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Burnside - Burnside Heights

Highest level of schooling

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In Burnside - Burnside Heights, 61% of people aged over 15 years had completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent) as of 2016.

Burnside - Burnside Heights'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
Burnside - Burnside Heights - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Level of schoolingNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2011 to 2016
Year 8 or below5056.35.24336.25.7+71
Year 9 or equivalent3604.56.43585.17.1+2
Year 10 or equivalent91511.415.586512.417.0+50
Year 11 or equivalent7849.812.373110.513.7+52
Year 12 or equivalent4,86260.750.93,94056.446.5+922
Did not go to school1441.81.11061.51.0+37
Not stated4345.48.55557.99.0-122

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 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% Did not go to school, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 1.8% Year 12 or equivalent, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 60.7% Year 11 or equivalent, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 9.8% Year 10 or equivalent, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 11.4% Year 9 or equivalent, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 4.5% Year 8 or below, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 6.3%
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, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +37 Year 12 or equivalent, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +922 Year 11 or equivalent, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +52 Year 10 or equivalent, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +50 Year 9 or equivalent, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +2 Year 8 or below, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +71
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 Burnside - Burnside Heights in 2016 compared to City of Melton 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, 24.0% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 60.7% went on to complete Year 12 or equivalent, compared with 28.3% and 50.9% respectively for City of Melton.

The major differences between the level of schooling attained by the population in Burnside - Burnside Heights and City of Melton were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 12 or equivalent (60.7% compared to 50.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 10 or equivalent (11.4% compared to 15.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 11 or equivalent (9.8% compared to 12.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 9 or equivalent (4.5% compared to 6.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the level of schooling attained by the population in Burnside - Burnside Heights, between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+922 persons)
  • Year 8 or below (+71 persons)
  • Year 11 or equivalent (+52 persons)
  • Year 10 or equivalent (+50 persons)

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