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Oakleigh

Highest level of schooling

In Oakleigh, 61% of people aged over 15 years had completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent) as of 2011.

Oakleigh'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
Oakleigh - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Level of schoolingNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
Year 8 or below5178.46.15429.77.4-25
Year 9 or equivalent2363.84.42464.44.8-10
Year 10 or equivalent5488.910.057110.211.4-23
Year 11 or equivalent5569.09.15499.810.6+7
Year 12 or equivalent3,75260.862.72,99853.656.1+754
Did not go to school1242.01.11212.21.2+3
Not stated4417.16.656910.28.6-128

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 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, Oakleigh: 2.0% Year 12 or equivalent, Oakleigh: 60.8% Year 11 or equivalent, Oakleigh: 9.0% Year 10 or equivalent, Oakleigh: 8.9% Year 9 or equivalent, Oakleigh: 3.8% Year 8 or below, Oakleigh: 8.4%
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, Oakleigh: +3 Year 12 or equivalent, Oakleigh: +754 Year 11 or equivalent, Oakleigh: +7 Year 10 or equivalent, Oakleigh: -23 Year 9 or equivalent, Oakleigh: -10 Year 8 or below, Oakleigh: -25
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 Oakleigh in 2011 compared to City of Monash shows that there was a higher 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, 23.1% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 60.8% went on to complete Year 12 or equivalent, compared with 21.6% and 62.7% respectively for City of Monash.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 8 or below (8.4% compared to 6.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 12 or equivalent (60.8% compared to 62.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 10 or equivalent (8.9% compared to 10.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the level of schooling attained by the population in Oakleigh, between 2006 and 2011 was:

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+754 persons)

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