the non-English speaking population 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, 52.3% of the non-English speaking population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 40.6% had no qualifications, compared with 45.8% and 47.0% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The major differences between qualifications held by the non-English speaking population of the City of Knox and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Bachelor or Higher degrees (30.7% compared to 26.3%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Vocational qualifications (11.7% compared to 10.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with No qualifications (40.6% compared to 47.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications of the non-English speaking population in the City of Knox between 2006 and 2011 were in those with:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+3,040 persons)
  • No qualifications (+1,103 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+697 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+426 persons)