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479 people in Surrey 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, Surrey 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
Surrey Downs - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%City of Tea Tree Gully %Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree
2549.514.12107.811.3+44
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
2258.48.91726.47.8+53
Vocational
71526.621.863323.420.8+82
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification1,26647.147.31,43553.151.0-169
Not stated
2278.47.92549.49.0-27

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 Tea Tree Gully: 7.9% No qualification, City of Tea Tree Gully: 47.3% Vocational, City of Tea Tree Gully: 21.8% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Tea Tree Gully: 8.9% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Tea Tree Gully: 14.1% Not stated, Surrey Downs: 8.4% No qualification, Surrey Downs: 47.1% Vocational, Surrey Downs: 26.6% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Surrey Downs: 8.4% Bachelor or Higher degree, Surrey Downs: 9.5%
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, Surrey Downs: -27 No qualification, Surrey Downs: -169 Vocational, Surrey Downs: +82 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Surrey Downs: +53 Bachelor or Higher degree, Surrey Downs: +44
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 Surrey Downs in 2011 compared to the City of Tea Tree Gully shows that there was a similar proportion of people holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), as well as a similar proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 44.4% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 47.1% had no qualifications, compared with 44.8% and 47.3% respectively for the City of Tea Tree Gully.

The major differences between qualifications held by the population of Surrey Downs and the City of Tea Tree Gully were:

  • A larger percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (26.6% compared to 21.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (9.5% compared to 14.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications of the population in Surrey Downs between 2006 and 2011 were in those with:

  • No qualifications (-169 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+82 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+53 persons)