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Non-English speakers - Qualifications

In 2011, 1,319 people, 38.0% of non-English speaking population in Rockhampton had a tertiary qualification.

Educational Qualifications relate to education outside of primary and secondary school and are one of the most important indicators of socio-economic status. For non-English speakers they are likely to be related to the age and year of migration (younger age groups are more likely to have qualifications generally), and also to the level of skilled migration in the area. The recognition of overseas qualifications in Australia and the Census may also be a factor influencing the qualification levels of migrant communities. Non-English speaking populations may have higher or lower qualification levels than the total population, and this may be tied to Employment Status and Household Income.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the level of the highest qualification the person has completed?'

People speaking a language other than English at home aged 15 years and over

Highest qualification achieved
Rockhampton - Non-English speakers20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Brisbane SDNumber%Brisbane SD2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree1,07431.031.864331.425.0+431
Advanced Diploma or Diploma2457.19.11386.78.3+107
Vocational42912.411.426312.811.3+166
No qualification1,36839.440.779838.946.3+570
Not stated35310.26.920710.19.1+146

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, Brisbane SD: 6.9% No qualification, Brisbane SD: 40.7% Vocational, Brisbane SD: 11.4% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Brisbane SD: 9.1% Bachelor or Higher degree, Brisbane SD: 31.8% Not stated, Rockhampton: 10.2% No qualification, Rockhampton: 39.4% Vocational, Rockhampton: 12.4% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Rockhampton: 7.1% Bachelor or Higher degree, Rockhampton: 31.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in atlas.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in highest qualification achieved, 2006 to 2011
Change in highest qualification achieved, 2006 to 2011 Not stated, Rockhampton: +146 No qualification, Rockhampton: +570 Vocational, Rockhampton: +166 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Rockhampton: +107 Bachelor or Higher degree, Rockhampton: +431
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in atlas.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the qualifications of the non-English speaking population in Rockhampton in 2011 compared to Brisbane SD 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, 50.4% of the non-English speaking population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 39.4% had no qualifications, compared with 52.3% and 40.7% respectively for Brisbane SD.

The major differences between qualifications held by the non-English speaking population of Rockhampton and Brisbane SD were:

  • A smaller percentage of people with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (7.1% compared to 9.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with No qualifications (39.4% compared to 40.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications of the non-English speaking population in Rockhampton between 2006 and 2011 were in those with:

  • No qualifications (+570 persons)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+431 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+166 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+107 persons)
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