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Carrum Downs

Highest level of schooling

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In Carrum Downs, 43% of people aged over 15 years had completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent) as of 2016.

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)20162011Change
Level of schoolingNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2011 to 2016
Year 8 or below8084.94.59376.25.5-129
Year 9 or equivalent1,2577.67.21,2748.58.1-17
Year 10 or equivalent3,11518.818.13,13620.920.0-21
Year 11 or equivalent2,49415.114.72,37515.815.9+119
Year 12 or equivalent7,19743.446.45,82038.741.8+1,377
Did not go to school1010.60.4760.50.4+25
Not stated1,5979.68.71,4229.58.3+175

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, Frankston City: 0.4% Year 12 or equivalent, Frankston City: 46.4% Year 11 or equivalent, Frankston City: 14.7% Year 10 or equivalent, Frankston City: 18.1% Year 9 or equivalent, Frankston City: 7.2% Year 8 or below, Frankston City: 4.5% Did not go to school, Carrum Downs: 0.6% Year 12 or equivalent, Carrum Downs: 43.4% Year 11 or equivalent, Carrum Downs: 15.1% Year 10 or equivalent, Carrum Downs: 18.8% Year 9 or equivalent, Carrum Downs: 7.6% Year 8 or below, Carrum Downs: 4.9%
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, Carrum Downs: +25 Year 12 or equivalent, Carrum Downs: +1,377 Year 11 or equivalent, Carrum Downs: +119 Year 10 or equivalent, Carrum Downs: -21 Year 9 or equivalent, Carrum Downs: -17 Year 8 or below, Carrum Downs: -129
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 Carrum Downs in 2016 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, 31.9% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 43.4% went on to complete Year 12 or equivalent, compared with 30.3% and 46.4% 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 (43.4% compared to 46.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the level of schooling attained by the population in Carrum Downs, between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+1,377 persons)
  • Year 8 or below (-129 persons)
  • Year 11 or equivalent (+119 persons)

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