Merrylands
Highest level of schooling

In Merrylands, 50% of people aged over 15 years had completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent) as of 2011.

Merrylands'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
Merrylands - Total persons (Enumerated)20112006Change
Level of schoolingNumber%Holroyd City %Number%Holroyd City %2006 to 2011
Year 8 or below1,1977.96.91,3259.38.3-128
Year 9 or equivalent7134.75.78776.26.8-164
Year 10 or equivalent2,79418.420.32,89420.423.3-100
Year 11 or equivalent7755.14.97555.35.3+20
Year 12 or equivalent7,62650.251.26,06142.743.4+1,564
Did not go to school5103.42.14883.42.0+22
Not Stated1,58010.48.91,79812.710.9-218

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Highest level of schooling completed, 2011
Highest level of schooling completed, 2011 Did not go to school, Holroyd City: 2.1% Year 12 or equivalent, Holroyd City: 51.2% Year 11 or equivalent, Holroyd City: 4.9% Year 10 or equivalent, Holroyd City: 20.3% Year 9 or equivalent, Holroyd City: 5.7% Year 8 or below, Holroyd City: 6.9% Did not go to school, Merrylands: 3.4% Year 12 or equivalent, Merrylands: 50.2% Year 11 or equivalent, Merrylands: 5.1% Year 10 or equivalent, Merrylands: 18.4% Year 9 or equivalent, Merrylands: 4.7% Year 8 or below, Merrylands: 7.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated 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, Merrylands: +22 Year 12 or equivalent, Merrylands: +1,564 Year 11 or equivalent, Merrylands: +20 Year 10 or equivalent, Merrylands: -100 Year 9 or equivalent, Merrylands: -164 Year 8 or below, Merrylands: -128
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the highest level of schooling attained by the population in Merrylands in 2011 compared to Holroyd City shows that there was a lower proportion of people who had left school at an early level (Year 10 or less) as well as a lower proportion of people who completed Year 12 or equivalent.

Overall, 34.3% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 50.2% went on to complete Year 12 or equivalent, compared with 35.0% and 51.2% respectively for Holroyd City.

The major differences between the level of schooling attained by the population in Merrylands and Holroyd City were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who did not go to school (3.4% compared to 2.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 10 or equivalent (18.4% compared to 20.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 9 or equivalent (4.7% compared to 5.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+1,564 persons)
  • Year 9 or equivalent (-164 persons)
  • Year 8 or below (-128 persons)
  • Year 10 or equivalent (-100 persons)

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