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Highest level of schooling

In Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre, 41% of people aged over 15 years had completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent) as of 2011.

Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre'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 Metropolitan Activity Centre - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Level of schoolingNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
Year 8 or below2067.65.52689.86.7-62
Year 9 or equivalent1917.08.11917.09.00
Year 10 or equivalent44316.320.047317.421.2-31
Year 11 or equivalent34212.615.934412.616.5-2
Year 12 or equivalent1,11541.241.899136.435.7+123
Did not go to school170.60.4271.00.4-10
Not stated39514.68.342615.710.5-31

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 Metropolitan Activity Centre: 0.6% Year 12 or equivalent, Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre: 41.2% Year 11 or equivalent, Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre: 12.6% Year 10 or equivalent, Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre: 16.3% Year 9 or equivalent, Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre: 7.0% Year 8 or below, Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre: 7.6%
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, Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre: -10 Year 12 or equivalent, Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre: +123 Year 11 or equivalent, Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre: -2 Year 10 or equivalent, Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre: -31 Year 9 or equivalent, Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre: 0 Year 8 or below, Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre: -62
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 Metropolitan Activity Centre 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) as well as a lower proportion of people who completed Year 12 or equivalent.

Overall, 31.6% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 41.2% 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 Metropolitan Activity Centre and Frankston City were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 8 or below (7.6% compared to 5.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 10 or equivalent (16.3% compared to 20.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 11 or equivalent (12.6% compared to 15.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 9 or equivalent (7.0% compared to 8.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+123 persons)
  • Year 8 or below (-62 persons)

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