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3,331 people in Hillside had a tertiary qualification in 2016.

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, Hillside'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
Hillside - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree
2,16217.816.01,55314.213.5+609
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
1,1699.69.19338.57.4+236
Vocational
2,54521.020.62,24720.519.7+298
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification5,42444.844.25,25147.948.1+173
Not stated
8176.710.19748.911.3-157

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Highest qualification achieved, 2016
Highest qualification achieved, 2016 Not stated, City of Melton: 10.1% No qualification, City of Melton: 44.2% Vocational, City of Melton: 20.6% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Melton: 9.1% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Melton: 16.0% Not stated, Hillside: 6.7% No qualification, Hillside: 44.8% Vocational, Hillside: 21.0% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Hillside: 9.6% Bachelor or Higher degree, Hillside: 17.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in highest qualification achieved, 2011 to 2016
Change in highest qualification achieved, 2011 to 2016 Not stated, Hillside: -157 No qualification, Hillside: +173 Vocational, Hillside: +298 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Hillside: +236 Bachelor or Higher degree, Hillside: +609
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the qualifications of the population in Hillside in 2016 compared to City of Melton shows that there was a higher proportion of people holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), as well as a higher proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 48.5% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 44.8% had no qualifications, compared with 45.7% and 44.2% respectively for City of Melton.

The major difference between the qualifications held by the population of Hillside and City of Melton is:

  • A larger percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (17.8% compared to 16.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications of the population in Hillside between 2011 and 2016 were in those with:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+609 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+298 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+236 persons)
  • No qualifications (+173 persons)
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