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Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park

Highest level of schooling

In Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park, 29% of people aged over 15 years had completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent) as of 2011.

Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park'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
Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Level of schoolingNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2006 to 2011
Year 8 or below11710.56.812511.57.8-7
Year 9 or equivalent998.88.4746.89.2+25
Year 10 or equivalent22720.322.723822.023.6-11
Year 11 or equivalent20618.521.419317.821.4+13
Year 12 or equivalent32529.130.728626.426.6+39
Did not go to school262.31.0222.10.8+3
Not stated11810.59.014513.410.6-27

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 Playford: 1.0% Year 12 or equivalent, City of Playford: 30.7% Year 11 or equivalent, City of Playford: 21.4% Year 10 or equivalent, City of Playford: 22.7% Year 9 or equivalent, City of Playford: 8.4% Year 8 or below, City of Playford: 6.8% Did not go to school, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: 2.3% Year 12 or equivalent, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: 29.1% Year 11 or equivalent, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: 18.5% Year 10 or equivalent, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: 20.3% Year 9 or equivalent, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: 8.8% Year 8 or below, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: 10.5%
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, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: +3 Year 12 or equivalent, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: +39 Year 11 or equivalent, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: +13 Year 10 or equivalent, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: -11 Year 9 or equivalent, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: +25 Year 8 or below, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: -7
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 Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park in 2011 compared to the City of Playford 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, 41.9% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 29.1% went on to complete Year 12 or equivalent, compared with 38.9% and 30.7% respectively for the City of Playford.

The major differences between the level of schooling attained by the population in Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park and the City of Playford were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 8 or below (10.5% compared to 6.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 11 or equivalent (18.5% compared to 21.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 10 or equivalent (20.3% compared to 22.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 12 or equivalent (29.1% compared to 30.7%)

Emerging groups

There were no major differences in Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park between 2006 and 2011.

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