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2,486 people in Hillside had a tertiary qualification in 2011.

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)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree
1,55314.213.51,16812.610.4+384
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
9338.57.46777.36.2+256
Vocational
2,24720.519.71,81119.518.9+435
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification5,25147.948.14,67050.351.8+581
Not stated
9748.911.394810.212.8+26

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, City of Melton: 11.3% No qualification, City of Melton: 48.1% Vocational, City of Melton: 19.7% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Melton: 7.4% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Melton: 13.5% Not stated, Hillside: 8.9% No qualification, Hillside: 47.9% Vocational, Hillside: 20.5% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Hillside: 8.5% Bachelor or Higher degree, Hillside: 14.2%
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, Hillside: +26 No qualification, Hillside: +581 Vocational, Hillside: +435 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Hillside: +256 Bachelor or Higher degree, Hillside: +384
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 in Hillside in 2011 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), and a similar proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 43.2% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 47.9% had no qualifications, compared with 40.6% and 48.1% 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 Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (8.5% compared to 7.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications of the population in Hillside between 2006 and 2011 were in those with:

  • No qualifications (+581 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+435 persons)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+384 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+256 persons)
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