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4,821 people in Ferntree Gully had a tertiary qualification in 2011.

Educational Qualifications relate to education outside of primary and secondary school and are one of the most important indicators of socio-economic status. With other data sources, such as Employment Status, Income and Occupation, Ferntree Gully's Educational Qualifications help to evaluate the economic opportunities and socio-economic status of the area and identify skill gaps in the labour market.

Derived from the Census question:

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

Persons aged 15 years and over

Highest qualification achieved
Ferntree Gully - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree
2,89613.617.92,03310.214.1+864
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
1,9259.19.31,4617.38.2+463
Vocational
4,85122.819.54,14120.818.4+710
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification9,81946.245.210,17051.148.9-351
Not stated
1,7598.38.12,10510.610.4-346

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, City of Knox: 8.1% No qualification, City of Knox: 45.2% Vocational, City of Knox: 19.5% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Knox: 9.3% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Knox: 17.9% Not stated, Ferntree Gully: 8.3% No qualification, Ferntree Gully: 46.2% Vocational, Ferntree Gully: 22.8% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Ferntree Gully: 9.1% Bachelor or Higher degree, Ferntree Gully: 13.6%
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, Ferntree Gully: -346 No qualification, Ferntree Gully: -351 Vocational, Ferntree Gully: +710 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Ferntree Gully: +463 Bachelor or Higher degree, Ferntree Gully: +864
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Dominant groups

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

Overall, 45.5% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 46.2% had no qualifications, compared with 46.7% and 45.2% respectively for the City of Knox.

The major differences between qualifications held by the population of Ferntree Gully and the City of Knox were:

  • A larger percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (22.8% compared to 19.5%)
  • A larger percentage of persons with No qualifications (46.2% compared to 45.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (13.6% compared to 17.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications of the population in Ferntree Gully between 2006 and 2011 were in those with:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+864 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+710 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+463 persons)
  • No qualifications (-351 persons)