Highest level of schooling
In Brunswick East 71% of people aged over 15 years have completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent).
Brunswick East'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|
|Level of schooling||Number||%||City of Moreland||Number||%||City of Moreland||2006 to 2011|
|Year 8 or below||626||7.3||10.0||6001||735||9.5||12.8||-109|
|Year 9 or equivalent||194||2.3||4.3||6002||217||2.8||5.2||-23|
|Year 10 or equivalent||460||5.4||9.2||6003||538||6.9||10.7||-78|
|Year 11 or equivalent||442||5.2||8.3||6004||471||6.1||9.6||-29|
|Year 12 or equivalent||6,029||70.6||56.6||6005||4,769||61.5||48.4||+1,260|
|Did not go to school||151||1.8||2.1||6006||195||2.5||2.4||-44|
|Total persons aged 15+||8,542||100.0||100.0||7,755||100.0||100.0||+787|
Analysis of the highest level of schooling attained by the population in Brunswick East in 2011 compared to the City of Moreland 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, 16.8% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 70.6% went on to complete Year 12 or equivalent, compared with 25.7% and 56.6% respectively for the City of Moreland.
The major differences between the level of schooling attained by the population in Brunswick East and the City of Moreland were:
- A larger percentage of persons who completed year 12 or equivalent (70.6% compared to 56.6%)
- A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 10 or equivalent (5.4% compared to 9.2%)
- A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 11 or equivalent (5.2% compared to 8.3%)
- A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 8 or below (7.3% compared to 10.0%)
The largest changes in the level of schooling attained by the population in Brunswick East, between 2006 and 2011 were:
- Year 12 or equivalent (+1,260 persons)
- Year 8 or below (-109 persons)
- Year 10 or equivalent (-78 persons)