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246 people in McLaren Flat 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, McLaren Flat'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
McLaren Flat - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree
13612.711.56910.49.3+67
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
11010.27.6507.56.6+60
Vocational
29627.623.715223.021.5+145
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification47143.948.234652.552.7+125
Not stated
595.59.0436.59.9+16

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, McLaren Flat: 5.5% No qualification, McLaren Flat: 43.9% Vocational, McLaren Flat: 27.6% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, McLaren Flat: 10.2% Bachelor or Higher degree, McLaren Flat: 12.7%
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, McLaren Flat: +16 No qualification, McLaren Flat: +125 Vocational, McLaren Flat: +145 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, McLaren Flat: +60 Bachelor or Higher degree, McLaren Flat: +67
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 McLaren Flat in 2011 compared to the City of Onkaparinga 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, 50.5% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 43.9% 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 McLaren Flat and the City of Onkaparinga were:

  • A larger percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (27.6% compared to 23.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (10.2% compared to 7.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (12.7% compared to 11.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with No qualifications (43.9% compared to 48.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Vocational qualifications (+145 persons)
  • No qualifications (+125 persons)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+67 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+60 persons)