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Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers

Highest level of schooling

In Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers, 52% of people aged over 15 years had completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent) as of 2011.

Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers'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
Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Level of schoolingNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
Year 8 or below1193.45.81213.86.9-3
Year 9 or equivalent1855.38.02146.78.6-29
Year 10 or equivalent54815.619.357518.020.1-27
Year 11 or equivalent52614.915.952216.316.0+4
Year 12 or equivalent1,84552.442.01,48646.536.7+359
Did not go to school30.10.320.00.3+2
Not stated2968.48.72788.711.4+18

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, 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% Did not go to school, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 0.1% Year 12 or equivalent, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 52.4% Year 11 or equivalent, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 14.9% Year 10 or equivalent, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 15.6% Year 9 or equivalent, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 5.3% Year 8 or below, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 3.4%
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, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +2 Year 12 or equivalent, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +359 Year 11 or equivalent, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +4 Year 10 or equivalent, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: -27 Year 9 or equivalent, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: -29 Year 8 or below, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: -3
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 Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers in 2011 compared to Mornington Peninsula Shire 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, 24.3% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 52.4% went on to complete Year 12 or equivalent, compared with 33.4% and 42.0% respectively for Mornington Peninsula Shire.

The major differences between the level of schooling attained by the population in Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers and Mornington Peninsula Shire were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 12 or equivalent (52.4% compared to 42.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 10 or equivalent (15.6% compared to 19.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 9 or equivalent (5.3% compared to 8.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 8 or below (3.4% compared to 5.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the level of schooling attained by the population in Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers, between 2006 and 2011 was:

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+359 persons)

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