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Carrum Downs

Highest level of schooling

In Carrum Downs, 39% of people aged over 15 years had completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent) as of 2011.

Carrum Downs'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
Carrum Downs - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Level of schoolingNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
Year 8 or below9376.25.59027.06.7+35
Year 9 or equivalent1,2748.58.11,2749.89.00
Year 10 or equivalent3,13620.920.02,90622.421.2+230
Year 11 or equivalent2,37515.815.92,19016.916.5+185
Year 12 or equivalent5,82038.741.84,15132.035.7+1,669
Did not go to school760.50.4630.50.4+13
Not stated1,4229.58.31,46811.310.5-46

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, 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% Did not go to school, Carrum Downs: 0.5% Year 12 or equivalent, Carrum Downs: 38.7% Year 11 or equivalent, Carrum Downs: 15.8% Year 10 or equivalent, Carrum Downs: 20.9% Year 9 or equivalent, Carrum Downs: 8.5% Year 8 or below, Carrum Downs: 6.2%
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, Carrum Downs: +13 Year 12 or equivalent, Carrum Downs: +1,669 Year 11 or equivalent, Carrum Downs: +185 Year 10 or equivalent, Carrum Downs: +230 Year 9 or equivalent, Carrum Downs: 0 Year 8 or below, Carrum Downs: +35
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 Carrum Downs in 2011 compared to Frankston City 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, 36.1% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 38.7% went on to complete Year 12 or equivalent, compared with 34.0% and 41.8% respectively for Frankston City.

The major difference between the level of schooling attained by the population in Carrum Downs and Frankston City was:

  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 12 or equivalent (38.7% compared to 41.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+1,669 persons)
  • Year 10 or equivalent (+230 persons)
  • Year 11 or equivalent (+185 persons)

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