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Grasslands Ward

Highest level of schooling

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In Grasslands Ward, 51% of people aged over 15 years had completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent) as of 2016.

Grasslands Ward'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
Grasslands Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Level of schoolingNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
Year 8 or below4,64310.29.74,68111.210.9-38
Year 9 or equivalent2,5205.65.42,4775.95.7+43
Year 10 or equivalent5,12211.311.65,16312.412.5-41
Year 11 or equivalent3,8318.49.23,8329.210.2-1
Year 12 or equivalent23,25751.352.319,39746.547.3+3,860
Did not go to school1,7233.83.31,3303.22.9+393
Not stated4,2429.48.54,82211.610.4-580

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 Brimbank: 3.3% Year 12 or equivalent, City of Brimbank: 52.3% Year 11 or equivalent, City of Brimbank: 9.2% Year 10 or equivalent, City of Brimbank: 11.6% Year 9 or equivalent, City of Brimbank: 5.4% Year 8 or below, City of Brimbank: 9.7% Did not go to school, Grasslands Ward: 3.8% Year 12 or equivalent, Grasslands Ward: 51.3% Year 11 or equivalent, Grasslands Ward: 8.4% Year 10 or equivalent, Grasslands Ward: 11.3% Year 9 or equivalent, Grasslands Ward: 5.6% Year 8 or below, Grasslands Ward: 10.2%
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, Grasslands Ward: +393 Year 12 or equivalent, Grasslands Ward: +3,860 Year 11 or equivalent, Grasslands Ward: -1 Year 10 or equivalent, Grasslands Ward: -41 Year 9 or equivalent, Grasslands Ward: +43 Year 8 or below, Grasslands Ward: -38
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 Grasslands Ward in 2016 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, 30.9% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 51.3% went on to complete Year 12 or equivalent, compared with 30.0% and 52.3% respectively for City of Brimbank.

The major difference between the level of schooling attained by the population in Grasslands Ward and City of Brimbank was:

  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 12 or equivalent (51.3% compared to 52.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the level of schooling attained by the population in Grasslands Ward, between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+3,860 persons)
  • Did not go to school (+393 persons)

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