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Wheelers Hill

Highest level of schooling

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

Wheelers Hill'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
Wheelers Hill - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Level of schoolingNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
Year 8 or below1,0036.26.11,1606.97.4-157
Year 9 or equivalent7984.94.49115.44.8-113
Year 10 or equivalent1,88011.610.02,01612.011.4-136
Year 11 or equivalent1,76410.99.11,94911.610.6-185
Year 12 or equivalent9,76560.262.79,34855.756.1+417
Did not go to school1671.01.11320.81.2+35
Not stated8405.26.61,2677.58.6-427

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, Wheelers Hill: 1.0% Year 12 or equivalent, Wheelers Hill: 60.2% Year 11 or equivalent, Wheelers Hill: 10.9% Year 10 or equivalent, Wheelers Hill: 11.6% Year 9 or equivalent, Wheelers Hill: 4.9% Year 8 or below, Wheelers Hill: 6.2%
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, Wheelers Hill: +35 Year 12 or equivalent, Wheelers Hill: +417 Year 11 or equivalent, Wheelers Hill: -185 Year 10 or equivalent, Wheelers Hill: -136 Year 9 or equivalent, Wheelers Hill: -113 Year 8 or below, Wheelers Hill: -157
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (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 Wheelers Hill 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, 23.7% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 60.2% 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 Wheelers Hill and City of Monash were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 11 or equivalent (10.9% compared to 9.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 10 or equivalent (11.6% compared to 10.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 12 or equivalent (60.2% compared to 62.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+417 persons)
  • Year 11 or equivalent (-185 persons)
  • Year 8 or below (-157 persons)
  • Year 10 or equivalent (-136 persons)

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