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City of Canterbury Bankstown

Highest level of schooling

In City of Canterbury Bankstown, 50% of people aged over 15 years had completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent) as of 2011.

City of Canterbury Bankstown'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 Canterbury Bankstown - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Level of schoolingNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Year 8 or below20,4458.14.822,6359.65.6-2,190
Year 9 or equivalent14,2315.65.514,8906.36.0-659
Year 10 or equivalent48,02419.019.649,65221.021.5-1,628
Year 11 or equivalent12,5945.05.312,0175.15.5+577
Year 12 or equivalent125,16849.555.0102,88043.549.1+22,288
Did not go to school7,4983.01.37,6663.21.4-168
Not stated24,8409.88.526,81111.310.8-1,971

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, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 3.0% Year 12 or equivalent, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 49.5% Year 11 or equivalent, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 5.0% Year 10 or equivalent, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 19.0% Year 9 or equivalent, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 5.6% Year 8 or below, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 8.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
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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, City of Canterbury Bankstown: -168 Year 12 or equivalent, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +22,288 Year 11 or equivalent, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +577 Year 10 or equivalent, City of Canterbury Bankstown: -1,628 Year 9 or equivalent, City of Canterbury Bankstown: -659 Year 8 or below, City of Canterbury Bankstown: -2,190
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 City of Canterbury Bankstown 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, 35.7% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 49.5% 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 City of Canterbury Bankstown and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 8 or below (8.1% compared to 4.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did not go to school (3.0% compared to 1.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 12 or equivalent (49.5% compared to 55.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+22,288 persons)
  • Year 8 or below (-2,190 persons)
  • Year 10 or equivalent (-1,628 persons)
  • Year 9 or equivalent (-659 persons)

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