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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander profile - Highest level of schooling

In the City of Casey 36% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged over 15 years have completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent).

School completion data is a useful indicator of socio-economic status. With other indicators, such as Education Institute Attending, the data informs planners and decision-makers about the indigenous community’s likely literacy levels and ability to access services. Combined with Highest Education Attainment and Employment Status, it also allows assessment of the skill base of the population.

Due to the young age structure of most indigenous populations, there are likely to be a higher proportion of people with less than year 12 completion. This may imply a lower education level, but may simply be due to younger age.

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
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples - City of Casey20162011Change
Level of schoolingNumber%Victoria - ATSI %Number%Victoria - ATSI %2011 to 2016
Year 12 or equivalent38036.234.223327.228.2+147
Year 11 or equivalent14013.314.912314.314.8+17
Year 10 or equivalent26124.922.421925.523.6+42
Year 9 or equivalent12211.611.412414.512.8-2
Year 8 or below888.48.3708.29.3+18
Did not go to school131.21.100.00.8+13
Not stated / inadequately described454.37.88910.410.6-44

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, Victoria - ATSI: 1.1% Year 8 or below, Victoria - ATSI: 8.3% Year 9 or equivalent, Victoria - ATSI: 11.4% Year 10 or equivalent, Victoria - ATSI: 22.4% Year 11 or equivalent, Victoria - ATSI: 14.9% Year 12 or equivalent, Victoria - ATSI: 34.2% Did not go to school, City of Casey - ATSI: 1.2% Year 8 or below, City of Casey - ATSI: 8.4% Year 9 or equivalent, City of Casey - ATSI: 11.6% Year 10 or equivalent, City of Casey - ATSI: 24.9% Year 11 or equivalent, City of Casey - ATSI: 13.3% Year 12 or equivalent, City of Casey - ATSI: 36.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
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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, Endeavour Hills: +13 Year 8 or below, Endeavour Hills: +18 Year 9 or equivalent, Endeavour Hills: -2 Year 10 or equivalent, Endeavour Hills: +42 Year 11 or equivalent, Endeavour Hills: +17 Year 12 or equivalent, Endeavour Hills: +147
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the highest level of schooling attained by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in the City of Casey in 2016 compared to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Victoria - ATSI shows that there was a higher proportion of people who had left school at an early level (Year 10 or less) as well as a higher proportion of people who completed Year 12 or equivalent.

Overall, 46.1% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 36.2% went on to complete Year 12 or equivalent, compared with 43.2% and 34.2% respectively for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Victoria - ATSI.

The major differences between the level of schooling attained by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Endeavour Hills and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Victoria - ATSI were:

  • A larger percentage of people who completed year 10 or equivalent (24.9% compared to 22.4%)
  • A larger percentage of people who completed year 12 or equivalent (36.2% compared to 34.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people who completed year 11 or equivalent (13.3% compared to 14.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the level of schooling attained by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Endeavour Hills, between 2011 and 2016 was:

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+147 people)
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