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1,836 people in Southern 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, Southern 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
Southern District - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree
1,0559.811.55827.99.3+473
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
7817.27.64235.76.6+358
Vocational
2,79925.923.71,65922.421.5+1,140
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification5,05846.748.23,81551.452.7+1,243
Not stated
1,12710.49.093712.69.9+190

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, Southern District: 10.4% No qualification, Southern District: 46.7% Vocational, Southern District: 25.9% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Southern District: 7.2% Bachelor or Higher degree, Southern District: 9.8%
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, Southern District: +190 No qualification, Southern District: +1,243 Vocational, Southern District: +1,140 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Southern District: +358 Bachelor or Higher degree, Southern District: +473
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the qualifications of the population in Southern District in 2011 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, 42.8% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 46.7% 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 Southern District and the City of Onkaparinga were:

  • A larger percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (25.9% compared to 23.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (9.8% compared to 11.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with No qualifications (46.7% compared to 48.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • No qualifications (+1,243 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+1,140 persons)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+473 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+358 persons)