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West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson

Qualifications

2,238 people in West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson 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 Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson'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 Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree
1,41516.316.41,28814.812.4+127
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
8239.57.57668.86.5+57
Vocational
1,62718.817.41,51617.416.6+111
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification3,96945.848.64,27049.052.5-301
Not stated
8289.610.187510.011.9-47

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 Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 9.6% No qualification, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 45.8% Vocational, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 18.8% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 9.5% Bachelor or Higher degree, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 16.3%
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 Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: -47 No qualification, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: -301 Vocational, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: +111 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: +57 Bachelor or Higher degree, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: +127
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 Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson 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, 44.6% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 45.8% 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 Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson and the City of Charles Sturt were:

  • A larger percentage of persons with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (9.5% compared to 7.5%)
  • A larger percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (18.8% compared to 17.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with No qualifications (45.8% compared to 48.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications of the population in West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson between 2006 and 2011 were in those with:

  • No qualifications (-301 persons)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+127 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+111 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+57 persons)