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1,900 people in Bankstown Balance 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 Balance'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 Balance - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree
1,27313.313.393210.710.5+341
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
6276.57.54595.26.2+168
Vocational
1,09611.415.41,05612.115.4+40
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification5,33355.551.45,08058.153.7+253
Not stated
1,27713.312.41,22114.014.1+56

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, 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% Not stated, Bankstown Balance: 13.3% No qualification, Bankstown Balance: 55.5% Vocational, Bankstown Balance: 11.4% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Bankstown Balance: 6.5% Bachelor or Higher degree, Bankstown Balance: 13.3%
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, Bankstown Balance: +56 No qualification, Bankstown Balance: +253 Vocational, Bankstown Balance: +40 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Bankstown Balance: +168 Bachelor or Higher degree, Bankstown Balance: +341
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 Bankstown Balance in 2011 compared to Bankstown City 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, 31.2% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 55.5% had no qualifications, compared with 36.2% and 51.4% respectively for Bankstown City.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons with No qualifications (55.5% compared to 51.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (11.4% compared to 15.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+341 persons)
  • No qualifications (+253 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+168 persons)
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