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2,230 people in Findon 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, Findon 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
Findon Ward - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree
1,44512.616.41,16810.712.4+277
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
7856.87.56465.96.5+139
Vocational
1,98317.217.41,78016.316.6+203
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification6,03652.448.66,23157.152.5-195
Not stated
1,26311.010.11,09410.011.9+169

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, Findon Ward: 11.0% No qualification, Findon Ward: 52.4% Vocational, Findon Ward: 17.2% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Findon Ward: 6.8% Bachelor or Higher degree, Findon Ward: 12.6%
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, Findon Ward: +169 No qualification, Findon Ward: -195 Vocational, Findon Ward: +203 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Findon Ward: +139 Bachelor or Higher degree, Findon Ward: +277
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 Findon Ward in 2011 compared to the City of Charles Sturt 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.

Overall, 36.6% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 52.4% 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 Findon Ward and the City of Charles Sturt were:

  • A larger percentage of persons with No qualifications (52.4% compared to 48.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (12.6% compared to 16.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+277 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+203 persons)
  • No qualifications (-195 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+139 persons)
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