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Life-stages - Qualifications

In 2011, 1,226 people aged 18 to 24 years in the City of Melton 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. They apply only to people over the age of 15 and include only qualifications gained outside of schooling.

Qualification levels are typically higher among the young and decreases with age, due to the increasing importance of education in the job market over time. For this reason, looking at qualifications for a specific age group removes this effect and may reveal patterns in school completion and university qualifications specific to the local area.

Derived from the Census question:

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

People aged 18 to 24 years

Highest qualification achieved
City of Melton - 18 to 24 years20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%VictoriaNumber%Victoria2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree6816.811.65146.711.1+167
Advanced Diploma or Diploma5455.46.24255.65.7+120
Vocational2,01320.015.81,51919.914.6+494
No qualification5,75957.358.34,34556.958.5+1,414
Not stated1,05210.58.183911.010.1+213

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, Victoria: 8.1% No qualification, Victoria: 58.3% Vocational, Victoria: 15.8% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Victoria: 6.2% Bachelor or Higher degree, Victoria: 11.6% Not stated, City of Melton: 10.5% No qualification, City of Melton: 57.3% Vocational, City of Melton: 20.0% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Melton: 5.4% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Melton: 6.8%
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 Melton: +213 No qualification, City of Melton: +1,414 Vocational, City of Melton: +494 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Melton: +120 Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Melton: +167
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 people aged 18 to 24 years in the City of Melton in 2011 compared to Victoria shows that there was a lower proportion of people holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), as well as a lower proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

The major differences between qualifications held by people aged 18 to 24 years of the City of Melton and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Vocational qualifications (20.0% compared to 15.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Bachelor or Higher degrees (6.8% compared to 11.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications of people aged 18 to 24 years in the City of Melton between 2006 and 2011 were in those with:

  • No qualifications (+1,414 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+494 persons)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+167 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+120 persons)