Highest level of schooling
In Redland Bay, 45% of people aged over 15 years had completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent) as of 2011.
Redland Bay'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 Bay - Total persons (Enumerated)||2011||2006||Change|
|Level of schooling||Number||%||Redland City %||Number||%||Redland City %||2006 to 2011|
|Year 8 or below||496||4.9||5.4||6001||508||6.3||6.6||-12|
|Year 9 or equivalent||566||5.6||5.3||6002||542||6.7||6.0||+24|
|Year 10 or equivalent||3,035||30.0||28.5||6003||2,645||32.8||30.6||+390|
|Year 11 or equivalent||933||9.2||8.9||6004||658||8.2||8.7||+275|
|Year 12 or equivalent||4,531||44.8||45.9||6005||3,146||39.0||40.6||+1,385|
|Did not go to school||21||0.2||0.3||6006||9||0.1||0.3||+12|
|Total persons aged 15+||10,114||100.0||100.0||8,070||100.0||100.0||+2,044|
Analysis of the highest level of schooling attained by the population in Redland Bay in 2011 compared to Redland City 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, 40.7% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 44.8% went on to complete Year 12 or equivalent, compared with 39.4% and 45.9% respectively for Redland City.
The major differences between the level of schooling attained by the population in Redland Bay and Redland City were:
- A larger percentage of persons who completed year 10 or equivalent (30.0% compared to 28.5%)
- A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 12 or equivalent (44.8% compared to 45.9%)
The largest changes in the level of schooling attained by the population in Redland Bay, between 2006 and 2011 were:
- Year 12 or equivalent (+1,385 persons)
- Year 10 or equivalent (+390 persons)
- Year 11 or equivalent (+275 persons)