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Highest level of schooling

In the City of Moreland, 57% of people aged over 15 years had completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent) as of 2011.

The City of Moreland'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 Moreland - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Level of schoolingNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Year 8 or below12,36610.06.414,48012.87.8-2,114
Year 9 or equivalent5,3554.35.55,9495.26.2-594
Year 10 or equivalent11,3919.212.912,12210.714.1-731
Year 11 or equivalent10,2868.311.510,8769.612.6-590
Year 12 or equivalent69,88156.654.654,91448.448.4+14,967
Did not go to school2,6272.11.22,7512.41.3-124
Not stated11,4819.37.912,35310.99.7-872

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, Greater Melbourne: 1.2% Year 12 or equivalent, Greater Melbourne: 54.6% Year 11 or equivalent, Greater Melbourne: 11.5% Year 10 or equivalent, Greater Melbourne: 12.9% Year 9 or equivalent, Greater Melbourne: 5.5% Year 8 or below, Greater Melbourne: 6.4% Did not go to school, City of Moreland: 2.1% Year 12 or equivalent, City of Moreland: 56.6% Year 11 or equivalent, City of Moreland: 8.3% Year 10 or equivalent, City of Moreland: 9.2% Year 9 or equivalent, City of Moreland: 4.3% Year 8 or below, City of Moreland: 10.0%
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, City of Moreland: -124 Year 12 or equivalent, City of Moreland: +14,967 Year 11 or equivalent, City of Moreland: -590 Year 10 or equivalent, City of Moreland: -731 Year 9 or equivalent, City of Moreland: -594 Year 8 or below, City of Moreland: -2,114
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 the City of Moreland in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a similar 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, 25.7% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 56.6% went on to complete Year 12 or equivalent, compared with 26.0% and 54.6% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 8 or below (10.0% compared to 6.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 12 or equivalent (56.6% compared to 54.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 10 or equivalent (9.2% compared to 12.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 11 or equivalent (8.3% compared to 11.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+14,967 persons)
  • Year 8 or below (-2,114 persons)
  • Year 10 or equivalent (-731 persons)
  • Year 9 or equivalent (-594 persons)

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