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Shire of Mundaring

Qualifications

7,053 people in the Shire of Mundaring 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, the Shire of Mundaring'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
Shire of Mundaring - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree4,45215.119.63,81713.816.1+635
Advanced Diploma or Diploma2,6018.88.62,3598.57.9+242
Vocational6,21721.018.65,40919.517.1+808
No qualification11,99540.642.312,14743.845.5-152
Not stated4,30214.610.93,98414.413.4+318

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 Perth: 10.9% No qualification, Greater Perth: 42.3% Vocational, Greater Perth: 18.6% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Greater Perth: 8.6% Bachelor or Higher degree, Greater Perth: 19.6% Not stated, Shire of Mundaring: 14.6% No qualification, Shire of Mundaring: 40.6% Vocational, Shire of Mundaring: 21.0% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Shire of Mundaring: 8.8% Bachelor or Higher degree, Shire of Mundaring: 15.1%
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, Shire of Mundaring: +318 No qualification, Shire of Mundaring: -152 Vocational, Shire of Mundaring: +808 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Shire of Mundaring: +242 Bachelor or Higher degree, Shire of Mundaring: +635
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 the Shire of Mundaring in 2011 compared to Greater Perth shows that there was a lower proportion of people holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), as well as a lower proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 44.9% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 40.6% had no qualifications, compared with 46.8% and 42.3% respectively for Greater Perth.

The major differences between qualifications held by the population of the Shire of Mundaring and Greater Perth were:

  • A larger percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (21.0% compared to 18.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (15.1% compared to 19.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with No qualifications (40.6% compared to 42.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Vocational qualifications (+808 persons)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+635 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+242 persons)
  • No qualifications (-152 persons)
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