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Seaton (North)

Highest level of schooling

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In Seaton (North), 41% of people aged over 15 years had completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent) as of 2016.

Seaton (North)'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
Seaton (North) - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Level of schoolingNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2011 to 2016
Year 8 or below3698.47.143310.48.8-64
Year 9 or equivalent2485.64.72736.65.3-25
Year 10 or equivalent64914.713.267416.314.8-25
Year 11 or equivalent74817.015.271917.316.2+29
Year 12 or equivalent1,82041.351.61,49836.145.7+321
Did not go to school1072.41.4671.61.4+40
Not stated46710.66.848411.77.9-16

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 Charles Sturt: 1.4% Year 12 or equivalent, City of Charles Sturt: 51.6% Year 11 or equivalent, City of Charles Sturt: 15.2% Year 10 or equivalent, City of Charles Sturt: 13.2% Year 9 or equivalent, City of Charles Sturt: 4.7% Year 8 or below, City of Charles Sturt: 7.1% Did not go to school, Seaton (North): 2.4% Year 12 or equivalent, Seaton (North): 41.3% Year 11 or equivalent, Seaton (North): 17.0% Year 10 or equivalent, Seaton (North): 14.7% Year 9 or equivalent, Seaton (North): 5.6% Year 8 or below, Seaton (North): 8.4%
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, Seaton (North): +40 Year 12 or equivalent, Seaton (North): +321 Year 11 or equivalent, Seaton (North): +29 Year 10 or equivalent, Seaton (North): -25 Year 9 or equivalent, Seaton (North): -25 Year 8 or below, Seaton (North): -64
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 population in Seaton (North) in 2016 compared to the City of Charles Sturt 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, 31.2% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 41.3% went on to complete Year 12 or equivalent, compared with 26.4% and 51.6% respectively for the City of Charles Sturt.

The major differences between the level of schooling attained by the population in Seaton (North) and the City of Charles Sturt were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 11 or equivalent (17.0% compared to 15.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 10 or equivalent (14.7% compared to 13.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 8 or below (8.4% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 12 or equivalent (41.3% compared to 51.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the level of schooling attained by the population in Seaton (North), between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+321 persons)
  • Year 8 or below (-64 persons)

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