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Oakleigh South

Highest level of schooling

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In Oakleigh South, 63% of people aged over 15 years had completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent) as of 2016.

Oakleigh South'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 South - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Level of schoolingNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2011 to 2016
Year 8 or below3137.45.03388.26.1-25
Year 9 or equivalent1613.83.82145.24.4-53
Year 10 or equivalent4039.68.346911.410.0-66
Year 11 or equivalent3488.37.73979.79.1-49
Year 12 or equivalent2,64262.867.92,30456.062.7+338
Did not go to school701.71.2631.51.1+7
Not stated2706.46.13288.06.6-58

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 Monash: 1.2% Year 12 or equivalent, City of Monash: 67.9% Year 11 or equivalent, City of Monash: 7.7% Year 10 or equivalent, City of Monash: 8.3% Year 9 or equivalent, City of Monash: 3.8% Year 8 or below, City of Monash: 5.0% Did not go to school, Oakleigh South: 1.7% Year 12 or equivalent, Oakleigh South: 62.8% Year 11 or equivalent, Oakleigh South: 8.3% Year 10 or equivalent, Oakleigh South: 9.6% Year 9 or equivalent, Oakleigh South: 3.8% Year 8 or below, Oakleigh South: 7.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
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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, Oakleigh South: +7 Year 12 or equivalent, Oakleigh South: +338 Year 11 or equivalent, Oakleigh South: -49 Year 10 or equivalent, Oakleigh South: -66 Year 9 or equivalent, Oakleigh South: -53 Year 8 or below, Oakleigh South: -25
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 Oakleigh South in 2016 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, 22.5% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 62.8% went on to complete Year 12 or equivalent, compared with 18.3% and 67.9% respectively for City of Monash.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 8 or below (7.4% compared to 5.0%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 10 or equivalent (9.6% compared to 8.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 12 or equivalent (62.8% compared to 67.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+338 persons)
  • Year 10 or equivalent (-66 persons)
  • Year 9 or equivalent (-53 persons)

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