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5,528 people in Bankstown 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'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 - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree
3,77016.113.32,55812.610.5+1,212
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
1,7587.57.51,2716.26.2+488
Vocational
2,54210.815.42,31611.415.4+227
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification11,88350.651.410,72952.753.7+1,155
Not stated
3,52115.012.43,46717.014.1+54

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: 15.0% No qualification, Bankstown: 50.6% Vocational, Bankstown: 10.8% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Bankstown: 7.5% Bachelor or Higher degree, Bankstown: 16.1%
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, Bankstown: +54 No qualification, Bankstown: +1,155 Vocational, Bankstown: +227 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Bankstown: +488 Bachelor or Higher degree, Bankstown: +1,212
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 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), as well as a lower proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 34.4% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 50.6% 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 and Bankstown City were:

  • A larger percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (16.1% compared to 13.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (10.8% compared to 15.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+1,212 persons)
  • No qualifications (+1,155 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+488 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+227 persons)