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533 people in South West Corner 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 West Corner'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 West Corner - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree
43134.435.831228.432.0+119
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
1028.17.6928.47.6+10
Vocational
1209.57.91099.97.5+11
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification49139.134.236833.534.7+123
Not stated
1118.914.421619.718.2-105

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, South West Corner: 8.9% No qualification, South West Corner: 39.1% Vocational, South West Corner: 9.5% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, South West Corner: 8.1% Bachelor or Higher degree, South West Corner: 34.4%
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 West Corner: -105 No qualification, South West Corner: +123 Vocational, South West Corner: +11 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, South West Corner: +10 Bachelor or Higher degree, South West Corner: +119
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 West Corner in 2011 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), as well as a higher proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 52.0% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 39.1% 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 South West Corner and the City of Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of persons with No qualifications (39.1% compared to 34.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (9.5% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (34.4% compared to 35.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • No qualifications (+123 persons)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+119 persons)