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Georges River Council area

Qualifications

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48,716 people in the Georges River Council area had a tertiary qualification in 2016.

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)20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree
36,87030.228.328,62325.824.1+8,247
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
11,8469.79.310,7779.79.0+1,069
Vocational
15,93613.015.115,32613.815.1+610
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification48,01939.337.745,54241.140.5+2,477
Not stated
9,5457.89.610,5469.511.3-1,001

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Highest qualification achieved, 2016
Highest qualification achieved, 2016 Not stated, Greater Sydney: 9.6% No qualification, Greater Sydney: 37.7% Vocational, Greater Sydney: 15.1% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Greater Sydney: 9.3% Bachelor or Higher degree, Greater Sydney: 28.3% Not stated, Georges River Council area: 7.8% No qualification, Georges River Council area: 39.3% Vocational, Georges River Council area: 13.0% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Georges River Council area: 9.7% Bachelor or Higher degree, Georges River Council area: 30.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in highest qualification achieved, 2011 to 2016
Change in highest qualification achieved, 2011 to 2016 Not stated, Georges River Council area: -1,001 No qualification, Georges River Council area: +2,477 Vocational, Georges River Council area: +610 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Georges River Council area: +1,069 Bachelor or Higher degree, Georges River Council area: +8,247
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the qualifications of the population in the Georges River Council area in 2016 compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a similar 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, 52.9% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 39.3% had no qualifications, compared with 52.7% and 37.7% 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 (30.2% compared to 28.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons with No qualifications (39.3% compared to 37.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (13.0% compared to 15.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications of the population in the Georges River Council area between 2011 and 2016 were in those with:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+8,247 persons)
  • No qualifications (+2,477 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+1,069 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+610 persons)
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