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Need for assistance - Qualifications

In 2011, 410 people who needed assistance in the City of Maroondah had a tertiary qualification.

Educational Qualifications relate to education outside of primary and secondary school and are one of the most important indicators of socio-economic status. For those with a need for assistance due to age or disability, they can reveal the level of ability to participate in tertiary education, and the success of programs to engage those with a disability in the community.

With other data sources, such as Employment Status and Income, the City of Maroondah's Educational Qualifications help to evaluate the economic opportunities and socio-economic status people with a need for assistance.

Derived from the Census question:

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

People with a need for assistance aged 15 years and over.

Highest qualification achieved
City of Maroondah - Need for assistance20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Greater MelbourneNumber%Greater Melbourne2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree2185.15.81794.84.8+39
Advanced Diploma or Diploma1924.54.11554.13.6+37
Vocational52012.29.837710.18.8+143
No qualification2,41857.065.12,20158.764.5+217
Not stated89721.115.283822.318.3+59

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, Greater Melbourne: 15.2% No qualification, Greater Melbourne: 65.1% Vocational, Greater Melbourne: 9.8% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Greater Melbourne: 4.1% Bachelor or Higher degree, Greater Melbourne: 5.8% Not stated, City of Maroondah: 21.1% No qualification, City of Maroondah: 57.0% Vocational, City of Maroondah: 12.2% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Maroondah: 4.5% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Maroondah: 5.1%
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, City of Maroondah: +59 No qualification, City of Maroondah: +217 Vocational, City of Maroondah: +143 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Maroondah: +37 Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Maroondah: +39
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 needing assistance in the City of Maroondah in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a higher 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, 21.9% of the population needing assistance aged 15 years or more held educational qualifications, and 57.0% had no qualifications, compared with 19.7% and 65.1% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The major differences between qualifications held by the population needing assistance in the City of Maroondah and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Vocational qualifications (12.2% compared to 9.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with No qualifications (57.0% compared to 65.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications of the population needing assistance in the City of Maroondah between 2006 and 2011 were in those with:

  • No qualifications (+217 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+143 persons)
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