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South Ward
Qualifications

8,188 people in South 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, South 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
South Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree
5,17915.413.33,97312.610.5+1,206
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
3,0098.97.52,3507.56.2+659
Vocational
6,30618.715.45,88518.715.4+421
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification15,30645.451.415,37148.853.7-65
Not stated
3,90111.612.43,94312.514.1-42

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, South Ward: 11.6% No qualification, South Ward: 45.4% Vocational, South Ward: 18.7% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, South Ward: 8.9% Bachelor or Higher degree, South Ward: 15.4%
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, South Ward: -42 No qualification, South Ward: -65 Vocational, South Ward: +421 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, South Ward: +659 Bachelor or Higher degree, South Ward: +1,206
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 South Ward in 2011 compared to Bankstown City shows that there was a higher proportion of people holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a lower proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 43.0% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 45.4% had no qualifications, compared with 36.2% and 51.4% respectively for Bankstown City.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (18.7% compared to 15.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (15.4% compared to 13.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (8.9% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with No qualifications (45.4% compared to 51.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+1,206 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+659 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+421 persons)
  • No qualifications (-65 persons)