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1,387 people in Lysterfield 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, Lysterfield'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
Lysterfield - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree
86517.317.966915.514.1+196
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
52210.49.33588.38.2+164
Vocational
97919.519.578518.218.4+194
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification2,33446.645.22,03347.248.9+301
Not stated
3096.28.146210.710.4-153

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, Lysterfield: 6.2% No qualification, Lysterfield: 46.6% Vocational, Lysterfield: 19.5% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Lysterfield: 10.4% Bachelor or Higher degree, Lysterfield: 17.3%
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, Lysterfield: -153 No qualification, Lysterfield: +301 Vocational, Lysterfield: +194 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Lysterfield: +164 Bachelor or Higher degree, Lysterfield: +196
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 population in Lysterfield in 2011 compared to the City of Knox shows that there was a similar 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, 47.2% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 46.6% 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 Lysterfield and the City of Knox were:

  • A larger percentage of persons with No qualifications (46.6% compared to 45.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (10.4% compared to 9.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • No qualifications (+301 persons)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+196 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+194 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+164 persons)