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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander profile - Highest level of schooling

In Bankstown City 28% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged over 15 years have completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent).

School completion data is a useful indicator of socio-economic status. With other indicators, such as Education Institute Attending, the data informs planners and decision-makers about the indigenous community’s likely literacy levels and ability to access services. Combined with Highest Education Attainment and Employment Status, it also allows assessment of the skill base of the population.

Due to the young age structure of most indigenous populations, there are likely to be a higher proportion of people with less than year 12 completion. This may imply a lower education level, but may simply be due to younger age.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the highest year of primary or secondary school the person has completed?'

Persons aged 15 years and over

Highest level of secondary schooling completed
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples - Bankstown City20112006Change
Level of schoolingNumber%New South Wales - ATSI %Number%New South Wales - ATSI %2006 to 2011
Year 12 or equivalent27028.322.416822.918.7+102
Year 11 or equivalent737.78.9547.48.0+19
Year 10 or equivalent31032.532.023031.331.2+80
Year 9 or equivalent13614.315.610514.317.1+31
Year 8 or below778.110.07810.612.2-1
Did not go to school40.40.871.00.9-3
Not stated / inadequately described848.810.39212.511.9-8

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Highest level of schooling completed, 2011
Highest level of schooling completed, 2011 Did not go to school, New South Wales - ATSI: 0.8% Year 8 or below, New South Wales - ATSI: 10.0% Year 9 or equivalent, New South Wales - ATSI: 15.6% Year 10 or equivalent, New South Wales - ATSI: 32.0% Year 11 or equivalent, New South Wales - ATSI: 8.9% Year 12 or equivalent, New South Wales - ATSI: 22.4% Did not go to school, Bankstown City - ATSI: 0.4% Year 8 or below, Bankstown City - ATSI: 8.1% Year 9 or equivalent, Bankstown City - ATSI: 14.3% Year 10 or equivalent, Bankstown City - ATSI: 32.5% Year 11 or equivalent, Bankstown City - ATSI: 7.7% Year 12 or equivalent, Bankstown City - ATSI: 28.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Change in highest level of schooling completed, 2006 to 2011
Change in highest level of schooling completed, 2006 to 2011 Did not go to school, Greenacre - Chullora: -3 Year 8 or below, Greenacre - Chullora: -1 Year 9 or equivalent, Greenacre - Chullora: +31 Year 10 or equivalent, Greenacre - Chullora: +80 Year 11 or equivalent, Greenacre - Chullora: +19 Year 12 or equivalent, Greenacre - Chullora: +102
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 highest level of schooling attained by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Bankstown City in 2011 compared to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in New South Wales - ATSI shows that there was a lower proportion of people who had left school at an early level (Year 10 or less) and a higher proportion of people who completed Year 12 or equivalent.

Overall, 55.2% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 28.3% went on to complete Year 12 or equivalent, compared with 58.5% and 22.4% respectively for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in New South Wales - ATSI.

The major differences between the level of schooling attained by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Greenacre - Chullora and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in New South Wales - ATSI were:

  • A larger percentage of people who completed year 12 or equivalent (28.3% compared to 22.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people who completed year 8 or below (8.1% compared to 10.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people who completed year 9 or equivalent (14.3% compared to 15.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people who completed year 11 or equivalent (7.7% compared to 8.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the level of schooling attained by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Greenacre - Chullora, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+102 people)
  • Year 10 or equivalent (+80 people)