Highest level of schooling
In Doncaster Hill 64% of people aged over 15 years have completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent).
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|
|Level of schooling||Number||%||City of Manningham||Number||%||City of Manningham||2006 to 2011|
|Year 8 or below||71||6.7||6.8||6001||62||8.9||7.8||+9|
|Year 9 or equivalent||38||3.6||4.8||6002||30||4.4||5.1||+8|
|Year 10 or equivalent||95||9.0||11.2||6003||63||9.1||12.3||+33|
|Year 11 or equivalent||75||7.1||10.9||6004||66||9.6||12.0||+9|
|Year 12 or equivalent||680||64.0||59.7||6005||352||50.8||54.7||+328|
|Did not go to school||13||1.3||1.1||6006||10||1.5||1.1||+4|
|Total persons aged 15+||1,064||100.0||100.0||693||100.0||100.0||+371|
Analysis of the highest level of schooling attained by the population in Doncaster Hill in 2011 compared to City of Manningham shows that there was a lower 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, 20.6% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 64.0% 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 Hill and City of Manningham were:
- A larger percentage of persons who completed year 12 or equivalent (64.0% compared to 59.7%)
- A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 11 or equivalent (7.1% compared to 10.9%)
- A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 10 or equivalent (9.0% compared to 11.2%)
- A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 9 or equivalent (3.6% compared to 4.8%)
The largest change in the level of schooling attained by the population in Doncaster Hill, between 2006 and 2011 was:
- Year 12 or equivalent (+328 persons)