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Burnside - Burnside Heights

Highest level of schooling

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In Burnside - Burnside Heights, 56% of people aged over 15 years had completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent) as of 2011.

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)20112006Change
Level of schoolingNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Year 8 or below4336.25.73488.96.8+85
Year 9 or equivalent3585.17.12386.17.9+119
Year 10 or equivalent86512.417.056114.418.8+304
Year 11 or equivalent73110.513.748712.515.5+244
Year 12 or equivalent3,94056.446.51,82146.640.3+2,119
Did not go to school1061.51.0481.30.9+58
Not stated5557.99.040410.39.8+151

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Highest level of schooling completed, 2011
Highest level of schooling completed, 2011 Did not go to school, City of Melton: 1.0% Year 12 or equivalent, City of Melton: 46.5% Year 11 or equivalent, City of Melton: 13.7% Year 10 or equivalent, City of Melton: 17.0% Year 9 or equivalent, City of Melton: 7.1% Year 8 or below, City of Melton: 5.7% Did not go to school, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 1.5% Year 12 or equivalent, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 56.4% Year 11 or equivalent, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 10.5% Year 10 or equivalent, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 12.4% Year 9 or equivalent, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 5.1% Year 8 or below, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 6.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Change in highest level of schooling completed, 2006 to 2011
Change in highest level of schooling completed, 2006 to 2011 Did not go to school, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +58 Year 12 or equivalent, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +2,119 Year 11 or equivalent, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +244 Year 10 or equivalent, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +304 Year 9 or equivalent, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +119 Year 8 or below, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +85
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (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 Burnside - Burnside Heights in 2011 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, 25.2% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 56.4% went on to complete Year 12 or equivalent, compared with 30.8% and 46.5% 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 (56.4% compared to 46.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 10 or equivalent (12.4% compared to 17.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 11 or equivalent (10.5% compared to 13.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 9 or equivalent (5.1% compared to 7.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the level of schooling attained by the population in Burnside - Burnside Heights, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+2,119 persons)
  • Year 10 or equivalent (+304 persons)
  • Year 11 or equivalent (+244 persons)
  • Year 9 or equivalent (+119 persons)

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