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4,568 people in Mornington 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, Mornington'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
Mornington - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree
2,71614.814.72,09912.312.2+617
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
1,85210.19.21,3798.07.9+473
Vocational
3,81720.721.03,23318.918.9+584
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification7,77642.343.37,90346.145.9-127
Not stated
2,24112.211.82,51714.715.1-276

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, Mornington: 12.2% No qualification, Mornington: 42.3% Vocational, Mornington: 20.7% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Mornington: 10.1% Bachelor or Higher degree, Mornington: 14.8%
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, Mornington: -276 No qualification, Mornington: -127 Vocational, Mornington: +584 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Mornington: +473 Bachelor or Higher degree, Mornington: +617
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the qualifications of the population in Mornington 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, 45.6% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 42.3% had no qualifications, compared with 44.9% and 43.3% respectively for Mornington Peninsula Shire.

The major difference between the qualifications held by the population of Mornington and Mornington Peninsula Shire is:

  • A smaller percentage of persons with No qualifications (42.3% compared to 43.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+617 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+584 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+473 persons)
  • No qualifications (-127 persons)