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Warringah Council area

Life-stages - Qualifications

In 2011, 1,979 people aged 18 to 24 years in Warringah Council area had a tertiary qualification.

Educational Qualifications relate to education outside of primary and secondary school and are one of the most important indicators of socio-economic status. They apply only to people over the age of 15 and include only qualifications gained outside of schooling.

Qualification levels are typically higher among the young and decreases with age, due to the increasing importance of education in the job market over time. For this reason, looking at qualifications for a specific age group removes this effect and may reveal patterns in school completion and university qualifications specific to the local area.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the level of the highest qualification the person has completed?'

People aged 18 to 24 years

Highest qualification achieved
Warringah Council area - 18 to 24 years20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%New South WalesNumber%New South Wales2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree1,21511.910.41,09410.610.0+121
Advanced Diploma or Diploma7647.55.68268.05.4-62
Vocational1,54215.116.41,53014.815.8+12
No qualification6,04259.358.65,93857.357.5+104
Not stated6246.19.09699.411.3-345

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, New South Wales: 9.0% No qualification, New South Wales: 58.6% Vocational, New South Wales: 16.4% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, New South Wales: 5.6% Bachelor or Higher degree, New South Wales: 10.4% Not stated, Warringah Council area: 6.1% No qualification, Warringah Council area: 59.3% Vocational, Warringah Council area: 15.1% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Warringah Council area: 7.5% Bachelor or Higher degree, Warringah Council area: 11.9%
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, Warringah Council area: -345 No qualification, Warringah Council area: +104 Vocational, Warringah Council area: +12 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Warringah Council area: -62 Bachelor or Higher degree, Warringah Council area: +121
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 people aged 18 to 24 years in Warringah Council area in 2011 compared to New South Wales shows that there was a higher proportion of people holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), as well as a higher proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

The major differences between qualifications held by people aged 18 to 24 years of Warringah Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (7.5% compared to 5.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Bachelor or Higher degrees (11.9% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Vocational qualifications (15.1% compared to 16.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications of people aged 18 to 24 years in Warringah Council area between 2006 and 2011 were in those with:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+121 persons)
  • No qualifications (+104 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (-62 persons)
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