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5,912 people in North Ward 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, North Ward'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
North Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree
3,5559.913.32,8768.610.5+679
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
2,3576.67.51,7815.36.2+576
Vocational
5,10514.215.44,60113.715.4+504
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification20,16356.051.418,94656.653.7+1,217
Not stated
4,80013.312.45,27315.814.1-473

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, North Ward: 13.3% No qualification, North Ward: 56.0% Vocational, North Ward: 14.2% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, North Ward: 6.6% Bachelor or Higher degree, North Ward: 9.9%
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, North Ward: -473 No qualification, North Ward: +1,217 Vocational, North Ward: +504 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, North Ward: +576 Bachelor or Higher degree, North Ward: +679
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 North Ward 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, 30.6% 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 differences between qualifications held by the population of North Ward and Bankstown City were:

  • A larger percentage of persons with No qualifications (56.0% compared to 51.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (9.9% compared to 13.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (14.2% compared to 15.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • No qualifications (+1,217 persons)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+679 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+576 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+504 persons)