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Highest level of schooling

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

In Green Wedge, 50% of people aged over 15 years had completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent) as of 2016.

Green Wedge'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
Green Wedge - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Level of schoolingNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2011 to 2016
Year 8 or below2353.44.82393.75.8-4
Year 9 or equivalent4186.17.13816.08.0+38
Year 10 or equivalent1,08215.818.01,08116.919.3+1
Year 11 or equivalent99414.515.01,03416.215.9-40
Year 12 or equivalent3,45850.346.33,17249.642.0+285
Did not go to school430.60.4270.40.3+16
Not stated6369.38.34637.28.7+173

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Highest level of schooling completed, 2016
Highest level of schooling completed, 2016 Did not go to school, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.4% Year 12 or equivalent, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 46.3% Year 11 or equivalent, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 15.0% Year 10 or equivalent, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 18.0% Year 9 or equivalent, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 7.1% Year 8 or below, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 4.8% Did not go to school, Green Wedge: 0.6% Year 12 or equivalent, Green Wedge: 50.3% Year 11 or equivalent, Green Wedge: 14.5% Year 10 or equivalent, Green Wedge: 15.8% Year 9 or equivalent, Green Wedge: 6.1% Year 8 or below, Green Wedge: 3.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in highest level of schooling completed, 2011 to 2016
Change in highest level of schooling completed, 2011 to 2016 Did not go to school, Green Wedge: +16 Year 12 or equivalent, Green Wedge: +285 Year 11 or equivalent, Green Wedge: -40 Year 10 or equivalent, Green Wedge: +1 Year 9 or equivalent, Green Wedge: +38 Year 8 or below, Green Wedge: -4
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the highest level of schooling attained by the population in Green Wedge in 2016 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, 25.9% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 50.3% went on to complete Year 12 or equivalent, compared with 30.3% and 46.3% respectively for Mornington Peninsula Shire.

The major differences between the level of schooling attained by the population in Green Wedge and Mornington Peninsula Shire were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 12 or equivalent (50.3% compared to 46.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 10 or equivalent (15.8% compared to 18.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 8 or below (3.4% compared to 4.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 9 or equivalent (6.1% compared to 7.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the level of schooling attained by the population in Green Wedge, between 2011 and 2016 was:

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+285 persons)

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