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Casey Growth Area

Highest level of schooling

In Casey Growth Area, 50% of people aged over 15 years had completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent) as of 2011.

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)20112006Change
Level of schoolingNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
Year 8 or below2874.96.020810.16.9+80
Year 9 or equivalent4147.17.325312.38.3+162
Year 10 or equivalent98316.917.843621.319.6+547
Year 11 or equivalent77013.214.129614.415.4+474
Year 12 or equivalent2,92150.246.550524.639.9+2,416
Did not go to school270.51.280.41.0+18
Not stated4207.27.034416.88.9+77

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, City of Casey: 1.2% Year 12 or equivalent, City of Casey: 46.5% Year 11 or equivalent, City of Casey: 14.1% Year 10 or equivalent, City of Casey: 17.8% Year 9 or equivalent, City of Casey: 7.3% Year 8 or below, City of Casey: 6.0% Did not go to school, Casey Growth Area: 0.5% Year 12 or equivalent, Casey Growth Area: 50.2% Year 11 or equivalent, Casey Growth Area: 13.2% Year 10 or equivalent, Casey Growth Area: 16.9% Year 9 or equivalent, Casey Growth Area: 7.1% Year 8 or below, Casey Growth Area: 4.9%
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, Casey Growth Area: +18 Year 12 or equivalent, Casey Growth Area: +2,416 Year 11 or equivalent, Casey Growth Area: +474 Year 10 or equivalent, Casey Growth Area: +547 Year 9 or equivalent, Casey Growth Area: +162 Year 8 or below, Casey Growth Area: +80
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the highest level of schooling attained by the population in Casey Growth Area in 2011 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, 29.4% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 50.2% went on to complete Year 12 or equivalent, compared with 32.3% and 46.5% 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 (50.2% compared to 46.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 8 or below (4.9% compared to 6.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the level of schooling attained by the population in Casey Growth Area, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+2,416 persons)
  • Year 10 or equivalent (+547 persons)
  • Year 11 or equivalent (+474 persons)
  • Year 9 or equivalent (+162 persons)

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