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City of West Torrens

Qualifications

13,706 people in the City of West Torrens 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, the City of West Torrens'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
City of West Torrens - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree
9,92921.218.27,10215.914.8+2,827
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
3,7778.17.83,0376.86.9+740
Vocational
7,57016.118.17,10615.917.0+464
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification20,96044.746.322,02849.450.0-1,068
Not stated
4,6509.99.65,35012.011.3-700

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, Greater Adelaide: 9.6% No qualification, Greater Adelaide: 46.3% Vocational, Greater Adelaide: 18.1% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Greater Adelaide: 7.8% Bachelor or Higher degree, Greater Adelaide: 18.2% Not stated, City of West Torrens: 9.9% No qualification, City of West Torrens: 44.7% Vocational, City of West Torrens: 16.1% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of West Torrens: 8.1% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of West Torrens: 21.2%
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 Not stated, City of West Torrens: -700 No qualification, City of West Torrens: -1,068 Vocational, City of West Torrens: +464 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of West Torrens: +740 Bachelor or Higher degree, City of West Torrens: +2,827
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 the City of West Torrens in 2011 compared to Greater Adelaide 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, 45.4% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 44.7% had no qualifications, compared with 44.1% and 46.3% respectively for Greater Adelaide.

The major differences between qualifications held by the population of the City of West Torrens and Greater Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (21.2% compared to 18.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (16.1% compared to 18.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with No qualifications (44.7% compared to 46.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications of the population in the City of West Torrens between 2006 and 2011 were in those with:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+2,827 persons)
  • No qualifications (-1,068 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+740 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+464 persons)
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