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7,352 people in Clayton 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, Clayton'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
Clayton - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree
5,98434.034.84,24730.330.0+1,737
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
1,3687.89.31,2699.09.9+99
Vocational
1,1076.310.41,0437.411.1+64
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification7,69343.737.46,01142.839.9+1,682
Not stated
1,4418.28.11,46210.49.1-21

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 Monash: 8.1% No qualification, City of Monash: 37.4% Vocational, City of Monash: 10.4% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Monash: 9.3% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Monash: 34.8% Not stated, Clayton: 8.2% No qualification, Clayton: 43.7% Vocational, Clayton: 6.3% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Clayton: 7.8% Bachelor or Higher degree, Clayton: 34.0%
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, Clayton: -21 No qualification, Clayton: +1,682 Vocational, Clayton: +64 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Clayton: +99 Bachelor or Higher degree, Clayton: +1,737
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 Clayton in 2016 compared to City of Monash 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, 48.1% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 43.7% had no qualifications, compared with 54.5% and 37.4% respectively for City of Monash.

The major differences between qualifications held by the population of Clayton and City of Monash were:

  • A larger percentage of persons with No qualifications (43.7% compared to 37.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (6.3% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (7.8% compared to 9.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+1,737 persons)
  • No qualifications (+1,682 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+99 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+64 persons)
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