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Shire of Mundaring

Qualifications

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8,283 people in the Shire of Mundaring 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, 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)20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree5,30316.822.94,45215.119.6+851
Advanced Diploma or Diploma2,9809.59.32,6018.88.6+379
Vocational6,99722.219.46,21721.018.6+780
No qualification11,57636.738.111,99540.642.3-419
Not stated4,66814.810.24,30214.610.9+366

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 Perth: 10.2% No qualification, Greater Perth: 38.1% Vocational, Greater Perth: 19.4% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Greater Perth: 9.3% Bachelor or Higher degree, Greater Perth: 22.9% Not stated, Shire of Mundaring: 14.8% No qualification, Shire of Mundaring: 36.7% Vocational, Shire of Mundaring: 22.2% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Shire of Mundaring: 9.5% Bachelor or Higher degree, Shire of Mundaring: 16.8%
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, Shire of Mundaring: +366 No qualification, Shire of Mundaring: -419 Vocational, Shire of Mundaring: +780 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Shire of Mundaring: +379 Bachelor or Higher degree, Shire of Mundaring: +851
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 the Shire of Mundaring in 2016 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, 48.5% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 36.7% had no qualifications, compared with 51.7% and 38.1% 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 (22.2% compared to 19.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (16.8% compared to 22.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with No qualifications (36.7% compared to 38.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+851 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+780 persons)
  • No qualifications (-419 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+379 persons)
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