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Highest level of schooling

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

In the City of Canning, 64% of people aged over 15 years had completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent) as of 2016.

The City of Canning'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
City of Canning - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Level of schoolingNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2011 to 2016
Year 8 or below2,2513.03.12,5213.63.7-270
Year 9 or equivalent2,7833.74.22,5403.64.4+243
Year 10 or equivalent11,03014.819.112,28517.421.2-1,255
Year 11 or equivalent5,6117.59.46,2158.810.3-604
Year 12 or equivalent47,22363.555.341,47358.651.2+5,750
Did not go to school6300.80.75780.80.6+52
Not stated4,8086.58.45,1777.38.6-369

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, Greater Perth: 0.7% Year 12 or equivalent, Greater Perth: 55.3% Year 11 or equivalent, Greater Perth: 9.4% Year 10 or equivalent, Greater Perth: 19.1% Year 9 or equivalent, Greater Perth: 4.2% Year 8 or below, Greater Perth: 3.1% Did not go to school, City of Canning: 0.8% Year 12 or equivalent, City of Canning: 63.5% Year 11 or equivalent, City of Canning: 7.5% Year 10 or equivalent, City of Canning: 14.8% Year 9 or equivalent, City of Canning: 3.7% Year 8 or below, City of Canning: 3.0%
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, City of Canning: +52 Year 12 or equivalent, City of Canning: +5,750 Year 11 or equivalent, City of Canning: -604 Year 10 or equivalent, City of Canning: -1,255 Year 9 or equivalent, City of Canning: +243 Year 8 or below, City of Canning: -270
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 the City of Canning in 2016 compared to Greater Perth 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, 22.5% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 63.5% went on to complete Year 12 or equivalent, compared with 27.0% and 55.3% respectively for Greater Perth.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 12 or equivalent (63.5% compared to 55.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 10 or equivalent (14.8% compared to 19.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 11 or equivalent (7.5% compared to 9.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+5,750 persons)
  • Year 10 or equivalent (-1,255 persons)
  • Year 11 or equivalent (-604 persons)
  • Year 8 or below (-270 persons)

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