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Life-stages - Qualifications

In 2011, 855 people aged 18 to 24 years in the City of Burnside had a tertiary qualification.

Educational Qualifications relate to education outside of primary and secondary school and are one of the most important indicators of socio-economic status. They apply only to people over the age of 15 and include only qualifications gained outside of schooling.

Qualification levels are typically higher among the young and decreases with age, due to the increasing importance of education in the job market over time. For this reason, looking at qualifications for a specific age group removes this effect and may reveal patterns in school completion and university qualifications specific to the local area.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the level of the highest qualification the person has completed?'

People aged 18 to 24 years

Highest qualification achieved
City of Burnside - 18 to 24 years20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%South AustraliaNumber%South Australia2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree71117.29.069117.29.1+20
Advanced Diploma or Diploma1443.53.51293.23.2+15
Vocational3217.718.73007.517.4+21
No qualification2,73866.161.42,58564.361.2+153
Not stated2285.57.43167.99.0-88

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, South Australia: 7.4% No qualification, South Australia: 61.4% Vocational, South Australia: 18.7% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, South Australia: 3.5% Bachelor or Higher degree, South Australia: 9.0% Not stated, City of Burnside: 5.5% No qualification, City of Burnside: 66.1% Vocational, City of Burnside: 7.7% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Burnside: 3.5% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Burnside: 17.2%
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, City of Burnside: -88 No qualification, City of Burnside: +153 Vocational, City of Burnside: +21 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Burnside: +15 Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Burnside: +20
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 people aged 18 to 24 years in the City of Burnside in 2011 compared to South Australia 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.

The major differences between qualifications held by people aged 18 to 24 years of the City of Burnside and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Bachelor or Higher degrees (17.2% compared to 9.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people with No qualifications (66.1% compared to 61.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Vocational qualifications (7.7% compared to 18.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the qualifications of people aged 18 to 24 years in the City of Burnside between 2006 and 2011 was:

  • No qualifications (+153 persons)
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