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Qualifications

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8,683 people in the City of Playford 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, the City of Playford'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
City of Playford - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree
4,3496.321.22,9804.918.2+1,369
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
4,3346.38.82,9894.97.8+1,345
Vocational
16,45323.919.312,86221.118.1+3,591
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification36,35752.842.335,37158.146.3+986
Not stated
7,32210.68.46,69511.09.6+627

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, Greater Adelaide: 8.4% No qualification, Greater Adelaide: 42.3% Vocational, Greater Adelaide: 19.3% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Greater Adelaide: 8.8% Bachelor or Higher degree, Greater Adelaide: 21.2% Not stated, City of Playford: 10.6% No qualification, City of Playford: 52.8% Vocational, City of Playford: 23.9% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Playford: 6.3% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Playford: 6.3%
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, City of Playford: +627 No qualification, City of Playford: +986 Vocational, City of Playford: +3,591 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Playford: +1,345 Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Playford: +1,369
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 the City of Playford in 2016 compared to Greater Adelaide 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, 36.5% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 52.8% had no qualifications, compared with 49.3% and 42.3% respectively for Greater Adelaide.

The major differences between qualifications held by the population of the City of Playford and Greater Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of persons with No qualifications (52.8% compared to 42.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (23.9% compared to 19.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (6.3% compared to 21.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (6.3% compared to 8.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Vocational qualifications (+3,591 persons)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+1,369 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+1,345 persons)
  • No qualifications (+986 persons)
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