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Birthplace - Bangladesh
Qualifications

10,932 people (68%) born in Bangladesh 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?'
  • 'In which country was the person born?'

  • Total NSW employed persons aged 15 years and over
  • Population born in Bangladesh
Highest qualification achieved
Birthplace - Bangladesh20112006Change
Qualification levelNumberBangladesh %% of total NSW populationNumberBangladesh %% of total NSW population2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree9,21257.519.95,29653.816.5+3,916
Advanced Diploma or Diploma1,72010.78.37577.77.4+963
Vocational8365.217.74334.416.8+403
No qualification3,48521.742.82,55426.045.5+931
Not stated7744.811.47978.113.8-23

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, Bithplace - Bangladesh: 21.7% Vocational, Bithplace - Bangladesh: 5.2% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Bithplace - Bangladesh: 10.7% Bachelor or Higher degree, Bithplace - Bangladesh: 57.5%
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, LGA - [Parameter].[WebIDLabel]: +931 Vocational, LGA - [Parameter].[WebIDLabel]: +403 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, LGA - [Parameter].[WebIDLabel]: +963 Bachelor or Higher degree, LGA - [Parameter].[WebIDLabel]: +3,916
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 Bangladesh born 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, 73.4% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 21.7% 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 Bangladesh born population compared to the total population were:

  • A larger percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (57.5% compared to 19.9%)
  • A larger percentage of persons with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (10.7% compared to 8.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with No qualifications (21.7% compared to 42.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Vocationals (5.2% compared to 17.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the NSW Bangladesh born population between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+3,916 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+963 persons)
  • No qualifications (+931 persons)
  • Vocationals (+403 persons)