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Developing East Arnhem Limited area

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander profile - Qualifications

2.1% of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Developing East Arnhem Limited area have a tertiary qualification.

Highest qualification achieved shows the level of qualification, school or non-school, which is the highest that a person has achieved. This topic is useful for looking at the education and work prospects of the indigenous community, how many have completed schooling, and how many have gone on to University or TAFE qualifications.

This is an important indicator of the socio-economic status of the indigenous community in the area, and should be viewed in conjunction with the more detailed Highest Level of Schooling and Education Institute Attending variables, as well as Employment Status.

Derived from the Census questions:

'What is the level of the highest qualification the person has completed?' and 'What is the highest year of primary or secondary school the person has completed?'

Persons aged 15 years and over

Highest qualification achieved
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples - Developing East Arnhem Limited area20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Northern Territory - ATSI %Number%Northern Territory - ATSI %2006 to 2011
Bachelor degree level or higher510.92.0280.61.5+22
Advanced diploma or diploma671.22.0410.81.7+26
Vocational (certificate)3075.57.91733.56.0+133
Year 11 or 1278714.217.73777.712.0+409
Year 10 or below3,37860.847.62,69855.050.6+680
No educational attainment2744.94.13376.96.5-64
Not stated/inadequately described69212.518.51,24725.421.7-555

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 No educational attainment, Northern Territory - ATSI: 4.1% Year 10 or below, Northern Territory - ATSI: 47.6% Year 11 or 12, Northern Territory - ATSI: 17.7% Vocational (certificate), Northern Territory - ATSI: 7.9% Advanced diploma or diploma, Northern Territory - ATSI: 2.0% Bachelor degree level or higher, Northern Territory - ATSI: 2.0% No educational attainment, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - ATSI: 4.9% Year 10 or below, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - ATSI: 60.8% Year 11 or 12, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - ATSI: 14.2% Vocational (certificate), Developing East Arnhem Limited area - ATSI: 5.5% Advanced diploma or diploma, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - ATSI: 1.2% Bachelor degree level or higher, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - ATSI: 0.9%
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 No educational attainment, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: -64 Year 10 or below, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: +680 Year 11 or 12, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: +409 Vocational (certificate), Developing East Arnhem Limited area: +133 Advanced diploma or diploma, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: +26 Bachelor degree level or higher, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: +22
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 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Developing East Arnhem Limited area in 2011 compared to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Northern Territory - ATSI 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, 7.6% of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 4.9% had no qualifications, compared with 12.0% and 4.1% respectively for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Northern Territory - ATSI.

The major differences between highest educational attainment held by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population of Developing East Arnhem Limited area and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Northern Territory - ATSI were:

  • A larger percentage of people who completed year 10 or below (60.8% compared to 47.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people who completed year 11 or 12 (14.2% compared to 17.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people who completed vocational qualification (5.5% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people who completed a bachelor degree level or higher (0.9% compared to 2.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in highest educational attainment of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Developing East Arnhem Limited area between 2006 and 2011 were in those with:

  • who completed year 10 or below (+680 people)
  • who completed year 11 or 12 (+409 people)
  • who completed vocational qualification (+133 people)
  • with no educational attainment (-64 people)
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