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Benalla Rural City

Highest level of schooling

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

In Benalla Rural City, 34% of people aged over 15 years had completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent) as of 2016.

Benalla Rural City'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
Benalla Rural City - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Level of schoolingNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2011 to 2016
Year 8 or below8897.66.71,0569.48.5-167
Year 9 or equivalent1,0298.88.51,17110.49.6-142
Year 10 or equivalent2,33620.019.02,46421.920.4-128
Year 11 or equivalent2,06617.716.02,11618.816.9-50
Year 12 or equivalent4,01934.438.93,64532.435.6+374
Did not go to school290.20.5410.40.5-12
Not stated1,32111.310.47746.98.6+547

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Highest level of schooling completed, 2016
Highest level of schooling completed, 2016 Did not go to school, Regional VIC: 0.5% Year 12 or equivalent, Regional VIC: 38.9% Year 11 or equivalent, Regional VIC: 16.0% Year 10 or equivalent, Regional VIC: 19.0% Year 9 or equivalent, Regional VIC: 8.5% Year 8 or below, Regional VIC: 6.7% Did not go to school, Benalla Rural City: 0.2% Year 12 or equivalent, Benalla Rural City: 34.4% Year 11 or equivalent, Benalla Rural City: 17.7% Year 10 or equivalent, Benalla Rural City: 20.0% Year 9 or equivalent, Benalla Rural City: 8.8% Year 8 or below, Benalla Rural City: 7.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
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Change in highest level of schooling completed, 2011 to 2016
Change in highest level of schooling completed, 2011 to 2016 Did not go to school, Benalla Rural City: -12 Year 12 or equivalent, Benalla Rural City: +374 Year 11 or equivalent, Benalla Rural City: -50 Year 10 or equivalent, Benalla Rural City: -128 Year 9 or equivalent, Benalla Rural City: -142 Year 8 or below, Benalla Rural City: -167
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the highest level of schooling attained by the population in Benalla Rural City in 2016 compared to Regional VIC 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, 36.6% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 34.4% went on to complete Year 12 or equivalent, compared with 34.7% and 38.9% respectively for Regional VIC.

The major differences between the level of schooling attained by the population in Benalla Rural City and Regional VIC were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 11 or equivalent (17.7% compared to 16.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 12 or equivalent (34.4% compared to 38.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the level of schooling attained by the population in Benalla Rural City, between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+374 persons)
  • Year 8 or below (-167 persons)
  • Year 9 or equivalent (-142 persons)
  • Year 10 or equivalent (-128 persons)

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