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Colonel Light Gardens

Qualifications

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1,198 people in Colonel Light Gardens 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, Colonel Light Gardens'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
Colonel Light Gardens - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree
90634.435.182832.831.3+78
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
29211.110.025310.09.9+39
Vocational
41615.814.341316.414.2+3
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification88033.433.988935.237.1-9
Not stated
1385.26.71425.67.4-4

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, City of Mitcham: 6.7% No qualification, City of Mitcham: 33.9% Vocational, City of Mitcham: 14.3% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Mitcham: 10.0% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Mitcham: 35.1% Not stated, Colonel Light Gardens: 5.2% No qualification, Colonel Light Gardens: 33.4% Vocational, Colonel Light Gardens: 15.8% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Colonel Light Gardens: 11.1% Bachelor or Higher degree, Colonel Light Gardens: 34.4%
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, Colonel Light Gardens: -4 No qualification, Colonel Light Gardens: -9 Vocational, Colonel Light Gardens: +3 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Colonel Light Gardens: +39 Bachelor or Higher degree, Colonel Light Gardens: +78
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 Colonel Light Gardens in 2016 compared to the City of Mitcham 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 similar proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 61.3% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 33.4% had no qualifications, compared with 59.4% and 33.9% respectively for the City of Mitcham.

The major differences between qualifications held by the population of Colonel Light Gardens and the City of Mitcham were:

  • A larger percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (15.8% compared to 14.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (11.1% compared to 10.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the qualifications of the population in Colonel Light Gardens between 2011 and 2016 was:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+78 persons)
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