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5,516 people in Clayton 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, 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 - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree
4,24730.330.03,38626.725.1+861
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
1,2699.09.98656.89.1+404
Vocational
1,0437.411.18736.911.4+170
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification6,01142.839.95,57944.042.5+432
Not stated
1,46210.49.11,97915.611.8-517

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 Monash: 9.1% No qualification, City of Monash: 39.9% Vocational, City of Monash: 11.1% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Monash: 9.9% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Monash: 30.0% Not stated, Clayton: 10.4% No qualification, Clayton: 42.8% Vocational, Clayton: 7.4% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Clayton: 9.0% Bachelor or Higher degree, Clayton: 30.3%
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, Clayton: -517 No qualification, Clayton: +432 Vocational, Clayton: +170 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Clayton: +404 Bachelor or Higher degree, Clayton: +861
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 Clayton in 2011 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, 46.7% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 42.8% had no qualifications, compared with 51.0% and 39.9% 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 (42.8% compared to 39.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (7.4% compared to 11.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+861 persons)
  • No qualifications (+432 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+404 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+170 persons)
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