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Koonung Ward

Highest level of schooling

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

In Koonung Ward, 64% of people aged over 15 years had completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent) as of 2016.

Koonung Ward'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
Koonung Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Level of schoolingNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2011 to 2016
Year 8 or below2,1896.45.82,5898.36.8-400
Year 9 or equivalent1,5614.54.51,5004.84.8+61
Year 10 or equivalent3,1669.29.83,40310.911.2-237
Year 11 or equivalent2,8038.29.53,0109.610.9-207
Year 12 or equivalent22,09664.463.518,46959.059.7+3,627
Did not go to school5051.51.24491.41.1+56
Not stated2,0175.95.71,8716.05.6+146

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, Koonung Ward: 1.5% Year 12 or equivalent, Koonung Ward: 64.4% Year 11 or equivalent, Koonung Ward: 8.2% Year 10 or equivalent, Koonung Ward: 9.2% Year 9 or equivalent, Koonung Ward: 4.5% Year 8 or below, Koonung Ward: 6.4%
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, Koonung Ward: +56 Year 12 or equivalent, Koonung Ward: +3,627 Year 11 or equivalent, Koonung Ward: -207 Year 10 or equivalent, Koonung Ward: -237 Year 9 or equivalent, Koonung Ward: +61 Year 8 or below, Koonung Ward: -400
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 Koonung Ward 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, 21.6% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 64.4% 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 Koonung Ward and City of Manningham was:

  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 11 or equivalent (8.2% compared to 9.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+3,627 persons)
  • Year 8 or below (-400 persons)
  • Year 10 or equivalent (-237 persons)
  • Year 11 or equivalent (-207 persons)

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