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Upper Ferntree Gully

Highest level of schooling

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In Upper Ferntree Gully, 49% of people aged over 15 years had completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent) as of 2016.

Upper 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
Upper Ferntree Gully - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Level of schoolingNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
Year 8 or below1014.94.31085.35.0-7
Year 9 or equivalent1366.76.11688.36.7-32
Year 10 or equivalent36017.614.839219.316.8-32
Year 11 or equivalent28113.713.531315.415.0-32
Year 12 or equivalent1,00349.155.087543.050.1+128
Did not go to school90.40.7100.50.6-1
Not stated1547.55.71678.25.6-13

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Highest level of schooling completed, 2016
Highest level of schooling completed, 2016 Did not go to school, City of Knox: 0.7% Year 12 or equivalent, City of Knox: 55.0% Year 11 or equivalent, City of Knox: 13.5% Year 10 or equivalent, City of Knox: 14.8% Year 9 or equivalent, City of Knox: 6.1% Year 8 or below, City of Knox: 4.3% Did not go to school, Upper Ferntree Gully: 0.4% Year 12 or equivalent, Upper Ferntree Gully: 49.1% Year 11 or equivalent, Upper Ferntree Gully: 13.7% Year 10 or equivalent, Upper Ferntree Gully: 17.6% Year 9 or equivalent, Upper Ferntree Gully: 6.7% Year 8 or below, Upper Ferntree Gully: 4.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
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Change in highest level of schooling completed, 2011 to 2016
Change in highest level of schooling completed, 2011 to 2016 Did not go to school, Upper Ferntree Gully: -1 Year 12 or equivalent, Upper Ferntree Gully: +128 Year 11 or equivalent, Upper Ferntree Gully: -32 Year 10 or equivalent, Upper Ferntree Gully: -32 Year 9 or equivalent, Upper Ferntree Gully: -32 Year 8 or below, Upper Ferntree Gully: -7
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the highest level of schooling attained by the population in Upper Ferntree Gully in 2016 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, 29.6% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 49.1% went on to complete Year 12 or equivalent, compared with 25.9% and 55.0% respectively for the City of Knox.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 10 or equivalent (17.6% compared to 14.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 12 or equivalent (49.1% compared to 55.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the level of schooling attained by the population in Upper Ferntree Gully, between 2011 and 2016 was:

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+128 persons)

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