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Hobsons Bay City

Highest level of schooling

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

In Hobsons Bay City, 56% of people aged over 15 years had completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent) as of 2016.

Hobsons Bay City'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
Hobsons Bay City - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Level of schoolingNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
Year 8 or below4,9756.95.35,7198.36.4-744
Year 9 or equivalent3,6455.04.94,2546.25.5-609
Year 10 or equivalent8,76712.111.49,30213.512.9-535
Year 11 or equivalent7,69710.610.28,01011.711.5-313
Year 12 or equivalent40,81956.459.434,39750.154.6+6,422
Did not go to school1,0381.41.31,0351.51.2+3
Not stated5,4887.67.55,9388.67.9-450

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, Greater Melbourne: 1.3% Year 12 or equivalent, Greater Melbourne: 59.4% Year 11 or equivalent, Greater Melbourne: 10.2% Year 10 or equivalent, Greater Melbourne: 11.4% Year 9 or equivalent, Greater Melbourne: 4.9% Year 8 or below, Greater Melbourne: 5.3% Did not go to school, Hobsons Bay City: 1.4% Year 12 or equivalent, Hobsons Bay City: 56.4% Year 11 or equivalent, Hobsons Bay City: 10.6% Year 10 or equivalent, Hobsons Bay City: 12.1% Year 9 or equivalent, Hobsons Bay City: 5.0% Year 8 or below, Hobsons Bay City: 6.9%
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, Hobsons Bay City: +3 Year 12 or equivalent, Hobsons Bay City: +6,422 Year 11 or equivalent, Hobsons Bay City: -313 Year 10 or equivalent, Hobsons Bay City: -535 Year 9 or equivalent, Hobsons Bay City: -609 Year 8 or below, Hobsons Bay City: -744
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 Hobsons Bay City in 2016 compared to Greater Melbourne 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, 25.4% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 56.4% went on to complete Year 12 or equivalent, compared with 22.9% and 59.4% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The major differences between the level of schooling attained by the population in Hobsons Bay City and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 8 or below (6.9% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 12 or equivalent (56.4% compared to 59.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the level of schooling attained by the population in Hobsons Bay City, between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+6,422 persons)
  • Year 8 or below (-744 persons)
  • Year 9 or equivalent (-609 persons)
  • Year 10 or equivalent (-535 persons)

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