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Mornington Peninsula Shire

Highest level of schooling

In Mornington Peninsula Shire, 42% of people aged over 15 years had completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent) as of 2011.

Mornington Peninsula Shire'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
Mornington Peninsula Shire - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Level of schoolingNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Year 8 or below6,8245.86.47,6926.97.8-868
Year 9 or equivalent9,4768.05.59,5298.66.2-53
Year 10 or equivalent22,74419.312.922,20920.114.1+535
Year 11 or equivalent18,72115.911.517,68416.012.6+1,037
Year 12 or equivalent49,59042.054.640,62536.748.4+8,965
Did not go to school3930.31.23700.31.3+23
Not stated10,3068.77.912,64311.49.7-2,337

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, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.3% Year 12 or equivalent, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 42.0% Year 11 or equivalent, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 15.9% Year 10 or equivalent, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 19.3% Year 9 or equivalent, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 8.0% Year 8 or below, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 5.8%
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, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +23 Year 12 or equivalent, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +8,965 Year 11 or equivalent, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +1,037 Year 10 or equivalent, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +535 Year 9 or equivalent, Mornington Peninsula Shire: -53 Year 8 or below, Mornington Peninsula Shire: -868
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 Mornington Peninsula Shire in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne 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, 33.4% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 42.0% 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 Mornington Peninsula Shire and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 10 or equivalent (19.3% compared to 12.9%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 11 or equivalent (15.9% compared to 11.5%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 9 or equivalent (8.0% compared to 5.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 12 or equivalent (42.0% compared to 54.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the level of schooling attained by the population in Mornington Peninsula Shire, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+8,965 persons)
  • Year 11 or equivalent (+1,037 persons)
  • Year 8 or below (-868 persons)
  • Year 10 or equivalent (+535 persons)

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