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Taylors Ward

Highest level of schooling

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

In Taylors Ward, 55% of people aged over 15 years had completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent) as of 2016.

Taylors 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
Taylors Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Level of schoolingNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
Year 8 or below3,2237.99.73,3298.310.9-106
Year 9 or equivalent2,0575.15.42,1175.35.7-60
Year 10 or equivalent5,08412.511.65,44713.612.5-363
Year 11 or equivalent4,68111.59.25,14012.810.2-459
Year 12 or equivalent22,28154.752.320,21250.447.3+2,069
Did not go to school7031.73.36851.72.9+18
Not stated2,6696.68.53,1918.010.4-522

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, Taylors Ward: 1.7% Year 12 or equivalent, Taylors Ward: 54.7% Year 11 or equivalent, Taylors Ward: 11.5% Year 10 or equivalent, Taylors Ward: 12.5% Year 9 or equivalent, Taylors Ward: 5.1% Year 8 or below, Taylors Ward: 7.9%
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, Taylors Ward: +18 Year 12 or equivalent, Taylors Ward: +2,069 Year 11 or equivalent, Taylors Ward: -459 Year 10 or equivalent, Taylors Ward: -363 Year 9 or equivalent, Taylors Ward: -60 Year 8 or below, Taylors Ward: -106
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 Taylors Ward in 2016 compared to City of Brimbank shows that there was a lower proportion of people who had left school at an early level (Year 10 or less) and a higher proportion of people who completed Year 12 or equivalent.

Overall, 27.2% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 54.7% went on to complete Year 12 or equivalent, compared with 30.0% and 52.3% respectively for City of Brimbank.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 12 or equivalent (54.7% compared to 52.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 11 or equivalent (11.5% compared to 9.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 8 or below (7.9% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did not go to school (1.7% compared to 3.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+2,069 persons)
  • Year 11 or equivalent (-459 persons)
  • Year 10 or equivalent (-363 persons)
  • Year 8 or below (-106 persons)

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