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1,452 people in City South had a tertiary qualification in 2016.

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, City South'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 South - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree
1,17940.137.386938.535.8+310
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
2739.38.11627.27.6+110
Vocational
30210.38.12189.77.9+84
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification85329.032.774833.134.2+105
Not stated
33611.413.825911.514.4+77

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Highest qualification achieved, 2016
Highest qualification achieved, 2016 Not stated, City of Adelaide: 13.8% No qualification, City of Adelaide: 32.7% Vocational, City of Adelaide: 8.1% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Adelaide: 8.1% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Adelaide: 37.3% Not stated, City South: 11.4% No qualification, City South: 29.0% Vocational, City South: 10.3% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City South: 9.3% Bachelor or Higher degree, City South: 40.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in highest qualification achieved, 2011 to 2016
Change in highest qualification achieved, 2011 to 2016 Not stated, City South: +77 No qualification, City South: +105 Vocational, City South: +84 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City South: +110 Bachelor or Higher degree, City South: +310
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the qualifications of the population in City South in 2016 compared to the City of Adelaide 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 lower proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 59.6% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 29.0% had no qualifications, compared with 53.5% and 32.7% respectively for the City of Adelaide.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (40.1% compared to 37.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (10.3% compared to 8.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (9.3% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with No qualifications (29.0% compared to 32.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications of the population in City South between 2011 and 2016 were in those with:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+310 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+110 persons)
  • No qualifications (+105 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+84 persons)
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