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Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale

Highest level of schooling

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In the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale, 43% of people aged over 15 years had completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent) as of 2016.

The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale'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
Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Level of schoolingNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2011 to 2016
Year 8 or below4962.43.14383.23.7+58
Year 9 or equivalent1,0465.14.27625.64.4+284
Year 10 or equivalent5,66427.719.14,34632.021.2+1,318
Year 11 or equivalent2,62212.89.41,84313.610.3+779
Year 12 or equivalent8,79443.055.35,04437.251.2+3,750
Did not go to school490.20.7220.20.6+27
Not stated1,7608.68.41,1178.28.6+643

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Highest level of schooling completed, 2016
Highest level of schooling completed, 2016 Did not go to school, Greater Perth: 0.7% Year 12 or equivalent, Greater Perth: 55.3% Year 11 or equivalent, Greater Perth: 9.4% Year 10 or equivalent, Greater Perth: 19.1% Year 9 or equivalent, Greater Perth: 4.2% Year 8 or below, Greater Perth: 3.1% Did not go to school, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0.2% Year 12 or equivalent, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 43.0% Year 11 or equivalent, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 12.8% Year 10 or equivalent, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 27.7% Year 9 or equivalent, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 5.1% Year 8 or below, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 2.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
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Change in highest level of schooling completed, 2011 to 2016
Change in highest level of schooling completed, 2011 to 2016 Did not go to school, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +27 Year 12 or equivalent, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +3,750 Year 11 or equivalent, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +779 Year 10 or equivalent, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +1,318 Year 9 or equivalent, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +284 Year 8 or below, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +58
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale in 2016 compared to Greater Perth 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, 35.5% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 43.0% went on to complete Year 12 or equivalent, compared with 27.0% and 55.3% respectively for Greater Perth.

The major differences between the level of schooling attained by the population in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale and Greater Perth were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 10 or equivalent (27.7% compared to 19.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 11 or equivalent (12.8% compared to 9.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 12 or equivalent (43.0% compared to 55.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the level of schooling attained by the population in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale, between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+3,750 persons)
  • Year 10 or equivalent (+1,318 persons)
  • Year 11 or equivalent (+779 persons)
  • Year 9 or equivalent (+284 persons)

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