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1,386 people in Chester Hill 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, Chester Hill'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
Chester Hill - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree
7959.113.36487.710.5+147
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
5916.87.54505.36.2+141
Vocational
1,35415.515.41,18814.015.4+166
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification5,04057.751.44,65355.053.7+388
Not stated
95911.012.41,51517.914.1-556

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, Chester Hill: 11.0% No qualification, Chester Hill: 57.7% Vocational, Chester Hill: 15.5% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Chester Hill: 6.8% Bachelor or Higher degree, Chester Hill: 9.1%
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, Chester Hill: -556 No qualification, Chester Hill: +388 Vocational, Chester Hill: +166 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Chester Hill: +141 Bachelor or Higher degree, Chester Hill: +147
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 Chester Hill 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, 31.4% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 57.7% had no qualifications, compared with 36.2% and 51.4% respectively for Bankstown City.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons with No qualifications (57.7% compared to 51.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (9.1% compared to 13.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • No qualifications (+388 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+166 persons)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+147 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+141 persons)