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Airport West - Essendon Fields

Qualifications

1,264 people in Airport West - Essendon Fields 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, Airport West - Essendon Fields'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
Airport West - Essendon Fields - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree
83114.126.55649.921.4+267
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
4337.38.43476.17.4+86
Vocational
1,06017.913.395916.912.9+101
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification2,94849.941.72,99152.745.8-43
Not stated
63410.710.281214.312.6-178

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 Moonee Valley: 10.2% No qualification, City of Moonee Valley: 41.7% Vocational, City of Moonee Valley: 13.3% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Moonee Valley: 8.4% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Moonee Valley: 26.5% Not stated, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 10.7% No qualification, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 49.9% Vocational, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 17.9% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 7.3% Bachelor or Higher degree, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 14.1%
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, Airport West - Essendon Fields: -178 No qualification, Airport West - Essendon Fields: -43 Vocational, Airport West - Essendon Fields: +101 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Airport West - Essendon Fields: +86 Bachelor or Higher degree, Airport West - Essendon Fields: +267
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 Airport West - Essendon Fields in 2011 compared to the City of Moonee Valley 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, 39.3% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 49.9% had no qualifications, compared with 48.1% and 41.7% respectively for the City of Moonee Valley.

The major differences between qualifications held by the population of Airport West - Essendon Fields and the City of Moonee Valley were:

  • A larger percentage of persons with No qualifications (49.9% compared to 41.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (17.9% compared to 13.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (14.1% compared to 26.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (7.3% compared to 8.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications of the population in Airport West - Essendon Fields between 2006 and 2011 were in those with:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+267 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+101 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+86 persons)