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2,498 people in Unley Park Ward 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, Unley Park Ward'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
Unley Park Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree
2,05241.336.71,78035.331.4+272
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
4469.08.84508.99.0-3
Vocational
4008.110.54599.111.0-59
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification1,67333.734.41,83336.338.1-160
Not stated
3927.99.652810.510.6-136

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 Unley: 9.6% No qualification, City of Unley: 34.4% Vocational, City of Unley: 10.5% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Unley: 8.8% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Unley: 36.7% Not stated, Unley Park Ward: 7.9% No qualification, Unley Park Ward: 33.7% Vocational, Unley Park Ward: 8.1% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Unley Park Ward: 9.0% Bachelor or Higher degree, Unley Park Ward: 41.3%
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, Unley Park Ward: -136 No qualification, Unley Park Ward: -160 Vocational, Unley Park Ward: -59 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Unley Park Ward: -3 Bachelor or Higher degree, Unley Park Ward: +272
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 Unley Park Ward in 2011 compared to the City of Unley 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, 58.4% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 33.7% had no qualifications, compared with 56.0% and 34.4% respectively for the City of Unley.

The major differences between qualifications held by the population of Unley Park Ward and the City of Unley were:

  • A larger percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (41.3% compared to 36.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (8.1% compared to 10.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications of the population in Unley Park Ward between 2006 and 2011 were in those with:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+272 persons)
  • No qualifications (-160 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (-59 persons)