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Highest level of schooling

In the City of Brimbank, 47% of people aged over 15 years had completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent) as of 2011.

The City of Brimbank'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
City of Brimbank - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Level of schoolingNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Year 8 or below16,19310.96.417,46613.17.8-1,273
Year 9 or equivalent8,4015.75.58,6616.56.2-260
Year 10 or equivalent18,56312.512.918,49213.814.1+71
Year 11 or equivalent15,09410.211.515,42011.512.6-326
Year 12 or equivalent70,01647.354.654,87641.048.4+15,140
Did not go to school4,2982.91.24,2573.21.3+41
Not stated15,36710.47.914,54910.99.7+818

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, Greater Melbourne: 1.2% Year 12 or equivalent, Greater Melbourne: 54.6% Year 11 or equivalent, Greater Melbourne: 11.5% Year 10 or equivalent, Greater Melbourne: 12.9% Year 9 or equivalent, Greater Melbourne: 5.5% Year 8 or below, Greater Melbourne: 6.4% Did not go to school, City of Brimbank: 2.9% Year 12 or equivalent, City of Brimbank: 47.3% Year 11 or equivalent, City of Brimbank: 10.2% Year 10 or equivalent, City of Brimbank: 12.5% Year 9 or equivalent, City of Brimbank: 5.7% Year 8 or below, City of Brimbank: 10.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
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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, City of Brimbank: +41 Year 12 or equivalent, City of Brimbank: +15,140 Year 11 or equivalent, City of Brimbank: -326 Year 10 or equivalent, City of Brimbank: +71 Year 9 or equivalent, City of Brimbank: -260 Year 8 or below, City of Brimbank: -1,273
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the highest level of schooling attained by the population in the City of Brimbank in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne 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, 32.1% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 47.3% went on to complete Year 12 or equivalent, compared with 26.0% and 54.6% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The major differences between the level of schooling attained by the population in the City of Brimbank and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 8 or below (10.9% compared to 6.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did not go to school (2.9% compared to 1.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 12 or equivalent (47.3% compared to 54.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 11 or equivalent (10.2% compared to 11.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+15,140 persons)
  • Year 8 or below (-1,273 persons)
  • Year 11 or equivalent (-326 persons)
  • Year 9 or equivalent (-260 persons)

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