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Casey Growth Area

Highest level of schooling

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In Casey Growth Area, 60% of people aged over 15 years had completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent) as of 2016.

Casey Growth Area'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
Casey Growth Area - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Level of schoolingNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2011 to 2016
Year 8 or below7613.25.32874.96.0+474
Year 9 or equivalent1,1935.06.34147.17.3+779
Year 10 or equivalent3,22113.515.498216.917.8+2,239
Year 11 or equivalent2,56110.712.376913.214.1+1,792
Year 12 or equivalent14,41060.252.32,92150.246.5+11,489
Did not go to school1940.81.7260.51.2+168
Not stated1,6036.76.84207.27.0+1,183

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, Casey Growth Area: 0.8% Year 12 or equivalent, Casey Growth Area: 60.2% Year 11 or equivalent, Casey Growth Area: 10.7% Year 10 or equivalent, Casey Growth Area: 13.5% Year 9 or equivalent, Casey Growth Area: 5.0% Year 8 or below, Casey Growth Area: 3.2%
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, Casey Growth Area: +168 Year 12 or equivalent, Casey Growth Area: +11,489 Year 11 or equivalent, Casey Growth Area: +1,792 Year 10 or equivalent, Casey Growth Area: +2,239 Year 9 or equivalent, Casey Growth Area: +779 Year 8 or below, Casey Growth Area: +474
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 Casey Growth Area in 2016 compared to the City of Casey 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, 22.4% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 60.2% 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 Casey Growth Area and the City of Casey were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 12 or equivalent (60.2% compared to 52.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 8 or below (3.2% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 10 or equivalent (13.5% compared to 15.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 11 or equivalent (10.7% compared to 12.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the level of schooling attained by the population in Casey Growth Area, between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+11,489 persons)
  • Year 10 or equivalent (+2,239 persons)
  • Year 11 or equivalent (+1,792 persons)
  • Year 9 or equivalent (+779 persons)

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