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West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson

Highest level of schooling

In West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson, 46% of people aged over 15 years had completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent) as of 2011.

West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson'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
West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Level of schoolingNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
Year 8 or below4965.78.86397.411.3-143
Year 9 or equivalent4675.45.35276.16.0-60
Year 10 or equivalent1,51317.514.81,57418.115.9-61
Year 11 or equivalent1,67119.316.21,68319.417.0-12
Year 12 or equivalent3,95245.745.73,69142.539.2+261
Did not go to school420.51.4460.51.6-4
Not stated5166.07.95306.18.9-14

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 Charles Sturt: 1.4% Year 12 or equivalent, City of Charles Sturt: 45.7% Year 11 or equivalent, City of Charles Sturt: 16.2% Year 10 or equivalent, City of Charles Sturt: 14.8% Year 9 or equivalent, City of Charles Sturt: 5.3% Year 8 or below, City of Charles Sturt: 8.8% Did not go to school, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 0.5% Year 12 or equivalent, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 45.7% Year 11 or equivalent, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 19.3% Year 10 or equivalent, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 17.5% Year 9 or equivalent, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 5.4% Year 8 or below, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 5.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
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, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: -4 Year 12 or equivalent, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: +261 Year 11 or equivalent, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: -12 Year 10 or equivalent, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: -61 Year 9 or equivalent, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: -60 Year 8 or below, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: -143
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (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 West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson in 2011 compared to the City of Charles Sturt shows that there was a lower proportion of people who had left school at an early level (Year 10 or less) and a similar proportion of people who completed Year 12 or equivalent.

Overall, 29.1% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 45.7% went on to complete Year 12 or equivalent, compared with 30.2% and 45.7% respectively for the City of Charles Sturt.

The major differences between the level of schooling attained by the population in West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson and the City of Charles Sturt were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 11 or equivalent (19.3% compared to 16.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 10 or equivalent (17.5% compared to 14.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 8 or below (5.7% compared to 8.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the level of schooling attained by the population in West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+261 persons)
  • Year 8 or below (-143 persons)
  • Year 10 or equivalent (-61 persons)
  • Year 9 or equivalent (-60 persons)

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