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District Council of Mount Barker

Qualifications

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7,539 people in the District Council of Mount Barker 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 District Council of Mount Barker'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
District Council of Mount Barker - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree
4,82618.121.23,73416.118.2+1,092
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
2,71310.28.82,2269.67.8+487
Vocational
6,34723.819.35,18922.318.1+1,158
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification10,43739.242.310,38644.746.3+51
Not stated
2,3338.88.41,7197.49.6+614

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 Adelaide: 8.4% No qualification, Greater Adelaide: 42.3% Vocational, Greater Adelaide: 19.3% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Greater Adelaide: 8.8% Bachelor or Higher degree, Greater Adelaide: 21.2% Not stated, District Council of Mount Barker: 8.8% No qualification, District Council of Mount Barker: 39.2% Vocational, District Council of Mount Barker: 23.8% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, District Council of Mount Barker: 10.2% Bachelor or Higher degree, District Council of Mount Barker: 18.1%
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, District Council of Mount Barker: +614 No qualification, District Council of Mount Barker: +51 Vocational, District Council of Mount Barker: +1,158 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, District Council of Mount Barker: +487 Bachelor or Higher degree, District Council of Mount Barker: +1,092
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 District Council of Mount Barker in 2016 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, 52.1% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 39.2% had no qualifications, compared with 49.3% and 42.3% respectively for Greater Adelaide.

The major differences between qualifications held by the population of the District Council of Mount Barker and Greater Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (23.8% compared to 19.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (10.2% compared to 8.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with No qualifications (39.2% compared to 42.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (18.1% compared to 21.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications of the population in the District Council of Mount Barker between 2011 and 2016 were in those with:

  • Vocational qualifications (+1,158 persons)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+1,092 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+487 persons)
  • No qualifications (+51 persons)
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