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South Gippsland Shire

Qualifications

4,148 people in South Gippsland Shire 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, South Gippsland Shire'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
South Gippsland Shire - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree
2,56411.612.51,9439.410.5+621
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
1,5847.27.21,2406.06.2+344
Vocational
4,99622.620.74,11919.918.5+877
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification10,69348.548.410,81152.352.2-118
Not stated
2,23110.111.12,57112.412.7-340

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, Regional VIC: 11.1% No qualification, Regional VIC: 48.4% Vocational, Regional VIC: 20.7% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Regional VIC: 7.2% Bachelor or Higher degree, Regional VIC: 12.5% Not stated, South Gippsland Shire: 10.1% No qualification, South Gippsland Shire: 48.5% Vocational, South Gippsland Shire: 22.6% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, South Gippsland Shire: 7.2% Bachelor or Higher degree, South Gippsland Shire: 11.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in highest qualification achieved, 2006 to 2011
Change in highest qualification achieved, 2006 to 2011 Not stated, South Gippsland Shire: -340 No qualification, South Gippsland Shire: -118 Vocational, South Gippsland Shire: +877 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, South Gippsland Shire: +344 Bachelor or Higher degree, South Gippsland Shire: +621
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 South Gippsland Shire in 2011 compared to Regional VIC shows that there was a higher proportion of people holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a similar proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 41.4% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 48.5% had no qualifications, compared with 40.5% and 48.4% respectively for Regional VIC.

The major difference between the qualifications held by the population of South Gippsland Shire and Regional VIC is:

  • A larger percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (22.6% compared to 20.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Vocational qualifications (+877 persons)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+621 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+344 persons)
  • No qualifications (-118 persons)
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