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Frankston South

Highest level of schooling

In Frankston South, 49% of people aged over 15 years had completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent) as of 2011.

Frankston South'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 South - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Level of schoolingNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
Year 8 or below6504.55.57555.36.7-105
Year 9 or equivalent9136.38.19656.89.0-52
Year 10 or equivalent2,42016.820.02,52117.721.2-101
Year 11 or equivalent2,30116.015.92,32916.316.5-28
Year 12 or equivalent7,08649.241.86,16643.335.7+920
Did not go to school340.20.4500.40.4-16
Not stated1,0067.08.31,46110.310.5-455

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, Frankston South: 0.2% Year 12 or equivalent, Frankston South: 49.2% Year 11 or equivalent, Frankston South: 16.0% Year 10 or equivalent, Frankston South: 16.8% Year 9 or equivalent, Frankston South: 6.3% Year 8 or below, Frankston South: 4.5%
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 South: -16 Year 12 or equivalent, Frankston South: +920 Year 11 or equivalent, Frankston South: -28 Year 10 or equivalent, Frankston South: -101 Year 9 or equivalent, Frankston South: -52 Year 8 or below, Frankston South: -105
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 Frankston South in 2011 compared to Frankston City shows that there was a lower proportion of people who had left school at an early level (Year 10 or less) and a higher proportion of people who completed Year 12 or equivalent.

Overall, 27.9% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 49.2% went on to complete Year 12 or equivalent, compared with 34.0% and 41.8% respectively for Frankston City.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 12 or equivalent (49.2% compared to 41.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 10 or equivalent (16.8% compared to 20.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 9 or equivalent (6.3% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 8 or below (4.5% compared to 5.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+920 persons)
  • Year 8 or below (-105 persons)
  • Year 10 or equivalent (-101 persons)
  • Year 9 or equivalent (-52 persons)

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