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Onkaparinga Hills

Highest level of schooling

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

Onkaparinga Hills'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
Onkaparinga Hills - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Level of schoolingNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2011 to 2016
Year 8 or below482.33.7733.54.5-25
Year 9 or equivalent884.25.61245.96.3-36
Year 10 or equivalent41419.618.844020.820.3-26
Year 11 or equivalent50023.720.453025.121.5-30
Year 12 or equivalent96845.944.384740.140.7+121
Did not go to school00.00.230.10.2-3
Not stated914.36.9944.56.5-3

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, Onkaparinga Hills: 0.0% Year 12 or equivalent, Onkaparinga Hills: 45.9% Year 11 or equivalent, Onkaparinga Hills: 23.7% Year 10 or equivalent, Onkaparinga Hills: 19.6% Year 9 or equivalent, Onkaparinga Hills: 4.2% Year 8 or below, Onkaparinga Hills: 2.3%
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, Onkaparinga Hills: -3 Year 12 or equivalent, Onkaparinga Hills: +121 Year 11 or equivalent, Onkaparinga Hills: -30 Year 10 or equivalent, Onkaparinga Hills: -26 Year 9 or equivalent, Onkaparinga Hills: -36 Year 8 or below, Onkaparinga Hills: -25
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the highest level of schooling attained by the population in Onkaparinga Hills in 2016 compared to the City of Onkaparinga shows that there was a lower proportion of people who had left school at an early level (Year 10 or less) and a higher proportion of people who completed Year 12 or equivalent.

Overall, 26.1% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 45.9% went on to complete Year 12 or equivalent, compared with 28.4% and 44.3% respectively for the City of Onkaparinga.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 11 or equivalent (23.7% compared to 20.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 12 or equivalent (45.9% compared to 44.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 8 or below (2.3% compared to 3.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 9 or equivalent (4.2% compared to 5.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the level of schooling attained by the population in Onkaparinga Hills, between 2011 and 2016 was:

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+121 persons)

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