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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander profile - Qualifications

10.7% of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the City of Tea Tree Gully have a tertiary qualification.

Highest qualification achieved shows the level of qualification, school or non-school, which is the highest that a person has achieved. This topic is useful for looking at the education and work prospects of the indigenous community, how many have completed schooling, and how many have gone on to University or TAFE qualifications.

This is an important indicator of the socio-economic status of the indigenous community in the area, and should be viewed in conjunction with the more detailed Highest Level of Schooling and Education Institute Attending variables, as well as Employment Status.

Derived from the Census questions:

'What is the level of the highest qualification the person has completed?' and 'What is the highest year of primary or secondary school the person has completed?'

Persons aged 15 years and over

Highest qualification achieved
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples - City of Tea Tree Gully20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%South Australia - ATSI %Number%South Australia - ATSI %2006 to 2011
Bachelor degree level or higher275.24.3153.53.4+12
Advanced diploma or diploma295.53.9235.33.1+6
Vocational (certificate)8215.612.85813.410.4+24
Year 11 or 1215429.424.713731.723.5+17
Year 10 or below17633.636.014232.939.2+34
No educational attainment71.31.700.01.7+7
Not stated/inadequately described499.416.65713.218.8-8

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 No educational attainment, South Australia - ATSI: 1.7% Year 10 or below, South Australia - ATSI: 36.0% Year 11 or 12, South Australia - ATSI: 24.7% Vocational (certificate), South Australia - ATSI: 12.8% Advanced diploma or diploma, South Australia - ATSI: 3.9% Bachelor degree level or higher, South Australia - ATSI: 4.3% No educational attainment, City of Tea Tree Gully - ATSI: 1.3% Year 10 or below, City of Tea Tree Gully - ATSI: 33.6% Year 11 or 12, City of Tea Tree Gully - ATSI: 29.4% Vocational (certificate), City of Tea Tree Gully - ATSI: 15.6% Advanced diploma or diploma, City of Tea Tree Gully - ATSI: 5.5% Bachelor degree level or higher, City of Tea Tree Gully - ATSI: 5.2%
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 No educational attainment, Dernancourt: +7 Year 10 or below, Dernancourt: +34 Year 11 or 12, Dernancourt: +17 Vocational (certificate), Dernancourt: +24 Advanced diploma or diploma, Dernancourt: +6 Bachelor degree level or higher, Dernancourt: +12
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 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the City of Tea Tree Gully in 2011 compared to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in South Australia - ATSI 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 similar proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 26.3% of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 1.3% had no qualifications, compared with 20.9% and 1.7% respectively for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in South Australia - ATSI.

The major differences between highest educational attainment held by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population of Dernancourt and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in South Australia - ATSI were:

  • A larger percentage of people who completed year 11 or 12 (29.4% compared to 24.7%)
  • A larger percentage of people who completed vocational qualification (15.6% compared to 12.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people who completed an advanced diploma or diploma (5.5% compared to 3.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people who completed year 10 or below (33.6% compared to 36.0%)

Emerging groups

There were no major changes in highest educational attainment of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Dernancourt between 2006 and 2011.