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District Council of Mount Barker

Highest level of schooling

In the District Council of Mount Barker, 46% of people aged over 15 years had completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent) as of 2011.

The District Council of Mount Barker'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
District Council of Mount Barker - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Level of schoolingNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Year 8 or below9844.26.01,0415.17.3-57
Year 9 or equivalent1,3355.75.41,2866.35.9+49
Year 10 or equivalent4,21918.116.04,01719.617.4+202
Year 11 or equivalent4,86720.917.54,42321.618.5+444
Year 12 or equivalent10,71746.147.18,24040.341.7+2,477
Did not go to school310.10.9240.10.9+7
Not stated1,1024.77.21,4136.98.3-311

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 Adelaide: 0.9% Year 12 or equivalent, Greater Adelaide: 47.1% Year 11 or equivalent, Greater Adelaide: 17.5% Year 10 or equivalent, Greater Adelaide: 16.0% Year 9 or equivalent, Greater Adelaide: 5.4% Year 8 or below, Greater Adelaide: 6.0% Did not go to school, District Council of Mount Barker: 0.1% Year 12 or equivalent, District Council of Mount Barker: 46.1% Year 11 or equivalent, District Council of Mount Barker: 20.9% Year 10 or equivalent, District Council of Mount Barker: 18.1% Year 9 or equivalent, District Council of Mount Barker: 5.7% Year 8 or below, District Council of Mount Barker: 4.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
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, District Council of Mount Barker: +7 Year 12 or equivalent, District Council of Mount Barker: +2,477 Year 11 or equivalent, District Council of Mount Barker: +444 Year 10 or equivalent, District Council of Mount Barker: +202 Year 9 or equivalent, District Council of Mount Barker: +49 Year 8 or below, District Council of Mount Barker: -57
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (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 the District Council of Mount Barker in 2011 compared to Greater Adelaide shows that there was a similar 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, 28.2% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 46.1% went on to complete Year 12 or equivalent, compared with 28.2% and 47.1% respectively for Greater Adelaide.

The major differences between the level of schooling attained by the population in the District Council of Mount Barker and Greater Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 11 or equivalent (20.9% compared to 17.5%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 10 or equivalent (18.1% compared to 16.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 8 or below (4.2% compared to 6.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the level of schooling attained by the population in the District Council of Mount Barker, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+2,477 persons)
  • Year 11 or equivalent (+444 persons)
  • Year 10 or equivalent (+202 persons)
  • Year 8 or below (-57 persons)

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