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Deer Park

Highest level of schooling

In Deer Park, 46% of people aged over 15 years had completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent) as of 2011.

Deer Park'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
Deer Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Level of schoolingNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Year 8 or below1,32810.110.91,39714.313.1-70
Year 9 or equivalent8386.45.77747.96.5+64
Year 10 or equivalent1,78013.512.51,60016.413.8+180
Year 11 or equivalent1,3039.910.21,13811.711.5+165
Year 12 or equivalent6,00345.747.33,56636.541.0+2,437
Did not go to school3382.62.92472.53.2+91
Not stated1,54411.810.41,03710.610.9+508

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 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% Did not go to school, Deer Park: 2.6% Year 12 or equivalent, Deer Park: 45.7% Year 11 or equivalent, Deer Park: 9.9% Year 10 or equivalent, Deer Park: 13.5% Year 9 or equivalent, Deer Park: 6.4% Year 8 or below, Deer Park: 10.1%
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, Deer Park: +91 Year 12 or equivalent, Deer Park: +2,437 Year 11 or equivalent, Deer Park: +165 Year 10 or equivalent, Deer Park: +180 Year 9 or equivalent, Deer Park: +64 Year 8 or below, Deer Park: -70
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 Deer Park in 2011 compared to City of Brimbank 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, 32.6% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 45.7% went on to complete Year 12 or equivalent, compared with 32.1% and 47.3% respectively for City of Brimbank.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 10 or equivalent (13.5% compared to 12.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 12 or equivalent (45.7% compared to 47.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+2,437 persons)
  • Year 10 or equivalent (+180 persons)
  • Year 11 or equivalent (+165 persons)
  • Did not go to school (+91 persons)

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