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Essendon West

Qualifications

393 people in Essendon West 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, Essendon West'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
Essendon West - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree
28526.126.523721.821.4+48
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
1089.98.4767.07.4+32
Vocational
15214.013.315714.412.9-4
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification45841.941.749245.145.8-35
Not stated
888.110.212711.712.6-39

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, Essendon West: 8.1% No qualification, Essendon West: 41.9% Vocational, Essendon West: 14.0% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Essendon West: 9.9% Bachelor or Higher degree, Essendon West: 26.1%
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, Essendon West: -39 No qualification, Essendon West: -35 Vocational, Essendon West: -4 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Essendon West: +32 Bachelor or Higher degree, Essendon West: +48
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 Essendon West in 2011 compared to the City of Moonee Valley 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 similar proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 50.0% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 41.9% had no qualifications, compared with 48.1% and 41.7% respectively for the City of Moonee Valley.

The major difference between the qualifications held by the population of Essendon West and the City of Moonee Valley is:

  • A larger percentage of persons with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (9.9% compared to 8.4%)

Emerging groups

There were no major differences in Essendon West between 2006 and 2011.

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