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8,572 people in Doncaster East 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, Doncaster East'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
Doncaster East - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree
6,28928.028.35,17623.724.0+1,113
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
2,28310.29.92,0909.69.4+193
Vocational
2,66311.912.52,61212.012.4+51
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification9,42342.040.89,76744.743.7-344
Not stated
1,7968.08.52,20210.110.5-405

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 Manningham: 8.5% No qualification, City of Manningham: 40.8% Vocational, City of Manningham: 12.5% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Manningham: 9.9% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Manningham: 28.3% Not stated, Doncaster East: 8.0% No qualification, Doncaster East: 42.0% Vocational, Doncaster East: 11.9% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Doncaster East: 10.2% Bachelor or Higher degree, Doncaster East: 28.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Change in highest qualification achieved, 2006 to 2011
Change in highest qualification achieved, 2006 to 2011 Not stated, Doncaster East: -405 No qualification, Doncaster East: -344 Vocational, Doncaster East: +51 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Doncaster East: +193 Bachelor or Higher degree, Doncaster East: +1,113
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 Doncaster East in 2011 compared to City of Manningham 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, 50.0% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 42.0% had no qualifications, compared with 50.7% and 40.8% respectively for City of Manningham.

The major difference between the qualifications held by the population of Doncaster East and City of Manningham is:

  • A larger percentage of persons with No qualifications (42.0% compared to 40.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+1,113 persons)
  • No qualifications (-344 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+193 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+51 persons)