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Western Rural

Qualifications

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524 people in Western Rural 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, Western Rural'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
Western Rural - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Tamworth Regional Council %Number%Tamworth Regional Council %2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree
30912.712.525810.110.4+51
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
2158.97.81696.66.6+46
Vocational
62525.823.871928.122.9-94
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification95439.343.01,14444.747.9-190
Not stated
32113.312.827010.612.2+51

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, Tamworth Regional Council: 12.8% No qualification, Tamworth Regional Council: 43.0% Vocational, Tamworth Regional Council: 23.8% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Tamworth Regional Council: 7.8% Bachelor or Higher degree, Tamworth Regional Council: 12.5% Not stated, Western Rural: 13.3% No qualification, Western Rural: 39.3% Vocational, Western Rural: 25.8% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Western Rural: 8.9% Bachelor or Higher degree, Western Rural: 12.7%
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, Western Rural: +51 No qualification, Western Rural: -190 Vocational, Western Rural: -94 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Western Rural: +46 Bachelor or Higher degree, Western Rural: +51
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 Western Rural in 2016 compared to Tamworth Regional Council 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, 47.4% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 39.3% had no qualifications, compared with 44.1% and 43.0% respectively for Tamworth Regional Council.

The major differences between qualifications held by the population of Western Rural and Tamworth Regional Council were:

  • A larger percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (25.8% compared to 23.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (8.9% compared to 7.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with No qualifications (39.3% compared to 43.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • No qualifications (-190 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (-94 persons)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+51 persons)
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