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8,200 people in Orange City 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, Orange City'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
Orange City - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree
5,53117.414.54,14614.012.4+1,385
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
2,6698.48.22,1797.47.1+490
Vocational
7,30022.923.66,37921.522.1+921
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification12,83740.441.713,54645.746.8-709
Not stated
3,47310.912.13,38211.411.7+91

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, Regional NSW: 12.1% No qualification, Regional NSW: 41.7% Vocational, Regional NSW: 23.6% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Regional NSW: 8.2% Bachelor or Higher degree, Regional NSW: 14.5% Not stated, Orange City: 10.9% No qualification, Orange City: 40.4% Vocational, Orange City: 22.9% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Orange City: 8.4% Bachelor or Higher degree, Orange City: 17.4%
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, Orange City: +91 No qualification, Orange City: -709 Vocational, Orange City: +921 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Orange City: +490 Bachelor or Higher degree, Orange City: +1,385
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 Orange City in 2016 compared to Regional NSW 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, 48.7% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 40.4% had no qualifications, compared with 46.2% and 41.7% respectively for Regional NSW.

The major differences between qualifications held by the population of Orange City and Regional NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (17.4% compared to 14.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with No qualifications (40.4% compared to 41.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+1,385 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+921 persons)
  • No qualifications (-709 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+490 persons)
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