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Shire of Mundaring

Highest level of schooling

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

The Shire of Mundaring'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
Shire of Mundaring - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Level of schoolingNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2006 to 2011
Year 8 or below8973.03.71,0663.84.6-169
Year 9 or equivalent1,4554.94.41,5005.45.0-45
Year 10 or equivalent7,51525.421.27,58227.323.5-67
Year 11 or equivalent3,31111.210.33,19911.510.6+112
Year 12 or equivalent12,77343.251.211,25940.645.4+1,514
Did not go to school930.30.6840.30.6+9
Not stated3,52211.98.63,03510.910.1+487

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 Perth: 0.6% Year 12 or equivalent, Greater Perth: 51.2% Year 11 or equivalent, Greater Perth: 10.3% Year 10 or equivalent, Greater Perth: 21.2% Year 9 or equivalent, Greater Perth: 4.4% Year 8 or below, Greater Perth: 3.7% Did not go to school, Shire of Mundaring: 0.3% Year 12 or equivalent, Shire of Mundaring: 43.2% Year 11 or equivalent, Shire of Mundaring: 11.2% Year 10 or equivalent, Shire of Mundaring: 25.4% Year 9 or equivalent, Shire of Mundaring: 4.9% Year 8 or below, Shire of Mundaring: 3.0%
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, Shire of Mundaring: +9 Year 12 or equivalent, Shire of Mundaring: +1,514 Year 11 or equivalent, Shire of Mundaring: +112 Year 10 or equivalent, Shire of Mundaring: -67 Year 9 or equivalent, Shire of Mundaring: -45 Year 8 or below, Shire of Mundaring: -169
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 the Shire of Mundaring in 2011 compared to Greater Perth 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, 33.7% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 43.2% went on to complete Year 12 or equivalent, compared with 29.9% and 51.2% respectively for Greater Perth.

The major differences between the level of schooling attained by the population in the Shire of Mundaring and Greater Perth were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 10 or equivalent (25.4% compared to 21.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 12 or equivalent (43.2% compared to 51.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+1,514 persons)
  • Year 8 or below (-169 persons)
  • Year 11 or equivalent (+112 persons)
  • Year 10 or equivalent (-67 persons)

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