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Airport West - Essendon Fields

Highest level of schooling

In Airport West - Essendon Fields, 45% of people aged over 15 years had completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent) as of 2011.

Airport West - Essendon Fields'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
Airport West - Essendon Fields - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Level of schoolingNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2006 to 2011
Year 8 or below70311.98.183014.710.3-127
Year 9 or equivalent4026.84.74447.85.6-42
Year 10 or equivalent81713.810.785315.111.8-36
Year 11 or equivalent74412.610.677213.611.5-28
Year 12 or equivalent2,63544.656.32,02935.849.2+606
Did not go to school1292.21.6871.51.7+42
Not stated4788.18.064611.49.9-168

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 Moonee Valley: 1.6% Year 12 or equivalent, City of Moonee Valley: 56.3% Year 11 or equivalent, City of Moonee Valley: 10.6% Year 10 or equivalent, City of Moonee Valley: 10.7% Year 9 or equivalent, City of Moonee Valley: 4.7% Year 8 or below, City of Moonee Valley: 8.1% Did not go to school, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 2.2% Year 12 or equivalent, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 44.6% Year 11 or equivalent, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 12.6% Year 10 or equivalent, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 13.8% Year 9 or equivalent, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 6.8% Year 8 or below, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 11.9%
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, Airport West - Essendon Fields: +42 Year 12 or equivalent, Airport West - Essendon Fields: +606 Year 11 or equivalent, Airport West - Essendon Fields: -28 Year 10 or equivalent, Airport West - Essendon Fields: -36 Year 9 or equivalent, Airport West - Essendon Fields: -42 Year 8 or below, Airport West - Essendon Fields: -127
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 Airport West - Essendon Fields in 2011 compared to the City of Moonee Valley 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, 34.7% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 44.6% went on to complete Year 12 or equivalent, compared with 25.1% and 56.3% respectively for the City of Moonee Valley.

The major differences between the level of schooling attained by the population in Airport West - Essendon Fields and the City of Moonee Valley were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 8 or below (11.9% compared to 8.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 10 or equivalent (13.8% compared to 10.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 9 or equivalent (6.8% compared to 4.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 12 or equivalent (44.6% compared to 56.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the level of schooling attained by the population in Airport West - Essendon Fields, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+606 persons)
  • Year 8 or below (-127 persons)

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