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McLaren Vale

Qualifications

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849 people in McLaren Vale 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, McLaren Vale'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 Vale - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree
49614.813.437312.011.5+123
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
35310.69.12919.47.6+63
Vocational
77623.225.867721.823.7+99
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification1,36940.943.21,46647.348.2-96
Not stated
35510.68.52939.59.0+62

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 Onkaparinga: 8.5% No qualification, City of Onkaparinga: 43.2% Vocational, City of Onkaparinga: 25.8% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Onkaparinga: 9.1% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Onkaparinga: 13.4% Not stated, McLaren Vale: 10.6% No qualification, McLaren Vale: 40.9% Vocational, McLaren Vale: 23.2% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, McLaren Vale: 10.6% Bachelor or Higher degree, McLaren Vale: 14.8%
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, McLaren Vale: +62 No qualification, McLaren Vale: -96 Vocational, McLaren Vale: +99 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, McLaren Vale: +63 Bachelor or Higher degree, McLaren Vale: +123
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 McLaren Vale in 2016 compared to the City of Onkaparinga shows that there was a similar 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, 48.5% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 40.9% had no qualifications, compared with 48.3% and 43.2% respectively for the City of Onkaparinga.

The major differences between qualifications held by the population of McLaren Vale and the City of Onkaparinga were:

  • A larger percentage of persons with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (10.6% compared to 9.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (14.8% compared to 13.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (23.2% compared to 25.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with No qualifications (40.9% compared to 43.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications of the population in McLaren Vale between 2011 and 2016 were in those with:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+123 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+99 persons)
  • No qualifications (-96 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+63 persons)
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