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Qualifications

25,931 people in the City of Whittlesea 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, the City of Whittlesea'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
City of Whittlesea - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree
16,53913.523.69,0889.319.6+7,451
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
9,3927.78.85,8806.07.7+3,512
Vocational
21,25917.315.015,40515.814.2+5,854
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification63,05151.442.456,07957.445.8+6,972
Not stated
12,42410.110.311,23111.512.8+1,193

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 Melbourne: 10.3% No qualification, Greater Melbourne: 42.4% Vocational, Greater Melbourne: 15.0% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Greater Melbourne: 8.8% Bachelor or Higher degree, Greater Melbourne: 23.6% Not stated, City of Whittlesea: 10.1% No qualification, City of Whittlesea: 51.4% Vocational, City of Whittlesea: 17.3% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Whittlesea: 7.7% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Whittlesea: 13.5%
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, City of Whittlesea: +1,193 No qualification, City of Whittlesea: +6,972 Vocational, City of Whittlesea: +5,854 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Whittlesea: +3,512 Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Whittlesea: +7,451
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 the City of Whittlesea in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne 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, 38.5% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 51.4% had no qualifications, compared with 47.3% and 42.4% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The major differences between qualifications held by the population of the City of Whittlesea and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of persons with No qualifications (51.4% compared to 42.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (17.3% compared to 15.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (13.5% compared to 23.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (7.7% compared to 8.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+7,451 persons)
  • No qualifications (+6,972 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+5,854 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+3,512 persons)
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