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Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers

Qualifications

1,261 people in Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers 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, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers'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
Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree
82923.414.763019.512.2+199
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
43212.29.236911.47.9+63
Vocational
63517.921.056417.418.9+71
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification1,20033.943.31,27639.445.9-76
Not stated
44712.611.839912.315.1+48

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, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 11.8% No qualification, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 43.3% Vocational, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 21.0% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 9.2% Bachelor or Higher degree, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 14.7% Not stated, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 12.6% No qualification, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 33.9% Vocational, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 17.9% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 12.2% Bachelor or Higher degree, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 23.4%
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, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +48 No qualification, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: -76 Vocational, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +71 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +63 Bachelor or Higher degree, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +199
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 Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers in 2011 compared to Mornington Peninsula Shire 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, 53.5% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 33.9% had no qualifications, compared with 44.9% and 43.3% respectively for Mornington Peninsula Shire.

The major differences between qualifications held by the population of Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers and Mornington Peninsula Shire were:

  • A larger percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (23.4% compared to 14.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (12.2% compared to 9.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with No qualifications (33.9% compared to 43.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (17.9% compared to 21.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications of the population in Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers between 2006 and 2011 were in those with:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+199 persons)
  • No qualifications (-76 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+71 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+63 persons)