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Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat

Qualifications

923 people in Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat 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, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat'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
Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree
68029.914.757524.612.2+105
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
24310.79.225410.87.9-10
Vocational
34815.321.035815.318.9-10
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification79735.043.385736.645.9-61
Not stated
2089.111.829612.615.1-88

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, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 9.1% No qualification, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 35.0% Vocational, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 15.3% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 10.7% Bachelor or Higher degree, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 29.9%
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, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: -88 No qualification, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: -61 Vocational, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: -10 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: -10 Bachelor or Higher degree, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: +105
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 Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat 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, 55.9% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 35.0% 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 Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat and Mornington Peninsula Shire were:

  • A larger percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (29.9% compared to 14.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (10.7% compared to 9.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with No qualifications (35.0% compared to 43.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (15.3% compared to 21.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications of the population in Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat between 2006 and 2011 were in those with:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+105 persons)
  • No qualifications (-61 persons)
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