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Mornington

Highest level of schooling

In Mornington, 43% of people aged over 15 years had completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent) as of 2011.

Mornington'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 - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Level of schoolingNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
Year 8 or below1,1276.15.81,2367.26.9-109
Year 9 or equivalent1,4147.78.01,4838.78.6-69
Year 10 or equivalent3,39718.519.33,38019.720.1+17
Year 11 or equivalent2,85915.515.92,69015.716.0+169
Year 12 or equivalent7,89942.942.06,35137.136.7+1,548
Did not go to school670.40.3910.50.3-24
Not stated1,6358.98.71,90511.111.4-270

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, Mornington: 0.4% Year 12 or equivalent, Mornington: 42.9% Year 11 or equivalent, Mornington: 15.5% Year 10 or equivalent, Mornington: 18.5% Year 9 or equivalent, Mornington: 7.7% Year 8 or below, Mornington: 6.1%
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: -24 Year 12 or equivalent, Mornington: +1,548 Year 11 or equivalent, Mornington: +169 Year 10 or equivalent, Mornington: +17 Year 9 or equivalent, Mornington: -69 Year 8 or below, Mornington: -109
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 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, 32.6% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 42.9% went on to complete Year 12 or equivalent, compared with 33.4% and 42.0% respectively for Mornington Peninsula Shire.

There were no major differences between Mornington and Mornington Peninsula Shire in 2011.

Emerging groups

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

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+1,548 persons)
  • Year 11 or equivalent (+169 persons)
  • Year 8 or below (-109 persons)
  • Year 9 or equivalent (-69 persons)

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