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Campbelltown City

Highest level of schooling

In Campbelltown City, 41% of people aged over 15 years had completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent) as of 2011.

Campbelltown City'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
Campbelltown City - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Level of schoolingNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Year 8 or below5,8975.24.86,5186.05.6-621
Year 9 or equivalent9,9288.75.510,3949.56.0-466
Year 10 or equivalent32,79328.819.633,46630.721.5-673
Year 11 or equivalent7,7256.85.37,3766.85.5+349
Year 12 or equivalent46,80641.155.039,35736.149.1+7,449
Did not go to school1,0300.91.31,0000.91.4+30
Not stated9,7698.68.510,94310.010.8-1,174

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 Sydney: 1.3% Year 12 or equivalent, Greater Sydney: 55.0% Year 11 or equivalent, Greater Sydney: 5.3% Year 10 or equivalent, Greater Sydney: 19.6% Year 9 or equivalent, Greater Sydney: 5.5% Year 8 or below, Greater Sydney: 4.8% Did not go to school, Campbelltown City: 0.9% Year 12 or equivalent, Campbelltown City: 41.1% Year 11 or equivalent, Campbelltown City: 6.8% Year 10 or equivalent, Campbelltown City: 28.8% Year 9 or equivalent, Campbelltown City: 8.7% Year 8 or below, Campbelltown City: 5.2%
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, Campbelltown City: +30 Year 12 or equivalent, Campbelltown City: +7,449 Year 11 or equivalent, Campbelltown City: +349 Year 10 or equivalent, Campbelltown City: -673 Year 9 or equivalent, Campbelltown City: -466 Year 8 or below, Campbelltown City: -621
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 Campbelltown City in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney 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, 43.6% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 41.1% went on to complete Year 12 or equivalent, compared with 31.2% and 55.0% respectively for Greater Sydney.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 10 or equivalent (28.8% compared to 19.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 9 or equivalent (8.7% compared to 5.5%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 11 or equivalent (6.8% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 12 or equivalent (41.1% compared to 55.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+7,449 persons)
  • Year 10 or equivalent (-673 persons)
  • Year 8 or below (-621 persons)
  • Year 9 or equivalent (-466 persons)

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