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Brighton East

Highest level of schooling

In Brighton East, 66% of people aged over 15 years had completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent) as of 2011.

Brighton East'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
Brighton East - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Level of schoolingNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
Year 8 or below4343.63.34433.84.3-9
Year 9 or equivalent4073.43.74263.74.1-19
Year 10 or equivalent1,0819.09.81,1289.710.9-47
Year 11 or equivalent1,1999.910.71,33911.512.0-140
Year 12 or equivalent7,98066.165.07,25462.159.9+726
Did not go to school440.40.4500.40.4-6
Not stated9277.77.21,0408.98.5-113

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, City of Bayside: 0.4% Year 12 or equivalent, City of Bayside: 65.0% Year 11 or equivalent, City of Bayside: 10.7% Year 10 or equivalent, City of Bayside: 9.8% Year 9 or equivalent, City of Bayside: 3.7% Year 8 or below, City of Bayside: 3.3% Did not go to school, Brighton East: 0.4% Year 12 or equivalent, Brighton East: 66.1% Year 11 or equivalent, Brighton East: 9.9% Year 10 or equivalent, Brighton East: 9.0% Year 9 or equivalent, Brighton East: 3.4% Year 8 or below, Brighton East: 3.6%
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, Brighton East: -6 Year 12 or equivalent, Brighton East: +726 Year 11 or equivalent, Brighton East: -140 Year 10 or equivalent, Brighton East: -47 Year 9 or equivalent, Brighton East: -19 Year 8 or below, Brighton East: -9
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 Brighton East in 2011 compared to City of Bayside 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, 16.3% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 66.1% went on to complete Year 12 or equivalent, compared with 17.1% and 65.0% respectively for City of Bayside.

The major difference between the level of schooling attained by the population in Brighton East and City of Bayside was:

  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 12 or equivalent (66.1% compared to 65.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+726 persons)
  • Year 11 or equivalent (-140 persons)

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