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Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill
Highest level of schooling

In Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill, 47% of people aged over 15 years had completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent) as of 2011.

Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill's school completion data is a useful indicator of socio-economic status. With other indicators, such as Proficiency in English, the data informs planners and decision-makers about people's ability to access services. Combined with Educational Qualifications it also allows assessment of the skill base of the population.

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
Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Level of schoolingNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Year 8 or below2308.37.72439.49.0-13
Year 9 or equivalent1896.86.41877.27.3+2
Year 10 or equivalent51718.521.756721.924.1-50
Year 11 or equivalent1495.35.41495.85.30
Year 12 or equivalent1,30846.846.51,06541.240.6+243
Did not go to school973.52.7963.72.9+1
Not stated30210.89.528110.910.8+21

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, Bankstown City: 2.7% Year 12 or equivalent, Bankstown City: 46.5% Year 11 or equivalent, Bankstown City: 5.4% Year 10 or equivalent, Bankstown City: 21.7% Year 9 or equivalent, Bankstown City: 6.4% Year 8 or below, Bankstown City: 7.7% Did not go to school, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: 3.5% Year 12 or equivalent, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: 46.8% Year 11 or equivalent, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: 5.3% Year 10 or equivalent, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: 18.5% Year 9 or equivalent, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: 6.8% Year 8 or below, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: 8.3%
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, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: +1 Year 12 or equivalent, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: +243 Year 11 or equivalent, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: 0 Year 10 or equivalent, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: -50 Year 9 or equivalent, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: +2 Year 8 or below, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: -13
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the highest level of schooling attained by the population in Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill in 2011 compared to Bankstown City shows that there was a lower proportion of people who had left school at an early level (Year 10 or less) and a similar proportion of people who completed Year 12 or equivalent.

Overall, 37.0% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 46.8% went on to complete Year 12 or equivalent, compared with 38.6% and 46.5% respectively for Bankstown City.

The major difference between the level of schooling attained by the population in Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill and Bankstown City was:

  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 10 or equivalent (18.5% compared to 21.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the level of schooling attained by the population in Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+243 persons)
  • Year 10 or equivalent (-50 persons)

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