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McLaren Vale

Highest level of schooling

In McLaren Vale, 41% of people aged over 15 years had completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent) as of 2011.

McLaren Vale'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
McLaren Vale - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Level of schoolingNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Year 8 or below2247.24.52427.85.4-18
Year 9 or equivalent1886.16.32237.26.8-34
Year 10 or equivalent65321.120.368922.221.9-36
Year 11 or equivalent58518.821.562420.122.5-40
Year 12 or equivalent1,26040.640.71,15037.136.4+110
Did not go to school50.10.230.10.3+2
Not stated1886.06.51705.56.8+18

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, City of Onkaparinga: 0.2% Year 12 or equivalent, City of Onkaparinga: 40.7% Year 11 or equivalent, City of Onkaparinga: 21.5% Year 10 or equivalent, City of Onkaparinga: 20.3% Year 9 or equivalent, City of Onkaparinga: 6.3% Year 8 or below, City of Onkaparinga: 4.5% Did not go to school, McLaren Vale: 0.1% Year 12 or equivalent, McLaren Vale: 40.6% Year 11 or equivalent, McLaren Vale: 18.8% Year 10 or equivalent, McLaren Vale: 21.1% Year 9 or equivalent, McLaren Vale: 6.1% Year 8 or below, McLaren Vale: 7.2%
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, McLaren Vale: +2 Year 12 or equivalent, McLaren Vale: +110 Year 11 or equivalent, McLaren Vale: -40 Year 10 or equivalent, McLaren Vale: -36 Year 9 or equivalent, McLaren Vale: -34 Year 8 or below, McLaren Vale: -18
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 McLaren Vale in 2011 compared to the City of Onkaparinga shows that there was a higher proportion of people who had left school at an early level (Year 10 or less) and a similar proportion of people who completed Year 12 or equivalent.

Overall, 34.5% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 40.6% went on to complete Year 12 or equivalent, compared with 31.3% and 40.7% respectively for the City of Onkaparinga.

The major differences between the level of schooling attained by the population in McLaren Vale and the City of Onkaparinga were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 8 or below (7.2% compared to 4.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 11 or equivalent (18.8% compared to 21.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the level of schooling attained by the population in McLaren Vale, between 2006 and 2011 was:

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+110 persons)

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