Highest level of schooling
In Redland Bay 44% of people aged over 15 years have completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent).
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|
|Level of schooling||Number||%||Redland City||Number||%||Redland City||2006 to 2011|
|Year 8 or below||500||4.8||5.4||6001||507||6.2||6.5||-7|
|Year 9 or equivalent||561||5.4||5.2||6002||550||6.7||5.9||+11|
|Year 10 or equivalent||3,095||29.9||28.4||6003||2,692||32.7||30.6||+403|
|Year 11 or equivalent||968||9.3||8.8||6004||667||8.1||8.7||+301|
|Year 12 or equivalent||4,601||44.4||45.7||6005||3,194||38.9||40.5||+1,407|
|Did not go to school||18||0.2||0.3||6006||9||0.1||0.3||+9|
|Total persons aged 15+||10,355||100.0||100.0||8,220||100.0||100.0||+2,135|
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, 40.3% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 44.4% went on to complete Year 12 or equivalent, compared with 39.2% and 45.7% 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 (29.9% compared to 28.4%)
- A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 12 or equivalent (44.4% compared to 45.7%)
The largest changes in the level of schooling attained by the population in Redland Bay, between 2006 and 2011 were:
- Year 12 or equivalent (+1,407 persons)
- Year 10 or equivalent (+403 persons)
- Year 11 or equivalent (+301 persons)