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North - East Region

Qualifications

8,199 people in North - East Region 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, North - East Region'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
North - East Region - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree
6,43036.131.35,48231.126.9+948
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
1,7699.99.91,6469.39.6+123
Vocational
2,07411.614.22,06511.714.1+9
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification6,40936.037.16,89839.140.1-489
Not stated
1,1246.37.41,5588.89.4-434

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 Mitcham: 7.4% No qualification, City of Mitcham: 37.1% Vocational, City of Mitcham: 14.2% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Mitcham: 9.9% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Mitcham: 31.3% Not stated, North - East Region: 6.3% No qualification, North - East Region: 36.0% Vocational, North - East Region: 11.6% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, North - East Region: 9.9% Bachelor or Higher degree, North - East Region: 36.1%
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, North - East Region: -434 No qualification, North - East Region: -489 Vocational, North - East Region: +9 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, North - East Region: +123 Bachelor or Higher degree, North - East Region: +948
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 North - East Region in 2011 compared to the City of Mitcham 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, 57.7% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 36.0% had no qualifications, compared with 55.4% and 37.1% respectively for the City of Mitcham.

The major differences between qualifications held by the population of North - East Region and the City of Mitcham were:

  • A larger percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (36.1% compared to 31.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (11.6% compared to 14.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with No qualifications (36.0% compared to 37.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+948 persons)
  • No qualifications (-489 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+123 persons)
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