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Central North District

Highest level of schooling

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

In Central North District, 39% of people aged over 15 years had completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent) as of 2016.

Central North District'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
Central North District - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Level of schoolingNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2011 to 2016
Year 8 or below2,7854.63.73,2295.64.5-444
Year 9 or equivalent3,9116.55.64,2867.46.3-375
Year 10 or equivalent12,27620.318.812,72622.020.3-451
Year 11 or equivalent12,60820.920.412,53321.721.5+75
Year 12 or equivalent23,79439.444.320,46935.440.7+3,325
Did not go to school1920.30.22150.40.2-23
Not stated4,7957.96.94,3597.56.5+436

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, Central North District: 0.3% Year 12 or equivalent, Central North District: 39.4% Year 11 or equivalent, Central North District: 20.9% Year 10 or equivalent, Central North District: 20.3% Year 9 or equivalent, Central North District: 6.5% Year 8 or below, Central North District: 4.6%
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, Central North District: -23 Year 12 or equivalent, Central North District: +3,325 Year 11 or equivalent, Central North District: +75 Year 10 or equivalent, Central North District: -451 Year 9 or equivalent, Central North District: -375 Year 8 or below, Central North District: -444
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 Central North District in 2016 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 lower proportion of people who completed Year 12 or equivalent.

Overall, 31.7% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 39.4% 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 Central North District and the City of Onkaparinga were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 10 or equivalent (20.3% compared to 18.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 12 or equivalent (39.4% compared to 44.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the level of schooling attained by the population in Central North District, between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+3,325 persons)
  • Year 10 or equivalent (-451 persons)
  • Year 8 or below (-444 persons)
  • Year 9 or equivalent (-375 persons)

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