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Dromana - Safety Beach

Qualifications

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2,216 people in Dromana - Safety Beach had a tertiary qualification in 2016.

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, Dromana - Safety Beach'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
Dromana - Safety Beach - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree
1,32714.517.283111.314.7+496
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
8899.710.65737.89.2+316
Vocational
2,07222.622.01,58121.521.0+491
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification3,85342.139.53,28844.843.3+565
Not stated
1,00611.010.71,06414.511.8-58

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Highest qualification achieved, 2016
Highest qualification achieved, 2016 Not stated, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 10.7% No qualification, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 39.5% Vocational, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 22.0% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 10.6% Bachelor or Higher degree, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 17.2% Not stated, Dromana - Safety Beach: 11.0% No qualification, Dromana - Safety Beach: 42.1% Vocational, Dromana - Safety Beach: 22.6% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Dromana - Safety Beach: 9.7% Bachelor or Higher degree, Dromana - Safety Beach: 14.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in highest qualification achieved, 2011 to 2016
Change in highest qualification achieved, 2011 to 2016 Not stated, Dromana - Safety Beach: -58 No qualification, Dromana - Safety Beach: +565 Vocational, Dromana - Safety Beach: +491 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Dromana - Safety Beach: +316 Bachelor or Higher degree, Dromana - Safety Beach: +496
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the qualifications of the population in Dromana - Safety Beach in 2016 compared to Mornington Peninsula Shire 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, 46.9% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 42.1% had no qualifications, compared with 49.9% and 39.5% respectively for Mornington Peninsula Shire.

The major differences between qualifications held by the population of Dromana - Safety Beach and Mornington Peninsula Shire were:

  • A larger percentage of persons with No qualifications (42.1% compared to 39.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (14.5% compared to 17.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications of the population in Dromana - Safety Beach between 2011 and 2016 were in those with:

  • No qualifications (+565 persons)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+496 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+491 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+316 persons)
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