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Surrey Hills

Highest level of schooling

In Surrey Hills, 74% of people aged over 15 years had completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent) as of 2011.

Surrey Hills'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
Surrey Hills - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Level of schoolingNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2006 to 2011
Year 8 or below1952.93.32143.33.9-19
Year 9 or equivalent2023.03.02694.13.2-67
Year 10 or equivalent4757.17.05438.37.9-68
Year 11 or equivalent6049.18.269910.79.3-95
Year 12 or equivalent4,91373.772.24,41667.767.7+497
Did not go to school70.10.570.10.60
Not stated2694.05.93745.77.4-104

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, Surrey Hills: 0.1% Year 12 or equivalent, Surrey Hills: 73.7% Year 11 or equivalent, Surrey Hills: 9.1% Year 10 or equivalent, Surrey Hills: 7.1% Year 9 or equivalent, Surrey Hills: 3.0% Year 8 or below, Surrey Hills: 2.9%
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, Surrey Hills: 0 Year 12 or equivalent, Surrey Hills: +497 Year 11 or equivalent, Surrey Hills: -95 Year 10 or equivalent, Surrey Hills: -68 Year 9 or equivalent, Surrey Hills: -67 Year 8 or below, Surrey Hills: -19
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 Surrey Hills in 2011 compared to the City of Boroondara 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, 13.2% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 73.7% went on to complete Year 12 or equivalent, compared with 13.8% and 72.2% respectively for the City of Boroondara.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 12 or equivalent (73.7% compared to 72.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+497 persons)
  • Year 11 or equivalent (-95 persons)
  • Year 10 or equivalent (-68 persons)
  • Year 9 or equivalent (-67 persons)

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