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Highest level of schooling

In Boronia, 45% of people aged over 15 years had completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent) as of 2011.

Boronia'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
Boronia - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Level of schoolingNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Year 8 or below9665.65.01,1196.75.9-154
Year 9 or equivalent1,2977.56.71,4678.87.7-170
Year 10 or equivalent3,22918.616.83,36320.118.4-134
Year 11 or equivalent2,67415.415.02,86617.116.4-192
Year 12 or equivalent7,73444.550.16,31837.844.1+1,416
Did not go to school750.40.6800.50.7-5
Not stated1,3978.05.61,5119.06.9-114

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, City of Knox: 0.6% Year 12 or equivalent, City of Knox: 50.1% Year 11 or equivalent, City of Knox: 15.0% Year 10 or equivalent, City of Knox: 16.8% Year 9 or equivalent, City of Knox: 6.7% Year 8 or below, City of Knox: 5.0% Did not go to school, Boronia: 0.4% Year 12 or equivalent, Boronia: 44.5% Year 11 or equivalent, Boronia: 15.4% Year 10 or equivalent, Boronia: 18.6% Year 9 or equivalent, Boronia: 7.5% Year 8 or below, Boronia: 5.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence 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, Boronia: -5 Year 12 or equivalent, Boronia: +1,416 Year 11 or equivalent, Boronia: -192 Year 10 or equivalent, Boronia: -134 Year 9 or equivalent, Boronia: -170 Year 8 or below, Boronia: -154
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 Boronia in 2011 compared to the City of Knox 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, 32.0% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 44.5% went on to complete Year 12 or equivalent, compared with 29.2% and 50.1% respectively for the City of Knox.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 10 or equivalent (18.6% compared to 16.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 12 or equivalent (44.5% compared to 50.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+1,416 persons)
  • Year 11 or equivalent (-192 persons)
  • Year 9 or equivalent (-170 persons)
  • Year 8 or below (-154 persons)

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