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Altona Meadows

Highest level of schooling

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

In Altona Meadows, 51% of people aged over 15 years had completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent) as of 2016.

Altona Meadows'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
Altona Meadows - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Level of schoolingNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2011 to 2016
Year 8 or below1,2047.66.91,2378.08.3-33
Year 9 or equivalent9596.05.01,1007.16.2-141
Year 10 or equivalent2,35414.812.12,46115.813.5-107
Year 11 or equivalent1,90712.010.62,05713.211.7-150
Year 12 or equivalent8,11250.956.47,11945.850.1+993
Did not go to school2451.51.42531.61.5-8
Not stated1,1447.27.61,3118.48.6-167

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, 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% Did not go to school, Altona Meadows: 1.5% Year 12 or equivalent, Altona Meadows: 50.9% Year 11 or equivalent, Altona Meadows: 12.0% Year 10 or equivalent, Altona Meadows: 14.8% Year 9 or equivalent, Altona Meadows: 6.0% Year 8 or below, Altona Meadows: 7.6%
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, Altona Meadows: -8 Year 12 or equivalent, Altona Meadows: +993 Year 11 or equivalent, Altona Meadows: -150 Year 10 or equivalent, Altona Meadows: -107 Year 9 or equivalent, Altona Meadows: -141 Year 8 or below, Altona Meadows: -33
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 Altona Meadows in 2016 compared to Hobsons Bay City 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, 29.9% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 50.9% went on to complete Year 12 or equivalent, compared with 25.4% and 56.4% respectively for Hobsons Bay City.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 10 or equivalent (14.8% compared to 12.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 11 or equivalent (12.0% compared to 10.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 12 or equivalent (50.9% compared to 56.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the level of schooling attained by the population in Altona Meadows, between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+993 persons)
  • Year 11 or equivalent (-150 persons)
  • Year 9 or equivalent (-141 persons)
  • Year 10 or equivalent (-107 persons)

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