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West Croydon and District

Qualifications

2,158 people in West Croydon and District 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, 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 - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree
1,55919.216.41,08014.212.4+479
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
5997.47.54666.16.5+133
Vocational
1,24615.317.41,16615.316.6+80
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification3,90248.048.63,88851.052.5+14
Not stated
83110.210.11,02213.411.9-191

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, City of Charles Sturt: 10.1% No qualification, City of Charles Sturt: 48.6% Vocational, City of Charles Sturt: 17.4% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Charles Sturt: 7.5% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Charles Sturt: 16.4% Not stated, West Croydon and District: 10.2% No qualification, West Croydon and District: 48.0% Vocational, West Croydon and District: 15.3% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, West Croydon and District: 7.4% Bachelor or Higher degree, West Croydon and District: 19.2%
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, West Croydon and District: -191 No qualification, West Croydon and District: +14 Vocational, West Croydon and District: +80 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, West Croydon and District: +133 Bachelor or Higher degree, West Croydon and District: +479
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 West Croydon and District in 2011 compared to the City of Charles Sturt 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, 41.8% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 48.0% had no qualifications, compared with 41.3% and 48.6% 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 (19.2% compared to 16.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (15.3% compared to 17.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+479 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+133 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+80 persons)