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Cranbourne West

Highest level of schooling

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

In Cranbourne West, 53% of people aged over 15 years had completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent) as of 2016.

Cranbourne West'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
Cranbourne West - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Level of schoolingNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2011 to 2016
Year 8 or below5134.65.33385.36.0+175
Year 9 or equivalent6615.96.35288.37.3+133
Year 10 or equivalent1,86616.715.41,43122.517.8+435
Year 11 or equivalent1,31811.812.394014.814.1+378
Year 12 or equivalent5,98253.452.32,56040.246.5+3,422
Did not go to school1901.71.7701.11.2+120
Not stated6676.06.84977.87.0+170

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 Casey: 1.7% Year 12 or equivalent, City of Casey: 52.3% Year 11 or equivalent, City of Casey: 12.3% Year 10 or equivalent, City of Casey: 15.4% Year 9 or equivalent, City of Casey: 6.3% Year 8 or below, City of Casey: 5.3% Did not go to school, Cranbourne West: 1.7% Year 12 or equivalent, Cranbourne West: 53.4% Year 11 or equivalent, Cranbourne West: 11.8% Year 10 or equivalent, Cranbourne West: 16.7% Year 9 or equivalent, Cranbourne West: 5.9% Year 8 or below, Cranbourne West: 4.6%
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, Cranbourne West: +120 Year 12 or equivalent, Cranbourne West: +3,422 Year 11 or equivalent, Cranbourne West: +378 Year 10 or equivalent, Cranbourne West: +435 Year 9 or equivalent, Cranbourne West: +133 Year 8 or below, Cranbourne West: +175
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 Cranbourne West in 2016 compared to the City of Casey shows that there was a similar 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, 28.8% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 53.4% went on to complete Year 12 or equivalent, compared with 28.6% and 52.3% respectively for the City of Casey.

The major differences between the level of schooling attained by the population in Cranbourne West and the City of Casey were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 10 or equivalent (16.7% compared to 15.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 12 or equivalent (53.4% compared to 52.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+3,422 persons)
  • Year 10 or equivalent (+435 persons)
  • Year 11 or equivalent (+378 persons)
  • Year 8 or below (+175 persons)

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