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Central North District

Qualifications

7,328 people in Central North District 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, Central North District'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
Central North District - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree
3,8776.711.53,3326.09.3+545
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
3,4516.07.62,8025.06.6+649
Vocational
14,06024.423.711,90321.421.5+2,158
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification30,38352.748.231,63356.752.7-1,250
Not stated
5,91710.39.06,08010.99.9-163

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, Central North District: 10.3% No qualification, Central North District: 52.7% Vocational, Central North District: 24.4% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Central North District: 6.0% Bachelor or Higher degree, Central North District: 6.7%
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, Central North District: -163 No qualification, Central North District: -1,250 Vocational, Central North District: +2,158 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Central North District: +649 Bachelor or Higher degree, Central North District: +545
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 Central North District 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, 37.1% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 52.7% 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 Central North District and the City of Onkaparinga were:

  • A larger percentage of persons with No qualifications (52.7% compared to 48.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (6.7% compared to 11.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (6.0% compared to 7.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications of the population in Central North District between 2006 and 2011 were in those with:

  • Vocational qualifications (+2,158 persons)
  • No qualifications (-1,250 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+649 persons)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+545 persons)
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