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Qualifications

21,424 people in the City of Mitcham 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 City of Mitcham'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
City of Mitcham - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree
16,27331.318.213,75926.914.8+2,514
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
5,1519.97.84,8929.66.9+259
Vocational
7,36214.218.17,20014.117.0+162
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification19,26937.146.320,53340.150.0-1,264
Not stated
3,8667.49.64,8259.411.3-959

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 Adelaide: 9.6% No qualification, Greater Adelaide: 46.3% Vocational, Greater Adelaide: 18.1% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Greater Adelaide: 7.8% Bachelor or Higher degree, Greater Adelaide: 18.2% Not stated, City of Mitcham: 7.4% No qualification, City of Mitcham: 37.1% Vocational, City of Mitcham: 14.2% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Mitcham: 9.9% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Mitcham: 31.3%
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 Mitcham: -959 No qualification, City of Mitcham: -1,264 Vocational, City of Mitcham: +162 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Mitcham: +259 Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Mitcham: +2,514
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 the City of Mitcham in 2011 compared to Greater Adelaide 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.

Overall, 55.4% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 37.1% had no qualifications, compared with 44.1% and 46.3% respectively for Greater Adelaide.

The major differences between qualifications held by the population of the City of Mitcham and Greater Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (31.3% compared to 18.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (9.9% compared to 7.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with No qualifications (37.1% compared to 46.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (14.2% compared to 18.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications of the population in the City of Mitcham between 2006 and 2011 were in those with:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+2,514 persons)
  • No qualifications (-1,264 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+259 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+162 persons)
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