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Need for assistance - Qualifications

In 2011, 274 people who needed assistance 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. 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 Melton'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 Melton - Need for assistance20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Greater MelbourneNumber%Greater Melbourne2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree1463.75.8582.54.8+88
Advanced Diploma or Diploma1283.34.1572.53.6+71
Vocational46411.99.825611.18.8+208
No qualification2,54765.465.11,55267.264.5+995
Not stated61015.715.238616.718.3+224

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 Melton: 15.7% No qualification, City of Melton: 65.4% Vocational, City of Melton: 11.9% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Melton: 3.3% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Melton: 3.7%
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: +224 No qualification, City of Melton: +995 Vocational, City of Melton: +208 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Melton: +71 Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Melton: +88
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 Melton in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne 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 similar proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 18.9% of the population needing assistance aged 15 years or more held educational qualifications, and 65.4% 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 Melton and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Vocational qualifications (11.9% compared to 9.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Bachelor or Higher degrees (3.7% compared to 5.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • No qualifications (+995 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+208 persons)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+88 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+71 persons)