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Hills Region

Highest level of schooling

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In Hills Region, 62% of people aged over 15 years had completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent) as of 2016.

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)20162011Change
Level of schoolingNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2011 to 2016
Year 8 or below3962.13.04412.43.8-44
Year 9 or equivalent7543.93.66753.73.9+79
Year 10 or equivalent2,24611.710.82,39913.112.4-153
Year 11 or equivalent2,89215.113.83,05016.715.2-158
Year 12 or equivalent11,92162.363.310,91259.659.4+1,009
Did not go to school270.10.4330.20.4-6
Not stated9094.85.17904.34.9+119

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 Mitcham: 0.4% Year 12 or equivalent, City of Mitcham: 63.3% Year 11 or equivalent, City of Mitcham: 13.8% Year 10 or equivalent, City of Mitcham: 10.8% Year 9 or equivalent, City of Mitcham: 3.6% Year 8 or below, City of Mitcham: 3.0% Did not go to school, Hills Region: 0.1% Year 12 or equivalent, Hills Region: 62.3% Year 11 or equivalent, Hills Region: 15.1% Year 10 or equivalent, Hills Region: 11.7% Year 9 or equivalent, Hills Region: 3.9% Year 8 or below, Hills Region: 2.1%
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, Hills Region: -6 Year 12 or equivalent, Hills Region: +1,009 Year 11 or equivalent, Hills Region: -158 Year 10 or equivalent, Hills Region: -153 Year 9 or equivalent, Hills Region: +79 Year 8 or below, Hills Region: -44
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 Hills Region in 2016 compared to the City of Mitcham shows that there was a similar proportion of people who had left school at an early level (Year 10 or less) and a lower proportion of people who completed Year 12 or equivalent.

Overall, 17.9% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 62.3% went on to complete Year 12 or equivalent, compared with 17.8% and 63.3% 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 (15.1% compared to 13.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 12 or equivalent (62.3% compared to 63.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+1,009 persons)
  • Year 11 or equivalent (-158 persons)
  • Year 10 or equivalent (-153 persons)
  • Year 9 or equivalent (+79 persons)

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