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326 people in Christie Downs 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, Christie Downs'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
Christie Downs - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree
1553.711.51573.89.3-2
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
1714.17.61634.06.6+8
Vocational
83420.123.772417.621.5+110
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification2,38757.448.22,45059.652.7-63
Not stated
60814.69.061715.09.9-9

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, City of Onkaparinga: 9.0% No qualification, City of Onkaparinga: 48.2% Vocational, City of Onkaparinga: 23.7% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Onkaparinga: 7.6% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Onkaparinga: 11.5% Not stated, Christie Downs: 14.6% No qualification, Christie Downs: 57.4% Vocational, Christie Downs: 20.1% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Christie Downs: 4.1% Bachelor or Higher degree, Christie Downs: 3.7%
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, Christie Downs: -9 No qualification, Christie Downs: -63 Vocational, Christie Downs: +110 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Christie Downs: +8 Bachelor or Higher degree, Christie Downs: -2
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 Christie Downs in 2011 compared to the City of Onkaparinga shows that there was a lower 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, 27.9% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 57.4% had no qualifications, compared with 42.8% and 48.2% respectively for the City of Onkaparinga.

The major differences between qualifications held by the population of Christie Downs and the City of Onkaparinga were:

  • A larger percentage of persons with No qualifications (57.4% compared to 48.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (3.7% compared to 11.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (20.1% compared to 23.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (4.1% compared to 7.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Vocational qualifications (+110 persons)
  • No qualifications (-63 persons)