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Limestone Coast region

Qualifications

6,738 people in the Limestone Coast region 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, the Limestone Coast region'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
Limestone Coast region - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Regional SA %Number%Regional SA %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree4,0738.18.23,2886.76.8+785
Advanced Diploma or Diploma2,6655.35.72,3734.84.9+292
Vocational10,75921.420.98,94418.318.0+1,815
No qualification27,95755.654.128,55158.357.5-594
Not stated4,8099.611.05,80011.812.7-991

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, Regional SA: 11.0% No qualification, Regional SA: 54.1% Vocational, Regional SA: 20.9% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Regional SA: 5.7% Bachelor or Higher degree, Regional SA: 8.2% Not stated, Limestone Coast region: 9.6% No qualification, Limestone Coast region: 55.6% Vocational, Limestone Coast region: 21.4% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Limestone Coast region: 5.3% Bachelor or Higher degree, Limestone Coast region: 8.1%
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, Limestone Coast region: -991 No qualification, Limestone Coast region: -594 Vocational, Limestone Coast region: +1,815 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Limestone Coast region: +292 Bachelor or Higher degree, Limestone Coast region: +785
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 the Limestone Coast region in 2011 compared to Regional SA 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 higher proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 34.8% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 55.6% had no qualifications, compared with 34.8% and 54.1% respectively for Regional SA.

The major difference between the qualifications held by the population of the Limestone Coast region and Regional SA is:

  • A larger percentage of persons with No qualifications (55.6% compared to 54.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications of the population in the Limestone Coast region between 2006 and 2011 were in those with:

  • Vocational qualifications (+1,815 persons)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+785 persons)
  • No qualifications (-594 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+292 persons)
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