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Mornington Peninsula Shire

Qualifications

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35,701 people in Mornington Peninsula Shire 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, 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 - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree
22,08517.227.517,32714.723.6+4,758
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
13,61610.69.510,8739.28.8+2,743
Vocational
28,22422.015.324,79021.015.0+3,434
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification50,57839.538.651,08843.342.4-510
Not stated
13,65210.79.213,97711.810.3-325

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, Greater Melbourne: 9.2% No qualification, Greater Melbourne: 38.6% Vocational, Greater Melbourne: 15.3% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Greater Melbourne: 9.5% Bachelor or Higher degree, Greater Melbourne: 27.5% 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%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
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Change in highest qualification achieved, 2011 to 2016
Change in highest qualification achieved, 2011 to 2016 Not stated, Mornington Peninsula Shire: -325 No qualification, Mornington Peninsula Shire: -510 Vocational, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +3,434 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +2,743 Bachelor or Higher degree, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +4,758
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 Mornington Peninsula Shire in 2016 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, 49.9% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 39.5% had no qualifications, compared with 52.2% and 38.6% 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 (22.0% compared to 15.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (10.6% compared to 9.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (17.2% compared to 27.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+4,758 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+3,434 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+2,743 persons)
  • No qualifications (-510 persons)
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