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Highest level of schooling

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

In Surrey Hills, 74% of people aged over 15 years had completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent) as of 2016.

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)20162011Change
Level of schoolingNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2011 to 2016
Year 8 or below1472.22.71942.93.3-46
Year 9 or equivalent1972.92.92013.03.0-4
Year 10 or equivalent4316.45.94747.17.0-42
Year 11 or equivalent5868.67.26029.18.2-17
Year 12 or equivalent5,03474.374.84,89873.772.2+136
Did not go to school230.30.560.10.5+17
Not stated3555.26.02684.05.9+87

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, Surrey Hills: 0.3% Year 12 or equivalent, Surrey Hills: 74.3% Year 11 or equivalent, Surrey Hills: 8.6% Year 10 or equivalent, Surrey Hills: 6.4% Year 9 or equivalent, Surrey Hills: 2.9% Year 8 or below, Surrey Hills: 2.2%
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, Surrey Hills: +17 Year 12 or equivalent, Surrey Hills: +136 Year 11 or equivalent, Surrey Hills: -17 Year 10 or equivalent, Surrey Hills: -42 Year 9 or equivalent, Surrey Hills: -4 Year 8 or below, Surrey Hills: -46
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 Surrey Hills in 2016 compared to the City of Boroondara shows that there was a similar proportion of people who had left school at an early level (Year 10 or less) as well as a similar proportion of people who completed Year 12 or equivalent.

Overall, 11.8% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 74.3% 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 Surrey Hills and the City of Boroondara was:

  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 11 or equivalent (8.6% compared to 7.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the level of schooling attained by the population in Surrey Hills, between 2011 and 2016 was:

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+136 persons)

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