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Mount Waverley

Highest level of schooling

In Mount Waverley, 63% of people aged over 15 years had completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent) as of 2011.

Mount Waverley'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
Mount Waverley - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Level of schoolingNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
Year 8 or below1,5155.66.11,6786.57.4-163
Year 9 or equivalent1,1654.34.41,3475.24.8-182
Year 10 or equivalent2,89810.810.03,20412.411.4-306
Year 11 or equivalent2,76910.39.13,09112.010.6-322
Year 12 or equivalent16,95663.262.714,47156.256.1+2,485
Did not go to school1840.71.11530.61.2+31
Not stated1,3405.06.61,8017.08.6-461

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 Monash: 1.1% Year 12 or equivalent, City of Monash: 62.7% Year 11 or equivalent, City of Monash: 9.1% Year 10 or equivalent, City of Monash: 10.0% Year 9 or equivalent, City of Monash: 4.4% Year 8 or below, City of Monash: 6.1% Did not go to school, Mount Waverley: 0.7% Year 12 or equivalent, Mount Waverley: 63.2% Year 11 or equivalent, Mount Waverley: 10.3% Year 10 or equivalent, Mount Waverley: 10.8% Year 9 or equivalent, Mount Waverley: 4.3% Year 8 or below, Mount Waverley: 5.6%
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, Mount Waverley: +31 Year 12 or equivalent, Mount Waverley: +2,485 Year 11 or equivalent, Mount Waverley: -322 Year 10 or equivalent, Mount Waverley: -306 Year 9 or equivalent, Mount Waverley: -182 Year 8 or below, Mount Waverley: -163
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 Mount Waverley in 2011 compared to City of Monash shows that there was a similar 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, 21.5% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 63.2% went on to complete Year 12 or equivalent, compared with 21.6% and 62.7% respectively for City of Monash.

The major difference between the level of schooling attained by the population in Mount Waverley and City of Monash was:

  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 11 or equivalent (10.3% compared to 9.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+2,485 persons)
  • Year 11 or equivalent (-322 persons)
  • Year 10 or equivalent (-306 persons)
  • Year 9 or equivalent (-182 persons)

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