Shire of Serpentine JarrahdaleCommunity profile
census-message-logo

2016 Census data has been released and we are busy processing it to update this website. View our latest releases here.

Skip to content

Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale

Qualifications

2,189 people in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale 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 Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale'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
Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree
1,2038.919.67537.616.1+450
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
9867.38.66536.67.9+333
Vocational
3,47125.618.62,24922.817.1+1,222
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification6,45147.542.35,04051.045.5+1,411
Not stated
1,46110.810.91,17811.913.4+283

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, Greater Perth: 10.9% No qualification, Greater Perth: 42.3% Vocational, Greater Perth: 18.6% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Greater Perth: 8.6% Bachelor or Higher degree, Greater Perth: 19.6% Not stated, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 10.8% No qualification, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 47.5% Vocational, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 25.6% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 7.3% Bachelor or Higher degree, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 8.9%
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, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +283 No qualification, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +1,411 Vocational, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +1,222 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +333 Bachelor or Higher degree, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +450
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 Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale in 2011 compared to Greater Perth 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, 41.7% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 47.5% had no qualifications, compared with 46.8% and 42.3% respectively for Greater Perth.

The major differences between qualifications held by the population of the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale and Greater Perth were:

  • A larger percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (25.6% compared to 18.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons with No qualifications (47.5% compared to 42.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (8.9% compared to 19.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (7.3% compared to 8.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications of the population in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale between 2006 and 2011 were in those with:

  • No qualifications (+1,411 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+1,222 persons)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+450 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+333 persons)
v17.10.06-1.0.0