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South West Overlay

Qualifications

975 people in South West Overlay 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 Overlay'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 Overlay - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree
79234.935.856027.432.0+232
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
1838.17.61748.57.6+9
Vocational
2119.37.91849.07.5+27
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification84437.234.270734.634.7+137
Not stated
24010.614.441920.518.2-179

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 Overlay: 10.6% No qualification, South West Overlay: 37.2% Vocational, South West Overlay: 9.3% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, South West Overlay: 8.1% Bachelor or Higher degree, South West Overlay: 34.9%
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, South West Overlay: -179 No qualification, South West Overlay: +137 Vocational, South West Overlay: +27 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, South West Overlay: +9 Bachelor or Higher degree, South West Overlay: +232
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 Overlay 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, 52.2% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 37.2% 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 Overlay and the City of Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of persons with No qualifications (37.2% compared to 34.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (9.3% compared to 7.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+232 persons)
  • No qualifications (+137 persons)