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Qualifications

43,445 people in the City of Moreland 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, the City of Moreland'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
City of Moreland - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree
33,72827.323.624,35921.519.6+9,369
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
9,7177.98.87,1006.37.7+2,617
Vocational
14,59811.815.013,41511.814.2+1,183
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification51,64841.942.453,61747.345.8-1,969
Not stated
13,69411.110.314,96813.212.8-1,274

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, Greater Melbourne: 10.3% No qualification, Greater Melbourne: 42.4% Vocational, Greater Melbourne: 15.0% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Greater Melbourne: 8.8% Bachelor or Higher degree, Greater Melbourne: 23.6% Not stated, City of Moreland: 11.1% No qualification, City of Moreland: 41.9% Vocational, City of Moreland: 11.8% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Moreland: 7.9% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Moreland: 27.3%
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, City of Moreland: -1,274 No qualification, City of Moreland: -1,969 Vocational, City of Moreland: +1,183 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Moreland: +2,617 Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Moreland: +9,369
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 the City of Moreland in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a similar 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, 47.0% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 41.9% had no qualifications, compared with 47.3% and 42.4% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The major differences between qualifications held by the population of the City of Moreland and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (27.3% compared to 23.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (11.8% compared to 15.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+9,369 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+2,617 persons)
  • No qualifications (-1,969 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+1,183 persons)
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