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Highest level of schooling

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

In the City of Melton, 51% of people aged over 15 years had completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent) as of 2016.

The City of Melton'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
City of Melton - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Level of schoolingNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
Year 8 or below5,3315.25.34,7065.76.4+625
Year 9 or equivalent6,5826.44.95,8527.15.5+730
Year 10 or equivalent15,85815.511.413,95817.012.9+1,900
Year 11 or equivalent12,58912.310.211,29513.711.5+1,294
Year 12 or equivalent51,92950.959.438,24746.554.6+13,682
Did not go to school1,1421.11.38171.01.2+325
Not stated8,6558.57.57,3859.07.9+1,270

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, Greater Melbourne: 1.3% Year 12 or equivalent, Greater Melbourne: 59.4% Year 11 or equivalent, Greater Melbourne: 10.2% Year 10 or equivalent, Greater Melbourne: 11.4% Year 9 or equivalent, Greater Melbourne: 4.9% Year 8 or below, Greater Melbourne: 5.3% Did not go to school, City of Melton: 1.1% Year 12 or equivalent, City of Melton: 50.9% Year 11 or equivalent, City of Melton: 12.3% Year 10 or equivalent, City of Melton: 15.5% Year 9 or equivalent, City of Melton: 6.4% Year 8 or below, City of Melton: 5.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
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, City of Melton: +325 Year 12 or equivalent, City of Melton: +13,682 Year 11 or equivalent, City of Melton: +1,294 Year 10 or equivalent, City of Melton: +1,900 Year 9 or equivalent, City of Melton: +730 Year 8 or below, City of Melton: +625
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 the City of Melton in 2016 compared to Greater Melbourne 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, 28.3% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 50.9% went on to complete Year 12 or equivalent, compared with 22.9% and 59.4% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The major differences between the level of schooling attained by the population in the City of Melton and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 10 or equivalent (15.5% compared to 11.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 11 or equivalent (12.3% compared to 10.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 9 or equivalent (6.4% compared to 4.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 12 or equivalent (50.9% compared to 59.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+13,682 persons)
  • Year 10 or equivalent (+1,900 persons)
  • Year 11 or equivalent (+1,294 persons)
  • Year 9 or equivalent (+730 persons)

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