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Dandenong Foothills Policy Area

Qualifications

5,643 people in Dandenong Foothills Policy Area 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, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area'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
Dandenong Foothills Policy Area - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree
3,39314.317.92,69711.814.1+696
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
2,2509.59.31,7957.88.2+455
Vocational
5,36922.619.54,75020.718.4+619
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification10,52944.345.211,05848.348.9-529
Not stated
2,2299.48.12,60611.410.4-377

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, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 9.4% No qualification, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 44.3% Vocational, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 22.6% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 9.5% Bachelor or Higher degree, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 14.3%
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, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -377 No qualification, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -529 Vocational, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +619 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +455 Bachelor or Higher degree, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +696
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 Dandenong Foothills Policy Area 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 lower proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 46.3% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 44.3% 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 Dandenong Foothills Policy Area and the City of Knox were:

  • A larger percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (22.6% compared to 19.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (14.3% compared to 17.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications of the population in Dandenong Foothills Policy Area between 2006 and 2011 were in those with:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+696 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+619 persons)
  • No qualifications (-529 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+455 persons)