Highest level of schooling
In Wentworthville 59% of people aged over 15 years have completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent).
Wentworthville'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|
|Level of schooling||Number||%||Holroyd City||Number||%||Holroyd City||2006 to 2011|
|Year 8 or below||297||5.3||6.9||6001||367||7.3||8.3||-70|
|Year 9 or equivalent||308||5.5||5.8||6002||277||5.5||6.9||+32|
|Year 10 or equivalent||845||15.1||20.3||6003||936||18.6||23.3||-91|
|Year 11 or equivalent||223||4.0||4.9||6004||243||4.8||5.2||-20|
|Year 12 or equivalent||3,315||59.4||51.0||6005||2,559||50.9||43.3||+757|
|Did not go to school||79||1.4||2.1||6006||85||1.7||2.0||-6|
|Total persons aged 15+||5,584||100.0||100.0||5,028||100.0||100.0||+555|
Analysis of the highest level of schooling attained by the population in Wentworthville 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) and a higher proportion of people who completed Year 12 or equivalent.
Overall, 27.4% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 59.4% went on to complete Year 12 or equivalent, compared with 35.0% and 51.0% respectively for Holroyd City.
The major differences between the level of schooling attained by the population in Wentworthville and Holroyd City were:
- A larger percentage of persons who completed year 12 or equivalent (59.4% compared to 51.0%)
- A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 10 or equivalent (15.1% compared to 20.3%)
- A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 8 or below (5.3% compared to 6.9%)
The largest changes in the level of schooling attained by the population in Wentworthville, between 2006 and 2011 were:
- Year 12 or equivalent (+757 persons)
- Year 10 or equivalent (-91 persons)
- Year 8 or below (-70 persons)