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Limestone Coast region

Highest level of schooling

In the Limestone Coast region, 31% of people aged over 15 years had completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent) as of 2011.

The Limestone Coast region'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
Limestone Coast region - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Level of schoolingNumber%Regional SA %Number%Regional SA %2006 to 2011
Year 8 or below4,3798.79.14,95110.111.1-572
Year 9 or equivalent4,0108.08.24,0578.38.6-47
Year 10 or equivalent10,67121.221.610,65421.822.0+17
Year 11 or equivalent11,68923.321.811,36923.221.5+320
Year 12 or equivalent15,60231.030.313,56227.726.8+2,040
Did not go to school2680.50.51520.30.5+116
Not stated3,6447.28.54,1938.69.5-549

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, Regional SA: 0.5% Year 12 or equivalent, Regional SA: 30.3% Year 11 or equivalent, Regional SA: 21.8% Year 10 or equivalent, Regional SA: 21.6% Year 9 or equivalent, Regional SA: 8.2% Year 8 or below, Regional SA: 9.1% Did not go to school, Limestone Coast region: 0.5% Year 12 or equivalent, Limestone Coast region: 31.0% Year 11 or equivalent, Limestone Coast region: 23.3% Year 10 or equivalent, Limestone Coast region: 21.2% Year 9 or equivalent, Limestone Coast region: 8.0% Year 8 or below, Limestone Coast region: 8.7%
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, Limestone Coast region: +116 Year 12 or equivalent, Limestone Coast region: +2,040 Year 11 or equivalent, Limestone Coast region: +320 Year 10 or equivalent, Limestone Coast region: +17 Year 9 or equivalent, Limestone Coast region: -47 Year 8 or below, Limestone Coast region: -572
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 the Limestone Coast region in 2011 compared to Regional SA 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, 38.5% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 31.0% went on to complete Year 12 or equivalent, compared with 39.4% and 30.3% respectively for Regional SA.

The major difference between the level of schooling attained by the population in the Limestone Coast region and Regional SA was:

  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 11 or equivalent (23.3% compared to 21.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the level of schooling attained by the population in the Limestone Coast region, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+2,040 persons)
  • Year 8 or below (-572 persons)
  • Year 11 or equivalent (+320 persons)
  • Did not go to school (+116 persons)

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