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McLaren Vale

Highest level of schooling

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In McLaren Vale, 44% of people aged over 15 years had completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent) as of 2016.

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)20162011Change
Level of schoolingNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2011 to 2016
Year 8 or below1514.63.72237.24.5-72
Year 9 or equivalent1624.95.61886.16.3-26
Year 10 or equivalent61818.618.865321.120.3-35
Year 11 or equivalent60818.320.458418.821.5+24
Year 12 or equivalent1,47544.344.31,25940.640.7+215
Did not go to school00.00.240.10.2-5
Not stated3169.56.91876.06.5+128

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, City of Onkaparinga: 0.2% Year 12 or equivalent, City of Onkaparinga: 44.3% Year 11 or equivalent, City of Onkaparinga: 20.4% Year 10 or equivalent, City of Onkaparinga: 18.8% Year 9 or equivalent, City of Onkaparinga: 5.6% Year 8 or below, City of Onkaparinga: 3.7% Did not go to school, McLaren Vale: 0.0% Year 12 or equivalent, McLaren Vale: 44.3% Year 11 or equivalent, McLaren Vale: 18.3% Year 10 or equivalent, McLaren Vale: 18.6% Year 9 or equivalent, McLaren Vale: 4.9% Year 8 or below, McLaren Vale: 4.6%
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, McLaren Vale: -5 Year 12 or equivalent, McLaren Vale: +215 Year 11 or equivalent, McLaren Vale: +24 Year 10 or equivalent, McLaren Vale: -35 Year 9 or equivalent, McLaren Vale: -26 Year 8 or below, McLaren Vale: -72
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 McLaren Vale in 2016 compared to the City of Onkaparinga shows that there was a similar proportion of people who had left school at an early level (Year 10 or less) as well as a similar proportion of people who completed Year 12 or equivalent.

Overall, 28.0% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 44.3% went on to complete Year 12 or equivalent, compared with 28.4% and 44.3% respectively for the City of Onkaparinga.

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

  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 11 or equivalent (18.3% compared to 20.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the level of schooling attained by the population in McLaren Vale, between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+215 persons)
  • Year 8 or below (-72 persons)

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