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Georges River Council area

Qualifications

39,400 people in the Georges River Council area 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, the Georges River Council area'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
Georges River Council area - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree
28,62325.824.121,49420.820.0+7,129
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
10,7779.79.08,9968.78.1+1,781
Vocational
15,32613.815.115,00914.514.9+317
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification45,54241.140.544,68543.242.7+857
Not stated
10,5469.511.313,22512.814.3-2,680

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, Greater Sydney: 11.3% No qualification, Greater Sydney: 40.5% Vocational, Greater Sydney: 15.1% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Greater Sydney: 9.0% Bachelor or Higher degree, Greater Sydney: 24.1% Not stated, Georges River Council area: 9.5% No qualification, Georges River Council area: 41.1% Vocational, Georges River Council area: 13.8% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Georges River Council area: 9.7% Bachelor or Higher degree, Georges River Council area: 25.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Change in highest qualification achieved, 2006 to 2011
Change in highest qualification achieved, 2006 to 2011 Not stated, Georges River Council area: -2,680 No qualification, Georges River Council area: +857 Vocational, Georges River Council area: +317 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Georges River Council area: +1,781 Bachelor or Higher degree, Georges River Council area: +7,129
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the qualifications of the population in the Georges River Council area in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a higher proportion of people holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), as well as a higher proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 49.4% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 41.1% had no qualifications, compared with 48.3% and 40.5% respectively for Greater Sydney.

The major differences between qualifications held by the population of the Georges River Council area and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (25.8% compared to 24.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (13.8% compared to 15.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications of the population in the Georges River Council area between 2006 and 2011 were in those with:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+7,129 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+1,781 persons)
  • No qualifications (+857 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+317 persons)
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