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Overseas born - Qualifications

In 2011, 14,551 people in the City of Knox born overseas 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 the overseas-born 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. Overseas-born populations may have higher or lower qualification levels than the total population, and this may be tied to Employment and Household Income.

Derived from the Census question:

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

People born overseas aged 15+

Highest qualification achieved
City of Knox - Overseas born20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Greater MelbourneNumber%Greater Melbourne2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree10,51926.727.87,13120.222.0+3,388
Advanced Diploma or Diploma4,03210.29.43,2129.17.9+820
Vocational5,94215.111.85,49415.611.9+448
No qualification15,93840.543.515,99545.448.7-57
Not stated2,9697.57.53,4309.79.5-461

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: 7.5% No qualification, Greater Melbourne: 43.5% Vocational, Greater Melbourne: 11.8% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Greater Melbourne: 9.4% Bachelor or Higher degree, Greater Melbourne: 27.8% Not stated, City of Knox: 7.5% No qualification, City of Knox: 40.5% Vocational, City of Knox: 15.1% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Knox: 10.2% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Knox: 26.7%
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: -461 No qualification, City of Knox: -57 Vocational, City of Knox: +448 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Knox: +820 Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Knox: +3,388
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 the overseas born 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, 52.0% of the overseas born population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 40.5% had no qualifications, compared with 49.0% and 43.5% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The major differences between qualifications held by the overseas born population in the City of Knox and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Vocational qualifications (15.1% compared to 11.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with No qualifications (40.5% compared to 43.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Bachelor or Higher degrees (26.7% compared to 27.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications of the overseas born population in the City of Knox between 2006 and 2011 were in those with:

  • Total peoples (+4,138 persons)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+3,388 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+820 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+448 persons)