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11,923 people in Mount Waverley 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, Mount Waverley'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
Mount Waverley - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree
8,93933.230.06,95927.025.1+1,980
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
2,98411.19.92,56710.09.1+417
Vocational
2,92610.911.12,98411.611.4-58
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification10,07237.439.910,48940.742.5-417
Not stated
2,0347.59.12,75710.711.8-723

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, Mount Waverley: 7.5% No qualification, Mount Waverley: 37.4% Vocational, Mount Waverley: 10.9% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Mount Waverley: 11.1% Bachelor or Higher degree, Mount Waverley: 33.2%
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, Mount Waverley: -723 No qualification, Mount Waverley: -417 Vocational, Mount Waverley: -58 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Mount Waverley: +417 Bachelor or Higher degree, Mount Waverley: +1,980
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 Mount Waverley in 2011 compared to City of Monash 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, 55.1% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 37.4% 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 Mount Waverley and City of Monash were:

  • A larger percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (33.2% compared to 30.0%)
  • A larger percentage of persons with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (11.1% compared to 9.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with No qualifications (37.4% compared to 39.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+1,980 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+417 persons)
  • No qualifications (-417 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (-58 persons)