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Port Noarlunga

Highest level of schooling

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

In Port Noarlunga, 42% of people aged over 15 years had completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent) as of 2016.

Port Noarlunga'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
Port Noarlunga - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Level of schoolingNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2011 to 2016
Year 8 or below793.23.71596.74.5-80
Year 9 or equivalent1455.95.61596.76.3-14
Year 10 or equivalent41816.918.844818.920.3-30
Year 11 or equivalent50120.320.448320.421.5+18
Year 12 or equivalent1,03141.644.392138.940.7+110
Did not go to school50.20.200.00.2+5
Not stated29612.06.91968.36.5+100

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, Port Noarlunga: 0.2% Year 12 or equivalent, Port Noarlunga: 41.6% Year 11 or equivalent, Port Noarlunga: 20.3% Year 10 or equivalent, Port Noarlunga: 16.9% Year 9 or equivalent, Port Noarlunga: 5.9% Year 8 or below, Port Noarlunga: 3.2%
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, Port Noarlunga: +5 Year 12 or equivalent, Port Noarlunga: +110 Year 11 or equivalent, Port Noarlunga: +18 Year 10 or equivalent, Port Noarlunga: -30 Year 9 or equivalent, Port Noarlunga: -14 Year 8 or below, Port Noarlunga: -80
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 Port Noarlunga 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) as well as a lower proportion of people who completed Year 12 or equivalent.

Overall, 26.2% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 41.6% 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 Port Noarlunga and the City of Onkaparinga were:

  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 12 or equivalent (41.6% compared to 44.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 10 or equivalent (16.9% compared to 18.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+110 persons)
  • Year 8 or below (-80 persons)

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