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Overseas born - Qualifications

In 2011, 8,362 people in the City of Melton born overseas 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 the overseas-born they are likely to be related to the age and year of migration (younger age groups are more likely to have qualifications generally), and also to the level of skilled migration in the area. The recognition of overseas qualifications in Australia and the Census may also be a factor influencing the qualification levels of migrant communities. Overseas-born populations may have higher or lower qualification levels than the total population, and this may be tied to Employment and Household Income.

Derived from the Census question:

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

People born overseas aged 15+

Highest qualification achieved
City of Melton - Overseas born20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Greater MelbourneNumber%Greater Melbourne2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree5,97921.227.82,79315.422.0+3,186
Advanced Diploma or Diploma2,3838.59.41,3237.37.9+1,060
Vocational4,32015.311.82,97516.411.9+1,345
No qualification13,00646.243.59,16750.448.7+3,839
Not stated2,4888.87.51,93110.69.5+557

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: 7.5% No qualification, Greater Melbourne: 43.5% Vocational, Greater Melbourne: 11.8% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Greater Melbourne: 9.4% Bachelor or Higher degree, Greater Melbourne: 27.8% Not stated, City of Melton: 8.8% No qualification, City of Melton: 46.2% Vocational, City of Melton: 15.3% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Melton: 8.5% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Melton: 21.2%
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: +557 No qualification, City of Melton: +3,839 Vocational, City of Melton: +1,345 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Melton: +1,060 Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Melton: +3,186
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 overseas born population 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 higher proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 45.0% of the overseas born population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 46.2% had no qualifications, compared with 49.0% and 43.5% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The major differences between qualifications held by the overseas born population in the City of Melton and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Vocational qualifications (15.3% compared to 11.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people with No qualifications (46.2% compared to 43.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Bachelor or Higher degrees (21.2% compared to 27.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Total peoples (+9,987 persons)
  • No qualifications (+3,839 persons)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+3,186 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+1,345 persons)