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Caroline Springs

Highest level of schooling

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In Caroline Springs, 63% of people aged over 15 years had completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent) as of 2016.

Caroline Springs'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
Caroline Springs - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Level of schoolingNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2011 to 2016
Year 8 or below7204.15.25233.65.7+197
Year 9 or equivalent7744.46.46284.37.1+145
Year 10 or equivalent1,97311.215.51,65911.417.0+313
Year 11 or equivalent1,81110.312.31,66911.413.7+142
Year 12 or equivalent11,08162.750.99,07062.146.5+2,011
Did not go to school1390.81.11200.81.0+19
Not stated1,1686.68.59246.39.0+244

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, Caroline Springs: 0.8% Year 12 or equivalent, Caroline Springs: 62.7% Year 11 or equivalent, Caroline Springs: 10.3% Year 10 or equivalent, Caroline Springs: 11.2% Year 9 or equivalent, Caroline Springs: 4.4% Year 8 or below, Caroline Springs: 4.1%
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, Caroline Springs: +19 Year 12 or equivalent, Caroline Springs: +2,011 Year 11 or equivalent, Caroline Springs: +142 Year 10 or equivalent, Caroline Springs: +313 Year 9 or equivalent, Caroline Springs: +145 Year 8 or below, Caroline Springs: +197
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 Caroline Springs 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, 20.4% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 62.7% 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 Caroline Springs and City of Melton were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 12 or equivalent (62.7% compared to 50.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 10 or equivalent (11.2% compared to 15.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 11 or equivalent (10.3% compared to 12.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 9 or equivalent (4.4% compared to 6.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+2,011 persons)
  • Year 10 or equivalent (+313 persons)
  • Year 8 or below (+197 persons)
  • Year 9 or equivalent (+145 persons)

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