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754 people in Sefton 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, Sefton'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
Sefton - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree
49312.413.341011.110.5+83
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
2616.67.52356.36.2+26
Vocational
59915.115.453114.315.4+68
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification2,22756.051.42,01654.453.7+211
Not stated
39610.012.451613.914.1-120

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, 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, Sefton: 10.0% No qualification, Sefton: 56.0% Vocational, Sefton: 15.1% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Sefton: 6.6% Bachelor or Higher degree, Sefton: 12.4%
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, Sefton: -120 No qualification, Sefton: +211 Vocational, Sefton: +68 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Sefton: +26 Bachelor or Higher degree, Sefton: +83
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 Sefton 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, 34.0% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 56.0% had no qualifications, compared with 36.2% and 51.4% respectively for Bankstown City.

The major difference between the qualifications held by the population of Sefton and Bankstown City is:

  • A larger percentage of persons with No qualifications (56.0% compared to 51.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • No qualifications (+211 persons)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+83 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+68 persons)
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