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Georges River Council

Highest level of schooling

In the Georges River Council, 60% of people aged over 15 years had completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent) as of 2011.

The Georges River Council'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
Georges River Council - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Level of schoolingNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Year 8 or below6,0235.44.86,6186.45.6-595
Year 9 or equivalent5,6035.15.55,9425.76.0-339
Year 10 or equivalent19,24317.419.620,76220.121.5-1,519
Year 11 or equivalent5,0774.65.35,1625.05.5-85
Year 12 or equivalent66,05659.655.054,07552.349.1+11,981
Did not go to school1,5201.41.31,5141.51.4+6
Not stated7,2976.68.59,3989.110.8-2,101

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, Greater Sydney: 1.3% Year 12 or equivalent, Greater Sydney: 55.0% Year 11 or equivalent, Greater Sydney: 5.3% Year 10 or equivalent, Greater Sydney: 19.6% Year 9 or equivalent, Greater Sydney: 5.5% Year 8 or below, Greater Sydney: 4.8% Did not go to school, Georges River Council: 1.4% Year 12 or equivalent, Georges River Council: 59.6% Year 11 or equivalent, Georges River Council: 4.6% Year 10 or equivalent, Georges River Council: 17.4% Year 9 or equivalent, Georges River Council: 5.1% Year 8 or below, Georges River Council: 5.4%
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, Georges River Council: +6 Year 12 or equivalent, Georges River Council: +11,981 Year 11 or equivalent, Georges River Council: -85 Year 10 or equivalent, Georges River Council: -1,519 Year 9 or equivalent, Georges River Council: -339 Year 8 or below, Georges River Council: -595
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 the Georges River Council in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney 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, 29.2% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 59.6% went on to complete Year 12 or equivalent, compared with 31.2% and 55.0% respectively for Greater Sydney.

The major differences between the level of schooling attained by the population in the Georges River Council and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 12 or equivalent (59.6% compared to 55.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 10 or equivalent (17.4% compared to 19.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+11,981 persons)
  • Year 10 or equivalent (-1,519 persons)
  • Year 8 or below (-595 persons)
  • Year 9 or equivalent (-339 persons)

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