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998 people in CAD East 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, CAD East'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
CAD East - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree
82536.935.843232.432.0+393
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
1737.77.61198.97.6+54
Vocational
1165.27.9594.47.5+57
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification80235.934.252239.234.7+280
Not stated
31914.314.420015.018.2+119

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, City of Adelaide: 14.4% No qualification, City of Adelaide: 34.2% Vocational, City of Adelaide: 7.9% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Adelaide: 7.6% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Adelaide: 35.8% Not stated, CAD East: 14.3% No qualification, CAD East: 35.9% Vocational, CAD East: 5.2% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, CAD East: 7.7% Bachelor or Higher degree, CAD East: 36.9%
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, CAD East: +119 No qualification, CAD East: +280 Vocational, CAD East: +57 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, CAD East: +54 Bachelor or Higher degree, CAD East: +393
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 CAD East in 2011 compared to the City of Adelaide 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, 49.8% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 35.9% had no qualifications, compared with 51.4% and 34.2% respectively for the City of Adelaide.

The major differences between qualifications held by the population of CAD East and the City of Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of persons with No qualifications (35.9% compared to 34.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (36.9% compared to 35.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (5.2% compared to 7.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+393 persons)
  • No qualifications (+280 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+57 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+54 persons)