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In Skye, 43% of people aged over 15 years had completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent) as of 2011.

Skye'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
Skye - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Level of schoolingNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
Year 8 or below2234.05.52094.96.7+14
Year 9 or equivalent4718.58.13628.59.0+109
Year 10 or equivalent1,13720.420.097923.021.2+158
Year 11 or equivalent99117.815.975217.716.5+239
Year 12 or equivalent2,38742.841.81,61337.935.7+774
Did not go to school330.60.4230.50.4+10
Not stated3315.98.33197.510.5+12

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, Skye: 0.6% Year 12 or equivalent, Skye: 42.8% Year 11 or equivalent, Skye: 17.8% Year 10 or equivalent, Skye: 20.4% Year 9 or equivalent, Skye: 8.5% Year 8 or below, Skye: 4.0%
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, Skye: +10 Year 12 or equivalent, Skye: +774 Year 11 or equivalent, Skye: +239 Year 10 or equivalent, Skye: +158 Year 9 or equivalent, Skye: +109 Year 8 or below, Skye: +14
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 Skye 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, 33.4% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 42.8% 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 Skye and Frankston City were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 11 or equivalent (17.8% compared to 15.9%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 12 or equivalent (42.8% compared to 41.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 8 or below (4.0% compared to 5.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+774 persons)
  • Year 11 or equivalent (+239 persons)
  • Year 10 or equivalent (+158 persons)
  • Year 9 or equivalent (+109 persons)

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