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Highest level of schooling

In the City of Bayside, 65% of people aged over 15 years had completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent) as of 2011.

The City of Bayside'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
City of Bayside - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Level of schoolingNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Year 8 or below2,4093.36.43,0154.37.8-606
Year 9 or equivalent2,7153.75.52,9004.16.2-185
Year 10 or equivalent7,2419.812.97,73510.914.1-494
Year 11 or equivalent7,88110.711.58,50912.012.6-628
Year 12 or equivalent47,97965.054.642,43859.948.4+5,541
Did not go to school2700.41.22700.41.30
Not stated5,3217.27.96,0298.59.7-708

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, Greater Melbourne: 1.2% Year 12 or equivalent, Greater Melbourne: 54.6% Year 11 or equivalent, Greater Melbourne: 11.5% Year 10 or equivalent, Greater Melbourne: 12.9% Year 9 or equivalent, Greater Melbourne: 5.5% Year 8 or below, Greater Melbourne: 6.4% 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%
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, City of Bayside: 0 Year 12 or equivalent, City of Bayside: +5,541 Year 11 or equivalent, City of Bayside: -628 Year 10 or equivalent, City of Bayside: -494 Year 9 or equivalent, City of Bayside: -185 Year 8 or below, City of Bayside: -606
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 the City of Bayside in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne 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, 17.1% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 65.0% went on to complete Year 12 or equivalent, compared with 26.0% and 54.6% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The major differences between the level of schooling attained by the population in the City of Bayside and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 12 or equivalent (65.0% compared to 54.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 10 or equivalent (9.8% compared to 12.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 8 or below (3.3% compared to 6.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 9 or equivalent (3.7% compared to 5.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+5,541 persons)
  • Year 11 or equivalent (-628 persons)
  • Year 8 or below (-606 persons)
  • Year 10 or equivalent (-494 persons)

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