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2,007 people in Somerville 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, Somerville'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
Somerville - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree
1,06411.617.28009.214.7+265
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
94310.310.67258.49.2+218
Vocational
2,44426.622.02,25326.021.0+191
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification3,93642.839.54,16048.043.3-223
Not stated
8118.810.77268.411.8+85

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, Somerville: 8.8% No qualification, Somerville: 42.8% Vocational, Somerville: 26.6% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Somerville: 10.3% Bachelor or Higher degree, Somerville: 11.6%
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, Somerville: +85 No qualification, Somerville: -223 Vocational, Somerville: +191 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Somerville: +218 Bachelor or Higher degree, Somerville: +265
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 Somerville 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, 48.4% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 42.8% 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 Somerville and Mornington Peninsula Shire were:

  • A larger percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (26.6% compared to 22.0%)
  • A larger percentage of persons with No qualifications (42.8% compared to 39.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (11.6% compared to 17.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications of the population in Somerville between 2011 and 2016 were in those with:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+265 persons)
  • No qualifications (-223 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+218 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+191 persons)
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