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Newport West

Highest level of schooling

In Newport West, 58% of people aged over 15 years had completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent) as of 2011.

Newport West'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
Newport West - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Level of schoolingNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
Year 8 or below3585.98.35129.210.2-155
Year 9 or equivalent2904.86.23546.47.1-64
Year 10 or equivalent67911.113.576213.715.1-82
Year 11 or equivalent65310.711.772613.013.1-74
Year 12 or equivalent3,55358.250.12,58846.442.6+965
Did not go to school801.31.5821.51.8-2
Not stated4888.08.65499.810.2-61

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, Newport West: 1.3% Year 12 or equivalent, Newport West: 58.2% Year 11 or equivalent, Newport West: 10.7% Year 10 or equivalent, Newport West: 11.1% Year 9 or equivalent, Newport West: 4.8% Year 8 or below, Newport West: 5.9%
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, Newport West: -2 Year 12 or equivalent, Newport West: +965 Year 11 or equivalent, Newport West: -74 Year 10 or equivalent, Newport West: -82 Year 9 or equivalent, Newport West: -64 Year 8 or below, Newport West: -155
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 Newport West in 2011 compared to Hobsons Bay City 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, 23.1% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 58.2% 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 Newport West and Hobsons Bay City were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 12 or equivalent (58.2% compared to 50.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 8 or below (5.9% compared to 8.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 10 or equivalent (11.1% compared to 13.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 9 or equivalent (4.8% compared to 6.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+965 persons)
  • Year 8 or below (-155 persons)
  • Year 10 or equivalent (-82 persons)
  • Year 11 or equivalent (-74 persons)

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