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Mornington Peninsula Shire

Highest level of schooling

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In Mornington Peninsula Shire, 46% of people aged over 15 years had completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent) as of 2016.

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)20162011Change
Level of schoolingNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
Year 8 or below6,1794.85.36,8245.86.4-645
Year 9 or equivalent9,1187.14.99,4768.05.5-358
Year 10 or equivalent23,11518.011.422,74419.312.9+371
Year 11 or equivalent19,26915.010.218,72115.911.5+548
Year 12 or equivalent59,35546.359.449,59042.054.6+9,765
Did not go to school4680.41.33930.31.2+75
Not stated10,6578.37.510,3068.77.9+351

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, Greater Melbourne: 1.3% Year 12 or equivalent, Greater Melbourne: 59.4% Year 11 or equivalent, Greater Melbourne: 10.2% Year 10 or equivalent, Greater Melbourne: 11.4% Year 9 or equivalent, Greater Melbourne: 4.9% Year 8 or below, Greater Melbourne: 5.3% 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%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
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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, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +75 Year 12 or equivalent, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +9,765 Year 11 or equivalent, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +548 Year 10 or equivalent, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +371 Year 9 or equivalent, Mornington Peninsula Shire: -358 Year 8 or below, Mornington Peninsula Shire: -645
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 Mornington Peninsula Shire in 2016 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, 30.3% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 46.3% went on to complete Year 12 or equivalent, compared with 22.9% and 59.4% 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 (18.0% compared to 11.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 11 or equivalent (15.0% compared to 10.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 9 or equivalent (7.1% compared to 4.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 12 or equivalent (46.3% compared to 59.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the level of schooling attained by the population in Mornington Peninsula Shire, between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+9,765 persons)
  • Year 8 or below (-645 persons)
  • Year 11 or equivalent (+548 persons)
  • Year 10 or equivalent (+371 persons)

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