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Avondale Heights

Highest level of schooling

In Avondale Heights, 47% of people aged over 15 years had completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent) as of 2011.

Avondale Heights'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
Avondale Heights - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Level of schoolingNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2006 to 2011
Year 8 or below1,46515.68.11,67717.710.3-212
Year 9 or equivalent5515.84.76727.15.6-121
Year 10 or equivalent1,09111.610.71,17312.411.8-82
Year 11 or equivalent8569.110.69299.811.5-73
Year 12 or equivalent4,45147.356.33,91341.449.2+538
Did not go to school2833.01.63133.31.7-30
Not stated7237.78.07788.29.9-55

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, Avondale Heights: 3.0% Year 12 or equivalent, Avondale Heights: 47.3% Year 11 or equivalent, Avondale Heights: 9.1% Year 10 or equivalent, Avondale Heights: 11.6% Year 9 or equivalent, Avondale Heights: 5.8% Year 8 or below, Avondale Heights: 15.6%
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, Avondale Heights: -30 Year 12 or equivalent, Avondale Heights: +538 Year 11 or equivalent, Avondale Heights: -73 Year 10 or equivalent, Avondale Heights: -82 Year 9 or equivalent, Avondale Heights: -121 Year 8 or below, Avondale Heights: -212
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 Avondale Heights 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, 36.0% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 47.3% 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 Avondale Heights and the City of Moonee Valley were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 8 or below (15.6% compared to 8.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did not go to school (3.0% compared to 1.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 12 or equivalent (47.3% compared to 56.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 11 or equivalent (9.1% compared to 10.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+538 persons)
  • Year 8 or below (-212 persons)
  • Year 9 or equivalent (-121 persons)
  • Year 10 or equivalent (-82 persons)

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