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Rowville (Central)

Qualifications

3,543 people in Rowville (Central) 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, Rowville (Central)'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
Rowville (Central) - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree
2,35819.217.91,83015.214.1+528
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
1,1859.69.31,0158.48.2+170
Vocational
2,22518.119.51,97016.418.4+255
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification5,72446.645.25,95949.648.9-235
Not stated
7956.58.11,24010.310.4-445

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, Rowville (Central): 6.5% No qualification, Rowville (Central): 46.6% Vocational, Rowville (Central): 18.1% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Rowville (Central): 9.6% Bachelor or Higher degree, Rowville (Central): 19.2%
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, Rowville (Central): -445 No qualification, Rowville (Central): -235 Vocational, Rowville (Central): +255 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Rowville (Central): +170 Bachelor or Higher degree, Rowville (Central): +528
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 Rowville (Central) 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, 46.9% 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 Rowville (Central) 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 Bachelor or Higher degrees (19.2% compared to 17.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (18.1% compared to 19.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications of the population in Rowville (Central) between 2006 and 2011 were in those with:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+528 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+255 persons)
  • No qualifications (-235 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+170 persons)