Highest level of schooling
In Hadfield 38% of people aged over 15 years have completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent).
Hadfield'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||686||14.8||10.0||6001||849||18.7||12.8||-163|
|Year 9 or equivalent||370||8.0||4.3||6002||403||8.9||5.2||-33|
|Year 10 or equivalent||639||13.8||9.2||6003||689||15.2||10.7||-50|
|Year 11 or equivalent||519||11.2||8.3||6004||524||11.6||9.6||-4|
|Year 12 or equivalent||1,780||38.3||56.6||6005||1,452||32.0||48.4||+328|
|Did not go to school||136||2.9||2.1||6006||141||3.1||2.4||-5|
|Total persons aged 15+||4,652||100.0||100.0||4,534||100.0||100.0||+118|
Analysis of the highest level of schooling attained by the population in Hadfield in 2011 compared to the City of Moreland 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, 39.4% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 38.3% 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 Hadfield and the City of Moreland were:
- A larger percentage of persons who completed year 8 or below (14.8% compared to 10.0%)
- A larger percentage of persons who completed year 10 or equivalent (13.8% compared to 9.2%)
- A larger percentage of persons who completed year 9 or equivalent (8.0% compared to 4.3%)
- A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 12 or equivalent (38.3% compared to 56.6%)
The largest changes in the level of schooling attained by the population in Hadfield, between 2006 and 2011 were:
- Year 12 or equivalent (+328 persons)
- Year 8 or below (-163 persons)
- Year 10 or equivalent (-50 persons)