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Doncaster East

Highest level of schooling

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In Doncaster East, 65% of people aged over 15 years had completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent) as of 2016.

Doncaster East'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 East - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Level of schoolingNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2011 to 2016
Year 8 or below1,3105.55.81,5356.96.8-225
Year 9 or equivalent1,0934.64.51,0614.74.8+32
Year 10 or equivalent2,2619.69.82,48911.111.2-228
Year 11 or equivalent2,1419.19.52,34610.510.9-205
Year 12 or equivalent15,36164.963.513,50960.359.7+1,852
Did not go to school3241.41.22941.31.1+30
Not stated1,1584.95.71,1745.25.6-16

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 Manningham: 1.2% Year 12 or equivalent, City of Manningham: 63.5% Year 11 or equivalent, City of Manningham: 9.5% Year 10 or equivalent, City of Manningham: 9.8% Year 9 or equivalent, City of Manningham: 4.5% Year 8 or below, City of Manningham: 5.8% Did not go to school, Doncaster East: 1.4% Year 12 or equivalent, Doncaster East: 64.9% Year 11 or equivalent, Doncaster East: 9.1% Year 10 or equivalent, Doncaster East: 9.6% Year 9 or equivalent, Doncaster East: 4.6% Year 8 or below, Doncaster East: 5.5%
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, Doncaster East: +30 Year 12 or equivalent, Doncaster East: +1,852 Year 11 or equivalent, Doncaster East: -205 Year 10 or equivalent, Doncaster East: -228 Year 9 or equivalent, Doncaster East: +32 Year 8 or below, Doncaster East: -225
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 Doncaster East in 2016 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, 21.1% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 64.9% went on to complete Year 12 or equivalent, compared with 21.3% and 63.5% respectively for City of Manningham.

The major difference between the level of schooling attained by the population in Doncaster East and City of Manningham was:

  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 12 or equivalent (64.9% compared to 63.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the level of schooling attained by the population in Doncaster East, between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+1,852 persons)
  • Year 10 or equivalent (-228 persons)
  • Year 8 or below (-225 persons)
  • Year 11 or equivalent (-205 persons)

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