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West Ward

Highest level of schooling

In West Ward, 44% of people aged over 15 years had completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent) as of 2011.

West Ward'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
West Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Level of schoolingNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Year 8 or below2,2947.37.72,5478.59.0-254
Year 9 or equivalent2,2077.06.42,3487.97.3-141
Year 10 or equivalent8,05525.521.78,36828.024.1-313
Year 11 or equivalent1,7545.65.41,5225.15.3+232
Year 12 or equivalent14,03644.446.511,75939.340.6+2,277
Did not go to school6091.92.76762.32.9-67
Not stated2,6468.49.52,6799.010.8-33

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, West Ward: 1.9% Year 12 or equivalent, West Ward: 44.4% Year 11 or equivalent, West Ward: 5.6% Year 10 or equivalent, West Ward: 25.5% Year 9 or equivalent, West Ward: 7.0% Year 8 or below, West Ward: 7.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
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, West Ward: -67 Year 12 or equivalent, West Ward: +2,277 Year 11 or equivalent, West Ward: +232 Year 10 or equivalent, West Ward: -313 Year 9 or equivalent, West Ward: -141 Year 8 or below, West Ward: -254
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 population in West Ward in 2011 compared to Bankstown City shows that there was a higher proportion of people who had left school at an early level (Year 10 or less) and a lower proportion of people who completed Year 12 or equivalent.

Overall, 41.7% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 44.4% went on to complete Year 12 or equivalent, compared with 38.6% and 46.5% respectively for Bankstown City.

The major differences between the level of schooling attained by the population in West Ward and Bankstown City were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 10 or equivalent (25.5% compared to 21.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 12 or equivalent (44.4% compared to 46.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the level of schooling attained by the population in West Ward, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+2,277 persons)
  • Year 10 or equivalent (-313 persons)
  • Year 8 or below (-254 persons)
  • Year 11 or equivalent (+232 persons)

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