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Balwyn

Highest level of schooling

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

In Balwyn, 73% of people aged over 15 years had completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent) as of 2016.

Balwyn'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
Balwyn - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Level of schoolingNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2011 to 2016
Year 8 or below3573.22.74223.93.3-65
Year 9 or equivalent4173.72.93763.53.0+41
Year 10 or equivalent7656.85.99288.57.0-163
Year 11 or equivalent8847.97.21,0389.68.2-154
Year 12 or equivalent8,13872.674.87,51669.172.2+621
Did not go to school550.50.5530.50.5+2
Not stated5905.36.05374.95.9+53

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, City of Boroondara: 0.5% Year 12 or equivalent, City of Boroondara: 74.8% Year 11 or equivalent, City of Boroondara: 7.2% Year 10 or equivalent, City of Boroondara: 5.9% Year 9 or equivalent, City of Boroondara: 2.9% Year 8 or below, City of Boroondara: 2.7% Did not go to school, Balwyn: 0.5% Year 12 or equivalent, Balwyn: 72.6% Year 11 or equivalent, Balwyn: 7.9% Year 10 or equivalent, Balwyn: 6.8% Year 9 or equivalent, Balwyn: 3.7% Year 8 or below, Balwyn: 3.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
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, Balwyn: +2 Year 12 or equivalent, Balwyn: +621 Year 11 or equivalent, Balwyn: -154 Year 10 or equivalent, Balwyn: -163 Year 9 or equivalent, Balwyn: +41 Year 8 or below, Balwyn: -65
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 Balwyn in 2016 compared to the City of Boroondara 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, 14.2% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 72.6% went on to complete Year 12 or equivalent, compared with 12.0% and 74.8% respectively for the City of Boroondara.

The major difference between the level of schooling attained by the population in Balwyn and the City of Boroondara was:

  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 12 or equivalent (72.6% compared to 74.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+621 persons)
  • Year 10 or equivalent (-163 persons)
  • Year 11 or equivalent (-154 persons)
  • Year 8 or below (-65 persons)

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