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Qualifications

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30,847 people in Redland City 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, Redland City'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
Redland City - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Greater Brisbane %Number%Greater Brisbane %2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree
18,51515.522.914,73013.320.1+3,785
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
12,33210.39.29,9319.08.0+2,401
Vocational
29,48924.719.325,10022.618.1+4,389
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification49,46841.439.351,28946.344.0-1,821
Not stated
9,6038.09.39,8198.99.7-216

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 Brisbane: 9.3% No qualification, Greater Brisbane: 39.3% Vocational, Greater Brisbane: 19.3% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Greater Brisbane: 9.2% Bachelor or Higher degree, Greater Brisbane: 22.9% Not stated, Redland City: 8.0% No qualification, Redland City: 41.4% Vocational, Redland City: 24.7% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Redland City: 10.3% Bachelor or Higher degree, Redland City: 15.5%
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, Redland City: -216 No qualification, Redland City: -1,821 Vocational, Redland City: +4,389 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Redland City: +2,401 Bachelor or Higher degree, Redland City: +3,785
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 Redland City in 2016 compared to Greater Brisbane 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, 50.5% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 41.4% had no qualifications, compared with 51.4% and 39.3% respectively for Greater Brisbane.

The major differences between qualifications held by the population of Redland City and Greater Brisbane were:

  • A larger percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (24.7% compared to 19.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons with No qualifications (41.4% compared to 39.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (10.3% compared to 9.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (15.5% compared to 22.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Vocational qualifications (+4,389 persons)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+3,785 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+2,401 persons)
  • No qualifications (-1,821 persons)
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