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Highest level of schooling

In Redland City, 46% of people aged over 15 years had completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent) as of 2011.

Redland City'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
Redland City - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Level of schoolingNumber%Greater Brisbane %Number%Greater Brisbane %2006 to 2011
Year 8 or below5,9325.45.26,5476.56.5-615
Year 9 or equivalent5,7975.24.56,0025.95.1-205
Year 10 or equivalent31,45128.421.830,89830.624.3+553
Year 11 or equivalent9,7918.87.58,7588.77.6+1,033
Year 12 or equivalent50,65445.752.840,83240.547.0+9,822
Did not go to school2880.30.52670.30.5+21
Not stated6,9506.37.57,6247.69.0-674

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, Greater Brisbane: 0.5% Year 12 or equivalent, Greater Brisbane: 52.8% Year 11 or equivalent, Greater Brisbane: 7.5% Year 10 or equivalent, Greater Brisbane: 21.8% Year 9 or equivalent, Greater Brisbane: 4.5% Year 8 or below, Greater Brisbane: 5.2% Did not go to school, Redland City: 0.3% Year 12 or equivalent, Redland City: 45.7% Year 11 or equivalent, Redland City: 8.8% Year 10 or equivalent, Redland City: 28.4% Year 9 or equivalent, Redland City: 5.2% Year 8 or below, Redland City: 5.4%
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, Redland City: +21 Year 12 or equivalent, Redland City: +9,822 Year 11 or equivalent, Redland City: +1,033 Year 10 or equivalent, Redland City: +553 Year 9 or equivalent, Redland City: -205 Year 8 or below, Redland City: -615
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 Redland City in 2011 compared to Greater Brisbane 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, 39.2% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 45.7% went on to complete Year 12 or equivalent, compared with 32.1% and 52.8% respectively for Greater Brisbane.

The major differences between the level of schooling attained by the population in Redland City and Greater Brisbane were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 10 or equivalent (28.4% compared to 21.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 11 or equivalent (8.8% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 12 or equivalent (45.7% compared to 52.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the level of schooling attained by the population in Redland City, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+9,822 persons)
  • Year 11 or equivalent (+1,033 persons)
  • Year 8 or below (-615 persons)
  • Year 10 or equivalent (+553 persons)

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