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SYDNEY - CITY AND INNER SOUTH
SYDNEY - CITY AND INNER SOUTH, Higher level qualifications, By age group
Between 2001 and 2011, the working-age population in Sydney - City and Inner South increased by 30.2%. This increase was mainly among people aged 20-39 years.
SYDNEY - CITY AND INNER SOUTH, 20-64 year olds, 2001 and 2011
Source: ABS Censuses of Population and Housing, 2001 and 2011
In 2011, a larger proportion of those without a higher level qualification in Sydney - City and Inner South (20.3%) were studying for one, compared with Australia (9.8%). Most people who were studying for their first qualification were 20-29 years old (84.7%). This is consistent with the location of three universities in the region.
GREATER SYDNEY, Higher level qualifications, 20-64 yr olds (percentage point growth), by SA4, 2001 to 2011
Sydney - City and Inner South had a higher proportion of 20-64 year olds who had arrived from overseas since 2002 compared with Australia (20.6% and 9.7% respectively). A larger proportion of those in Sydney - City and Inner South who had arrived from overseas since 2002 had higher level qualifications than the Australian average, in particular those aged 20-29 years (65.3% compared with 48.0%) and 30-39 years (80.7% and 58.1%).
People aged 30-39 years who had a higher level qualification in this region were more likely to be employed (88.2%) than nationally (84.8%). However, those aged 20-29 years were less likely to be employed (82.1% compared with 83.6% nationally), and more likely not to be in the labour force (13.0% compared with 11.5%), indicating people in this age bracket were continuing to study for other qualifications.
A higher proportion of 60-64 year olds with a qualification were employed in this region (63.6%) than nationally (60.7%). Just under one third of 60-64 year olds (32.1%) were not in the labour force, slightly less than Australia as a whole (36.5%).
LABOUR FORCE STATUS, People with higher level qualifications, By age group, 2011
Source: ABS Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Between 2001 and 2011, the median weekly household income in Sydney - City and Inner South increased 63% from $955 to $1,561. This was higher than for Greater Sydney as a whole which increased by 46% from $988 to $1,444.
In summary, Sydney - City and Inner South had the highest rate of attainment of higher level qualifications of the top five regions in Australia. It is a highly urbanised area. There are many tertiary institutions situated in the region. The region has a younger population profile, has experienced above average growth in recent overseas arrivals, who were more likely to have higher level qualifications than the rest of Australia. The region also had higher median weekly household income than the rest of Sydney.
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