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Highest level of schooling

In the Frankston City, 42% of people aged over 15 years had completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent) as of 2011.

The Frankston City'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
Frankston City - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Level of schoolingNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Year 8 or below5,6475.56.46,2616.77.8-614
Year 9 or equivalent8,2418.15.58,4239.06.2-182
Year 10 or equivalent20,41920.012.919,85721.214.1+562
Year 11 or equivalent16,24115.911.515,50016.512.6+741
Year 12 or equivalent42,72241.854.633,49435.748.4+9,228
Did not go to school3990.41.23770.41.3+22
Not stated8,4818.37.99,81110.59.7-1,330

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, Greater Melbourne: 1.2% Year 12 or equivalent, Greater Melbourne: 54.6% Year 11 or equivalent, Greater Melbourne: 11.5% Year 10 or equivalent, Greater Melbourne: 12.9% Year 9 or equivalent, Greater Melbourne: 5.5% Year 8 or below, Greater Melbourne: 6.4% Did not go to school, Frankston City: 0.4% Year 12 or equivalent, Frankston City: 41.8% Year 11 or equivalent, Frankston City: 15.9% Year 10 or equivalent, Frankston City: 20.0% Year 9 or equivalent, Frankston City: 8.1% Year 8 or below, Frankston City: 5.5%
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, Frankston City: +22 Year 12 or equivalent, Frankston City: +9,228 Year 11 or equivalent, Frankston City: +741 Year 10 or equivalent, Frankston City: +562 Year 9 or equivalent, Frankston City: -182 Year 8 or below, Frankston City: -614
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 the Frankston City in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne 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, 34.0% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 41.8% went on to complete Year 12 or equivalent, compared with 26.0% and 54.6% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The major differences between the level of schooling attained by the population in the Frankston City and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 10 or equivalent (20.0% compared to 12.9%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 11 or equivalent (15.9% compared to 11.5%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 9 or equivalent (8.1% compared to 5.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 12 or equivalent (41.8% compared to 54.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the level of schooling attained by the population in the Frankston City, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+9,228 persons)
  • Year 11 or equivalent (+741 persons)
  • Year 8 or below (-614 persons)
  • Year 10 or equivalent (+562 persons)

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