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Eastern Region Alliance area

Qualifications

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94,838 people in Eastern Region Alliance area 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, Eastern Region Alliance area'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
Eastern Region Alliance area - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree
71,91229.440.660,68125.636.7+11,231
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
22,9269.49.020,8718.88.8+2,055
Vocational
38,98415.910.536,28015.310.5+2,704
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification93,14638.132.199,15641.834.4-6,010
Not stated
17,4997.27.820,3968.69.6-2,897

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, City of Unley: 7.8% No qualification, City of Unley: 32.1% Vocational, City of Unley: 10.5% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Unley: 9.0% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Unley: 40.6% Not stated, Eastern Region Alliance area: 7.2% No qualification, Eastern Region Alliance area: 38.1% Vocational, Eastern Region Alliance area: 15.9% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Eastern Region Alliance area: 9.4% Bachelor or Higher degree, Eastern Region Alliance area: 29.4%
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, Eastern Region Alliance area: -2,897 No qualification, Eastern Region Alliance area: -6,010 Vocational, Eastern Region Alliance area: +2,704 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Eastern Region Alliance area: +2,055 Bachelor or Higher degree, Eastern Region Alliance area: +11,231
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 Eastern Region Alliance area in 2016 compared to City of Unley 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, 54.7% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 38.1% had no qualifications, compared with 60.1% and 32.1% respectively for City of Unley.

The major differences between qualifications held by the population of Eastern Region Alliance area and City of Unley were:

  • A larger percentage of persons with No qualifications (38.1% compared to 32.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (15.9% compared to 10.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (29.4% compared to 40.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications of the population in Eastern Region Alliance area between 2011 and 2016 were in those with:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+11,231 persons)
  • No qualifications (-6,010 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+2,704 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+2,055 persons)
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