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Life-stages - Qualifications

In 2011, 927 people aged 18 to 24 years in City of Darwin had a tertiary qualification.

Educational Qualifications relate to education outside of primary and secondary school and are one of the most important indicators of socio-economic status. They apply only to people over the age of 15 and include only qualifications gained outside of schooling.

Qualification levels are typically higher among the young and decreases with age, due to the increasing importance of education in the job market over time. For this reason, looking at qualifications for a specific age group removes this effect and may reveal patterns in school completion and university qualifications specific to the local area.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the level of the highest qualification the person has completed?'

People aged 18 to 24 years

Highest qualification achieved
City of Darwin - 18 to 24 years20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Northern TerritoryNumber%Northern Territory2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree6508.95.45277.64.7+123
Advanced Diploma or Diploma2773.82.52323.32.2+45
Vocational1,39619.217.91,33619.216.2+60
No qualification3,74051.458.63,78054.460.1-40
Not stated1,21916.715.61,07515.516.7+144

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, Northern Territory: 15.6% No qualification, Northern Territory: 58.6% Vocational, Northern Territory: 17.9% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Northern Territory: 2.5% Bachelor or Higher degree, Northern Territory: 5.4% Not stated, City of Darwin: 16.7% No qualification, City of Darwin: 51.4% Vocational, City of Darwin: 19.2% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Darwin: 3.8% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Darwin: 8.9%
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, City of Darwin: +144 No qualification, City of Darwin: -40 Vocational, City of Darwin: +60 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Darwin: +45 Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Darwin: +123
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 people aged 18 to 24 years in City of Darwin in 2011 compared to Northern Territory 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.

The major differences between qualifications held by people aged 18 to 24 years of City of Darwin and Northern Territory were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Bachelor or Higher degrees (8.9% compared to 5.4%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (3.8% compared to 2.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Vocational qualifications (19.2% compared to 17.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with No qualifications (51.4% compared to 58.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications of people aged 18 to 24 years in City of Darwin between 2006 and 2011 were in those with:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+123 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+60 persons)
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