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Mornington Peninsula Shire

Qualifications

28,200 people in Mornington Peninsula Shire 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 Peninsula Shire'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 Peninsula Shire - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree
17,32714.723.613,46312.219.6+3,864
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
10,8739.28.88,7527.97.7+2,121
Vocational
24,79021.015.020,98518.914.2+3,805
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification51,08843.342.450,80145.945.8+287
Not stated
13,97711.810.316,75715.112.8-2,780

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, Greater Melbourne: 10.3% No qualification, Greater Melbourne: 42.4% Vocational, Greater Melbourne: 15.0% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Greater Melbourne: 8.8% Bachelor or Higher degree, Greater Melbourne: 23.6% 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%
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, Mornington Peninsula Shire: -2,780 No qualification, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +287 Vocational, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +3,805 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +2,121 Bachelor or Higher degree, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +3,864
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 Mornington Peninsula Shire in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne 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, 44.9% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 43.3% had no qualifications, compared with 47.3% and 42.4% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The major differences between qualifications held by the population of Mornington Peninsula Shire and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (21.0% compared to 15.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (14.7% compared to 23.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+3,864 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+3,805 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+2,121 persons)
  • No qualifications (+287 persons)