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Ancestry - Russian
Qualifications

11,306 people (48%) with Russian ancestry living in New South Wales had a tertiary qualification in 2011.

Educational Qualifications relates to education beyond primary and secondary school and are one of the most important indicators of socio-economic status. For the overseas-born they are likely to be related to the age and year of migration (younger age groups are more likely to have qualifications generally), and also to the level of skilled migration. The recognition of overseas qualifications in Australia and the Census may also be a factor influencing the qualification levels of migrant communities. Overseas-born populations may have higher or lower qualification levels than the total population, and this may affect Employment Status and Household Income .

Derived from the Census questions:

  • 'What is the level of the highest qualification the person has completed?'
  • 'What is the person's ancestry?'(multi-response)

  • Total NSW population
  • Population with Russian ancestry
Highest qualification achieved
Russian ancestry20112006Change
Qualification levelNumberRussian %% of total NSW populationNumberRussian %% of total NSW population2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree8,56936.419.96,92531.116.5+1,644
Advanced Diploma or Diploma2,73711.68.32,44811.07.4+289
Vocational3,18613.517.73,07313.816.8+113
No qualification7,21930.742.87,81035.145.5-591
Not stated1,8067.711.42,0059.013.8-199

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 No qualification, Total New South Wales population: 42.8% Vocational, Total New South Wales population: 17.7% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Total New South Wales population: 8.3% Bachelor or Higher degree, Total New South Wales population: 19.9% No qualification, Ancestry - Russian: 30.7% Vocational, Ancestry - Russian: 13.5% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Ancestry - Russian: 11.6% Bachelor or Higher degree, Ancestry - Russian: 36.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in highest qualification achieved, 2006 to 2011
Change in highest qualification achieved, 2006 to 2011 No qualification, New South Wales: -591 Vocational, New South Wales: +113 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, New South Wales: +289 Bachelor or Higher degree, New South Wales: +1,644
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the qualifications held by New South Wales Russian ancestry population compared to the total population shows that in 2011 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, 61.6% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 30.7% had no qualifications, compared with 45.8% and 42.8% respectively for the the New South Wales total population.

In NSW, the major differences between the qualifications of Russian ancestry population compared to the total population were:

  • A larger percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (36.4% compared to 19.9%)
  • A larger percentage of persons with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (11.6% compared to 8.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with No qualifications (30.7% compared to 42.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Vocationals (13.5% compared to 17.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the NSW Russian ancestry popluation between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+1,644 persons)
  • No qualifications (-591 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+289 persons)
  • Vocationals (+113 persons)