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Shire of Murray

Qualifications

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

1,900 people in Shire of Murray 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, Shire of Murray'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 Murray - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree9957.322.97266.419.6+269
Advanced Diploma or Diploma9056.79.36505.78.6+255
Vocational3,49225.819.42,60723.018.6+885
No qualification6,51048.038.15,93652.342.3+574
Not stated1,64912.210.21,43312.610.9+216

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 Murray: 12.2% No qualification, Shire of Murray: 48.0% Vocational, Shire of Murray: 25.8% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Shire of Murray: 6.7% Bachelor or Higher degree, Shire of Murray: 7.3%
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 Murray: +216 No qualification, Shire of Murray: +574 Vocational, Shire of Murray: +885 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Shire of Murray: +255 Bachelor or Higher degree, Shire of Murray: +269
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 Shire of Murray 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), and a higher proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 39.8% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 48.0% had no qualifications, compared with 51.7% and 38.1% respectively for Greater Perth.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons with No qualifications (48.0% compared to 38.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (25.8% compared to 19.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (7.3% compared to 22.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (6.7% compared to 9.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Vocational qualifications (+885 persons)
  • No qualifications (+574 persons)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+269 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+255 persons)
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