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Shire of Murray

Qualifications

1,376 people in Shire of Murray 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, 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)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree7266.419.65345.516.1+192
Advanced Diploma or Diploma6505.78.65065.27.9+144
Vocational2,60723.018.61,90019.717.1+707
No qualification5,93652.342.35,25554.545.5+681
Not stated1,43312.610.91,45515.113.4-22

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 Murray: 12.6% No qualification, Shire of Murray: 52.3% Vocational, Shire of Murray: 23.0% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Shire of Murray: 5.7% Bachelor or Higher degree, Shire of Murray: 6.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Change in highest qualification achieved, 2006 to 2011
Change in highest qualification achieved, 2006 to 2011 Not stated, Shire of Murray: -22 No qualification, Shire of Murray: +681 Vocational, Shire of Murray: +707 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Shire of Murray: +144 Bachelor or Higher degree, Shire of Murray: +192
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 Shire of Murray 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), and a higher proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 35.1% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 52.3% had no qualifications, compared with 46.8% and 42.3% 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 (52.3% compared to 42.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (23.0% compared to 18.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (6.4% compared to 19.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (5.7% compared to 8.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Vocational qualifications (+707 persons)
  • No qualifications (+681 persons)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+192 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+144 persons)
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