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Hills Region

Highest level of schooling

In Hills Region, 60% of people aged over 15 years had completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent) as of 2011.

Hills Region'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
Hills Region - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Level of schoolingNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
Year 8 or below4412.43.85433.04.9-102
Year 9 or equivalent6763.73.97374.14.3-61
Year 10 or equivalent2,40013.112.42,64214.713.8-242
Year 11 or equivalent3,05116.715.23,13517.416.2-84
Year 12 or equivalent10,91259.659.49,99455.554.2+919
Did not go to school330.20.4490.30.5-16
Not stated7914.34.99185.16.1-128

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 Mitcham: 0.4% Year 12 or equivalent, City of Mitcham: 59.4% Year 11 or equivalent, City of Mitcham: 15.2% Year 10 or equivalent, City of Mitcham: 12.4% Year 9 or equivalent, City of Mitcham: 3.9% Year 8 or below, City of Mitcham: 3.8% Did not go to school, Hills Region: 0.2% Year 12 or equivalent, Hills Region: 59.6% Year 11 or equivalent, Hills Region: 16.7% Year 10 or equivalent, Hills Region: 13.1% Year 9 or equivalent, Hills Region: 3.7% Year 8 or below, Hills Region: 2.4%
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, Hills Region: -16 Year 12 or equivalent, Hills Region: +919 Year 11 or equivalent, Hills Region: -84 Year 10 or equivalent, Hills Region: -242 Year 9 or equivalent, Hills Region: -61 Year 8 or below, Hills Region: -102
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 Hills Region in 2011 compared to the City of Mitcham shows that there was a lower proportion of people who had left school at an early level (Year 10 or less) and a similar proportion of people who completed Year 12 or equivalent.

Overall, 19.4% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 59.6% went on to complete Year 12 or equivalent, compared with 20.5% and 59.4% respectively for the City of Mitcham.

The major differences between the level of schooling attained by the population in Hills Region and the City of Mitcham were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 11 or equivalent (16.7% compared to 15.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 8 or below (2.4% compared to 3.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+919 persons)
  • Year 10 or equivalent (-242 persons)
  • Year 8 or below (-102 persons)
  • Year 11 or equivalent (-84 persons)

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