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Semaphore Park Ward

Highest level of schooling

In Semaphore Park Ward, 42% of people aged over 15 years had completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent) as of 2011.

Semaphore Park Ward'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
Semaphore Park Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Level of schoolingNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
Year 8 or below7207.08.89088.711.3-188
Year 9 or equivalent6156.05.37186.96.0-103
Year 10 or equivalent1,85418.114.81,89718.315.9-43
Year 11 or equivalent1,93518.916.21,98319.117.0-48
Year 12 or equivalent4,28241.845.73,96538.239.2+317
Did not go to school540.51.4580.61.6-4
Not stated7917.77.98538.28.9-62

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, Semaphore Park Ward: 0.5% Year 12 or equivalent, Semaphore Park Ward: 41.8% Year 11 or equivalent, Semaphore Park Ward: 18.9% Year 10 or equivalent, Semaphore Park Ward: 18.1% Year 9 or equivalent, Semaphore Park Ward: 6.0% Year 8 or below, Semaphore Park Ward: 7.0%
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, Semaphore Park Ward: -4 Year 12 or equivalent, Semaphore Park Ward: +317 Year 11 or equivalent, Semaphore Park Ward: -48 Year 10 or equivalent, Semaphore Park Ward: -43 Year 9 or equivalent, Semaphore Park Ward: -103 Year 8 or below, Semaphore Park Ward: -188
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 Semaphore Park Ward in 2011 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, 31.6% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 41.8% 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 Semaphore Park Ward and the City of Charles Sturt were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 10 or equivalent (18.1% compared to 14.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 11 or equivalent (18.9% compared to 16.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 12 or equivalent (41.8% compared to 45.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 8 or below (7.0% compared to 8.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the level of schooling attained by the population in Semaphore Park Ward, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+317 persons)
  • Year 8 or below (-188 persons)
  • Year 9 or equivalent (-103 persons)

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