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Semaphore Park Ward

Qualifications

2,215 people in Semaphore Park 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, Semaphore Park 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
Semaphore Park 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
1,35313.216.41,24111.912.4+111
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
8628.47.58027.76.5+60
Vocational
1,92618.817.41,85917.916.6+67
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification4,97548.648.65,29350.952.5-318
Not stated
1,12911.010.11,21111.611.9-82

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, Semaphore Park Ward: 11.0% No qualification, Semaphore Park Ward: 48.6% Vocational, Semaphore Park Ward: 18.8% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Semaphore Park Ward: 8.4% Bachelor or Higher degree, Semaphore Park Ward: 13.2%
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, Semaphore Park Ward: -82 No qualification, Semaphore Park Ward: -318 Vocational, Semaphore Park Ward: +67 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Semaphore Park Ward: +60 Bachelor or Higher degree, Semaphore Park Ward: +111
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 Semaphore Park 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 similar proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 40.4% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 48.6% 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 Semaphore Park Ward and the City of Charles Sturt were:

  • A larger percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (18.8% compared to 17.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (13.2% compared to 16.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • No qualifications (-318 persons)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+111 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+67 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+60 persons)
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