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Kew East

Highest level of schooling

In Kew East, 70% of people aged over 15 years had completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent) as of 2011.

Kew 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
Kew East - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Level of schoolingNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2006 to 2011
Year 8 or below2404.73.32905.93.9-50
Year 9 or equivalent1663.33.01813.73.2-15
Year 10 or equivalent3767.47.03877.97.9-11
Year 11 or equivalent4248.38.24609.49.3-36
Year 12 or equivalent3,58170.472.23,18565.167.7+396
Did not go to school340.70.5310.60.6+3
Not stated2635.25.93637.47.4-100

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 Boroondara: 0.5% Year 12 or equivalent, City of Boroondara: 72.2% Year 11 or equivalent, City of Boroondara: 8.2% Year 10 or equivalent, City of Boroondara: 7.0% Year 9 or equivalent, City of Boroondara: 3.0% Year 8 or below, City of Boroondara: 3.3% Did not go to school, Kew East: 0.7% Year 12 or equivalent, Kew East: 70.4% Year 11 or equivalent, Kew East: 8.3% Year 10 or equivalent, Kew East: 7.4% Year 9 or equivalent, Kew East: 3.3% Year 8 or below, Kew East: 4.7%
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, Kew East: +3 Year 12 or equivalent, Kew East: +396 Year 11 or equivalent, Kew East: -36 Year 10 or equivalent, Kew East: -11 Year 9 or equivalent, Kew East: -15 Year 8 or below, Kew East: -50
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 Kew East in 2011 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, 16.1% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 70.4% went on to complete Year 12 or equivalent, compared with 13.8% and 72.2% respectively for the City of Boroondara.

The major differences between the level of schooling attained by the population in Kew East and the City of Boroondara were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 8 or below (4.7% compared to 3.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 12 or equivalent (70.4% compared to 72.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+396 persons)
  • Year 8 or below (-50 persons)

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