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170 people in Elizabeth Downs 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, Elizabeth Downs'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
Elizabeth Downs - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree
721.84.9862.23.8-14
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
982.54.9852.23.9+13
Vocational
83821.321.168517.717.6+153
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification2,49663.558.12,50264.761.7-6
Not stated
42810.911.051013.213.0-82

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 Playford: 11.0% No qualification, City of Playford: 58.1% Vocational, City of Playford: 21.1% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Playford: 4.9% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Playford: 4.9% Not stated, Elizabeth Downs: 10.9% No qualification, Elizabeth Downs: 63.5% Vocational, Elizabeth Downs: 21.3% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Elizabeth Downs: 2.5% Bachelor or Higher degree, Elizabeth Downs: 1.8%
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, Elizabeth Downs: -82 No qualification, Elizabeth Downs: -6 Vocational, Elizabeth Downs: +153 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Elizabeth Downs: +13 Bachelor or Higher degree, Elizabeth Downs: -14
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 Elizabeth Downs in 2011 compared to the City of Playford 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, 25.6% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 63.5% had no qualifications, compared with 30.9% and 58.1% respectively for the City of Playford.

The major differences between qualifications held by the population of Elizabeth Downs and the City of Playford were:

  • A larger percentage of persons with No qualifications (63.5% compared to 58.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (1.8% compared to 4.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (2.5% compared to 4.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the qualifications of the population in Elizabeth Downs between 2006 and 2011 was:

  • Vocational qualifications (+153 persons)