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2,271 people in Avondale Heights 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, Avondale Heights'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
Avondale Heights - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree
1,61817.226.51,24213.221.4+376
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
6536.98.45195.57.4+134
Vocational
1,35614.413.31,25113.312.9+105
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification4,91452.241.75,40357.445.8-489
Not stated
8799.310.299810.612.6-119

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, Avondale Heights: 9.3% No qualification, Avondale Heights: 52.2% Vocational, Avondale Heights: 14.4% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Avondale Heights: 6.9% Bachelor or Higher degree, Avondale Heights: 17.2%
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, Avondale Heights: -119 No qualification, Avondale Heights: -489 Vocational, Avondale Heights: +105 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Avondale Heights: +134 Bachelor or Higher degree, Avondale Heights: +376
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 Avondale Heights 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, 38.5% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 52.2% 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 Avondale Heights and the City of Moonee Valley were:

  • A larger percentage of persons with No qualifications (52.2% compared to 41.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (14.4% compared to 13.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (17.2% compared to 26.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (6.9% compared to 8.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • No qualifications (-489 persons)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+376 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+134 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+105 persons)