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947 people in CAD West 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 West'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 West - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree
71623.935.832818.332.0+388
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
2317.77.61126.37.6+119
Vocational
1585.37.9663.77.5+92
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification1,14738.334.255831.234.7+589
Not stated
74024.714.472540.518.2+15

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 West: 24.7% No qualification, CAD West: 38.3% Vocational, CAD West: 5.3% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, CAD West: 7.7% Bachelor or Higher degree, CAD West: 23.9%
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 West: +15 No qualification, CAD West: +589 Vocational, CAD West: +92 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, CAD West: +119 Bachelor or Higher degree, CAD West: +388
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 West 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, 36.9% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 38.3% 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 West and the City of Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of persons with No qualifications (38.3% compared to 34.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (23.9% compared to 35.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (5.3% compared to 7.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • No qualifications (+589 persons)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+388 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+119 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+92 persons)
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