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Central Coast Council area

Highest level of schooling

In the Central Coast Council area, 24% of people aged over 15 years had completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent) as of 2011.

The Central Coast Council 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
Central Coast Council area - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Level of schoolingNumber%Regional TAS %Number%Regional TAS %2006 to 2011
Year 8 or below1,3727.96.71,6059.68.1-233
Year 9 or equivalent2,03211.710.82,20513.311.7-173
Year 10 or equivalent6,70438.736.16,37338.336.3+331
Year 11 or equivalent1,5348.98.91,3528.18.4+182
Year 12 or equivalent4,24224.529.43,53721.325.9+705
Did not go to school350.20.4410.20.3-6
Not stated1,4128.17.71,5259.29.3-113

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, Regional TAS: 0.4% Year 12 or equivalent, Regional TAS: 29.4% Year 11 or equivalent, Regional TAS: 8.9% Year 10 or equivalent, Regional TAS: 36.1% Year 9 or equivalent, Regional TAS: 10.8% Year 8 or below, Regional TAS: 6.7% Did not go to school, Central Coast Council area: 0.2% Year 12 or equivalent, Central Coast Council area: 24.5% Year 11 or equivalent, Central Coast Council area: 8.9% Year 10 or equivalent, Central Coast Council area: 38.7% Year 9 or equivalent, Central Coast Council area: 11.7% Year 8 or below, Central Coast Council area: 7.9%
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, Central Coast Council area: -6 Year 12 or equivalent, Central Coast Council area: +705 Year 11 or equivalent, Central Coast Council area: +182 Year 10 or equivalent, Central Coast Council area: +331 Year 9 or equivalent, Central Coast Council area: -173 Year 8 or below, Central Coast Council area: -233
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 the Central Coast Council area in 2011 compared to Regional TAS 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, 58.5% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 24.5% went on to complete Year 12 or equivalent, compared with 54.0% and 29.4% respectively for Regional TAS.

The major differences between the level of schooling attained by the population in the Central Coast Council area and Regional TAS were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 10 or equivalent (38.7% compared to 36.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 8 or below (7.9% compared to 6.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 12 or equivalent (24.5% compared to 29.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the level of schooling attained by the population in the Central Coast Council area, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+705 persons)
  • Year 10 or equivalent (+331 persons)
  • Year 8 or below (-233 persons)
  • Year 11 or equivalent (+182 persons)

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