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220 people in Villawood 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, Villawood'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
Villawood - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree
1083.813.31024.210.5+6
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
1123.97.5793.36.2+33
Vocational
2809.815.42359.715.4+45
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification1,71059.951.41,58865.753.7+122
Not stated
64722.612.441217.114.1+235

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, Villawood: 22.6% No qualification, Villawood: 59.9% Vocational, Villawood: 9.8% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Villawood: 3.9% Bachelor or Higher degree, Villawood: 3.8%
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, Villawood: +235 No qualification, Villawood: +122 Vocational, Villawood: +45 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Villawood: +33 Bachelor or Higher degree, Villawood: +6
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 Villawood 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, 17.5% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 59.9% had no qualifications, compared with 36.2% and 51.4% respectively for Bankstown City.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons with No qualifications (59.9% compared to 51.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (3.8% compared to 13.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (9.8% compared to 15.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (3.9% compared to 7.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the qualifications of the population in Villawood between 2006 and 2011 was:

  • No qualifications (+122 persons)