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Sunshine North

Highest level of schooling

In Sunshine North, 43% of people aged over 15 years had completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent) as of 2011.

Sunshine North'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
Sunshine North - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Level of schoolingNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Year 8 or below1,30715.010.91,45217.713.1-145
Year 9 or equivalent5476.35.75506.76.5-3
Year 10 or equivalent98411.312.51,06613.013.8-82
Year 11 or equivalent7238.310.281810.011.5-95
Year 12 or equivalent3,76843.147.33,07237.541.0+696
Did not go to school4124.72.93964.83.2+16
Not stated99311.410.484510.310.9+148

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, Sunshine North: 4.7% Year 12 or equivalent, Sunshine North: 43.1% Year 11 or equivalent, Sunshine North: 8.3% Year 10 or equivalent, Sunshine North: 11.3% Year 9 or equivalent, Sunshine North: 6.3% Year 8 or below, Sunshine North: 15.0%
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, Sunshine North: +16 Year 12 or equivalent, Sunshine North: +696 Year 11 or equivalent, Sunshine North: -95 Year 10 or equivalent, Sunshine North: -82 Year 9 or equivalent, Sunshine North: -3 Year 8 or below, Sunshine North: -145
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 Sunshine North 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, 37.2% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 43.1% 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 Sunshine North and City of Brimbank were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 8 or below (15.0% compared to 10.9%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did not go to school (4.7% compared to 2.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 12 or equivalent (43.1% compared to 47.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 11 or equivalent (8.3% compared to 10.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+696 persons)
  • Year 8 or below (-145 persons)
  • Year 11 or equivalent (-95 persons)
  • Year 10 or equivalent (-82 persons)

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