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Melton East

Highest level of schooling

In Melton East, 58% of people aged over 15 years had completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent) as of 2011.

Melton East'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
Melton East - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Level of schoolingNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Year 8 or below1,9704.85.71,5255.76.8+445
Year 9 or equivalent2,0094.97.11,3655.17.9+644
Year 10 or equivalent5,28812.917.03,81214.318.8+1,476
Year 11 or equivalent4,90812.013.73,65713.715.5+1,251
Year 12 or equivalent23,73157.946.513,88752.040.3+9,844
Did not go to school4361.11.02921.10.9+144
Not stated2,6496.59.02,1458.09.8+504

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, Melton East: 1.1% Year 12 or equivalent, Melton East: 57.9% Year 11 or equivalent, Melton East: 12.0% Year 10 or equivalent, Melton East: 12.9% Year 9 or equivalent, Melton East: 4.9% Year 8 or below, Melton East: 4.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
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, Melton East: +144 Year 12 or equivalent, Melton East: +9,844 Year 11 or equivalent, Melton East: +1,251 Year 10 or equivalent, Melton East: +1,476 Year 9 or equivalent, Melton East: +644 Year 8 or below, Melton East: +445
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the highest level of schooling attained by the population in Melton East in 2011 compared to the 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, 23.7% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 57.9% went on to complete Year 12 or equivalent, compared with 30.8% and 46.5% respectively for the City of Melton.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 12 or equivalent (57.9% compared to 46.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 10 or equivalent (12.9% compared to 17.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 9 or equivalent (4.9% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 11 or equivalent (12.0% compared to 13.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the level of schooling attained by the population in Melton East, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+9,844 persons)
  • Year 10 or equivalent (+1,476 persons)
  • Year 11 or equivalent (+1,251 persons)
  • Year 9 or equivalent (+644 persons)

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