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Ferntree Gully

Highest level of schooling

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

Ferntree Gully'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
Ferntree Gully - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Level of schoolingNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Year 8 or below1,2565.95.01,3136.65.9-57
Year 9 or equivalent1,6507.86.71,7408.77.7-90
Year 10 or equivalent4,03018.916.84,26421.418.4-234
Year 11 or equivalent3,44716.215.03,46917.416.4-22
Year 12 or equivalent9,58745.150.17,63938.444.1+1,948
Did not go to school1080.50.61200.60.7-12
Not stated1,1905.65.61,3736.96.9-182

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, Ferntree Gully: 0.5% Year 12 or equivalent, Ferntree Gully: 45.1% Year 11 or equivalent, Ferntree Gully: 16.2% Year 10 or equivalent, Ferntree Gully: 18.9% Year 9 or equivalent, Ferntree Gully: 7.8% Year 8 or below, Ferntree Gully: 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, Ferntree Gully: -12 Year 12 or equivalent, Ferntree Gully: +1,948 Year 11 or equivalent, Ferntree Gully: -22 Year 10 or equivalent, Ferntree Gully: -234 Year 9 or equivalent, Ferntree Gully: -90 Year 8 or below, Ferntree Gully: -57
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 Ferntree Gully 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, 33.1% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 45.1% 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 Ferntree Gully and the City of Knox were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 10 or equivalent (18.9% compared to 16.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 11 or equivalent (16.2% compared to 15.0%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 9 or equivalent (7.8% compared to 6.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 12 or equivalent (45.1% compared to 50.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+1,948 persons)
  • Year 10 or equivalent (-234 persons)
  • Year 9 or equivalent (-90 persons)
  • Year 8 or below (-57 persons)

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