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Bankstown City
Qualifications

29,713 people in Bankstown City 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, Bankstown City'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
Bankstown City - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree
18,97613.324.114,02910.520.0+4,947
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
10,7377.59.08,2856.28.1+2,452
Vocational
22,05115.415.120,55215.414.9+1,499
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification73,35951.440.571,40353.742.7+1,956
Not stated
17,68812.411.318,80814.114.3-1,120

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, Greater Sydney: 11.3% No qualification, Greater Sydney: 40.5% Vocational, Greater Sydney: 15.1% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Greater Sydney: 9.0% Bachelor or Higher degree, Greater Sydney: 24.1% Not stated, Bankstown City: 12.4% No qualification, Bankstown City: 51.4% Vocational, Bankstown City: 15.4% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Bankstown City: 7.5% Bachelor or Higher degree, Bankstown City: 13.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Change in highest qualification achieved, 2006 to 2011
Change in highest qualification achieved, 2006 to 2011 Not stated, Bankstown City: -1,120 No qualification, Bankstown City: +1,956 Vocational, Bankstown City: +1,499 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Bankstown City: +2,452 Bachelor or Higher degree, Bankstown City: +4,947
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the qualifications of the population in Bankstown City in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney 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, 36.2% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 51.4% had no qualifications, compared with 48.3% and 40.5% respectively for Greater Sydney.

The major differences between qualifications held by the population of Bankstown City and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of persons with No qualifications (51.4% compared to 40.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (13.3% compared to 24.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (7.5% compared to 9.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+4,947 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+2,452 persons)
  • No qualifications (+1,956 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+1,499 persons)