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West Croydon and District

Qualifications

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2,576 people in West Croydon and District had a tertiary qualification in 2016.

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, West Croydon and District'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
West Croydon and District - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree
1,93823.520.31,55819.216.4+380
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
6387.88.65987.47.5+40
Vocational
1,30615.918.41,24515.317.4+60
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification3,59443.644.23,90148.048.6-307
Not stated
7609.28.583110.210.1-71

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Highest qualification achieved, 2016
Highest qualification achieved, 2016 Not stated, City of Charles Sturt: 8.5% No qualification, City of Charles Sturt: 44.2% Vocational, City of Charles Sturt: 18.4% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Charles Sturt: 8.6% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Charles Sturt: 20.3% Not stated, West Croydon and District: 9.2% No qualification, West Croydon and District: 43.6% Vocational, West Croydon and District: 15.9% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, West Croydon and District: 7.8% Bachelor or Higher degree, West Croydon and District: 23.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in highest qualification achieved, 2011 to 2016
Change in highest qualification achieved, 2011 to 2016 Not stated, West Croydon and District: -71 No qualification, West Croydon and District: -307 Vocational, West Croydon and District: +60 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, West Croydon and District: +40 Bachelor or Higher degree, West Croydon and District: +380
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the qualifications of the population in West Croydon and District in 2016 compared to the City of Charles Sturt shows that there was a similar 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, 47.1% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 43.6% had no qualifications, compared with 47.3% and 44.2% respectively for the City of Charles Sturt.

The major differences between qualifications held by the population of West Croydon and District and the City of Charles Sturt were:

  • A larger percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (23.5% compared to 20.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (15.9% compared to 18.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications of the population in West Croydon and District between 2011 and 2016 were in those with:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+380 persons)
  • No qualifications (-307 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+60 persons)
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