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Altona North

Highest level of schooling

In Altona North, 39% of people aged over 15 years had completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent) as of 2011.

Altona North'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 North - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Level of schoolingNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
Year 8 or below1,49915.88.31,73419.310.2-234
Year 9 or equivalent6076.46.27188.07.1-111
Year 10 or equivalent1,14412.113.51,14012.715.1+3
Year 11 or equivalent8629.111.78689.713.1-5
Year 12 or equivalent3,66038.650.12,88132.142.6+779
Did not go to school3593.81.54184.71.8-59
Not stated1,34514.28.61,22613.610.2+119

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, Hobsons Bay City: 1.5% Year 12 or equivalent, Hobsons Bay City: 50.1% Year 11 or equivalent, Hobsons Bay City: 11.7% Year 10 or equivalent, Hobsons Bay City: 13.5% Year 9 or equivalent, Hobsons Bay City: 6.2% Year 8 or below, Hobsons Bay City: 8.3% Did not go to school, Altona North: 3.8% Year 12 or equivalent, Altona North: 38.6% Year 11 or equivalent, Altona North: 9.1% Year 10 or equivalent, Altona North: 12.1% Year 9 or equivalent, Altona North: 6.4% Year 8 or below, Altona North: 15.8%
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, Altona North: -59 Year 12 or equivalent, Altona North: +779 Year 11 or equivalent, Altona North: -5 Year 10 or equivalent, Altona North: +3 Year 9 or equivalent, Altona North: -111 Year 8 or below, Altona North: -234
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the highest level of schooling attained by the population in Altona North in 2011 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, 38.1% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 38.6% went on to complete Year 12 or equivalent, compared with 29.6% and 50.1% respectively for Hobsons Bay City.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 8 or below (15.8% compared to 8.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did not go to school (3.8% compared to 1.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 12 or equivalent (38.6% compared to 50.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 11 or equivalent (9.1% compared to 11.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+779 persons)
  • Year 8 or below (-234 persons)
  • Year 9 or equivalent (-111 persons)
  • Did not go to school (-59 persons)

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