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Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill)

Highest level of schooling

In Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill), 61% of people aged over 15 years had completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent) as of 2011.

Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill)'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
Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill) - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Level of schoolingNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
Year 8 or below1,2908.06.81,4239.17.8-133
Year 9 or equivalent7074.44.87925.15.1-85
Year 10 or equivalent1,64110.211.21,76511.312.3-124
Year 11 or equivalent1,4679.110.91,65010.612.0-183
Year 12 or equivalent9,81060.859.78,52954.654.7+1,282
Did not go to school2281.41.12111.31.1+17
Not stated9846.15.61,2498.06.9-265

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 Manningham: 1.1% Year 12 or equivalent, City of Manningham: 59.7% Year 11 or equivalent, City of Manningham: 10.9% Year 10 or equivalent, City of Manningham: 11.2% Year 9 or equivalent, City of Manningham: 4.8% Year 8 or below, City of Manningham: 6.8% Did not go to school, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 1.4% Year 12 or equivalent, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 60.8% Year 11 or equivalent, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 9.1% Year 10 or equivalent, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 10.2% Year 9 or equivalent, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 4.4% Year 8 or below, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 8.0%
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, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): +17 Year 12 or equivalent, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): +1,282 Year 11 or equivalent, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): -183 Year 10 or equivalent, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): -124 Year 9 or equivalent, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): -85 Year 8 or below, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): -133
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the highest level of schooling attained by the population in Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill) in 2011 compared to City of Manningham shows that there was a similar 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, 24.0% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 60.8% went on to complete Year 12 or equivalent, compared with 23.8% and 59.7% respectively for City of Manningham.

The major differences between the level of schooling attained by the population in Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill) and City of Manningham were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 8 or below (8.0% compared to 6.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 12 or equivalent (60.8% compared to 59.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 11 or equivalent (9.1% compared to 10.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the level of schooling attained by the population in Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill), between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+1,282 persons)
  • Year 11 or equivalent (-183 persons)
  • Year 8 or below (-133 persons)
  • Year 10 or equivalent (-124 persons)

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