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11,326 people in Melton East 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, Melton East'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
Melton East - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree
7,70318.813.54,11615.410.4+3,587
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
3,6238.87.42,1127.96.2+1,511
Vocational
7,32817.919.74,70617.618.9+2,622
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification18,51345.248.112,78547.951.8+5,728
Not stated
3,7779.211.32,97311.112.8+804

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, Melton East: 9.2% No qualification, Melton East: 45.2% Vocational, Melton East: 17.9% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Melton East: 8.8% Bachelor or Higher degree, Melton East: 18.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Change in highest qualification achieved, 2006 to 2011
Change in highest qualification achieved, 2006 to 2011 Not stated, Melton East: +804 No qualification, Melton East: +5,728 Vocational, Melton East: +2,622 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Melton East: +1,511 Bachelor or Higher degree, Melton East: +3,587
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the qualifications of the population in Melton East in 2011 compared to the 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 lower proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 45.6% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 45.2% had no qualifications, compared with 40.6% and 48.1% respectively for the City of Melton.

The major differences between qualifications held by the population of Melton East and the City of Melton were:

  • A larger percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (18.8% compared to 13.5%)
  • A larger percentage of persons with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (8.8% compared to 7.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with No qualifications (45.2% compared to 48.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (17.9% compared to 19.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • No qualifications (+5,728 persons)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+3,587 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+2,622 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+1,511 persons)