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Highest level of schooling

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for the LGA or other primary area only. What's this?

In the City of Monash, 68% of people aged over 15 years had completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent) as of 2016.

The City of Monash'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
City of Monash - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Level of schoolingNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
Year 8 or below7,6785.05.38,7296.16.4-1,051
Year 9 or equivalent5,8703.84.96,2394.45.5-369
Year 10 or equivalent12,7638.311.414,23810.012.9-1,475
Year 11 or equivalent11,9107.710.213,0629.111.5-1,152
Year 12 or equivalent104,35367.959.489,58962.754.6+14,764
Did not go to school1,7851.21.31,6371.11.2+148
Not stated9,3476.17.59,4466.67.9-99

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, Greater Melbourne: 1.3% Year 12 or equivalent, Greater Melbourne: 59.4% Year 11 or equivalent, Greater Melbourne: 10.2% Year 10 or equivalent, Greater Melbourne: 11.4% Year 9 or equivalent, Greater Melbourne: 4.9% Year 8 or below, Greater Melbourne: 5.3% 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%
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, City of Monash: +148 Year 12 or equivalent, City of Monash: +14,764 Year 11 or equivalent, City of Monash: -1,152 Year 10 or equivalent, City of Monash: -1,475 Year 9 or equivalent, City of Monash: -369 Year 8 or below, City of Monash: -1,051
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 the City of Monash in 2016 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a lower 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, 18.3% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 67.9% went on to complete Year 12 or equivalent, compared with 22.9% and 59.4% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 12 or equivalent (67.9% compared to 59.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 10 or equivalent (8.3% compared to 11.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 11 or equivalent (7.7% compared to 10.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 9 or equivalent (3.8% compared to 4.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+14,764 persons)
  • Year 10 or equivalent (-1,475 persons)
  • Year 11 or equivalent (-1,152 persons)
  • Year 8 or below (-1,051 persons)

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