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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander profile - Highest level of schooling

In the City of Tea Tree Gully 35% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged over 15 years have completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent).

School completion data is a useful indicator of socio-economic status. With other indicators, such as Education Institute Attending, the data informs planners and decision-makers about the indigenous community’s likely literacy levels and ability to access services. Combined with Highest Education Attainment and Employment Status, it also allows assessment of the skill base of the population.

Due to the young age structure of most indigenous populations, there are likely to be a higher proportion of people with less than year 12 completion. This may imply a lower education level, but may simply be due to younger age.

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
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples - City of Tea Tree Gully20162011Change
Level of schoolingNumber%South Australia - ATSI %Number%South Australia - ATSI %2011 to 2016
Year 12 or equivalent22835.326.715128.421.1+77
Year 11 or equivalent15524.020.812223.019.5+33
Year 10 or equivalent14822.922.512022.623.3+28
Year 9 or equivalent487.49.75810.911.3-10
Year 8 or below365.67.7438.110.7-7
Did not go to school60.91.191.71.8-3
Not stated / inadequately described243.711.5285.312.3-4

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, South Australia - ATSI: 1.1% Year 8 or below, South Australia - ATSI: 7.7% Year 9 or equivalent, South Australia - ATSI: 9.7% Year 10 or equivalent, South Australia - ATSI: 22.5% Year 11 or equivalent, South Australia - ATSI: 20.8% Year 12 or equivalent, South Australia - ATSI: 26.7% Did not go to school, City of Tea Tree Gully - ATSI: 0.9% Year 8 or below, City of Tea Tree Gully - ATSI: 5.6% Year 9 or equivalent, City of Tea Tree Gully - ATSI: 7.4% Year 10 or equivalent, City of Tea Tree Gully - ATSI: 22.9% Year 11 or equivalent, City of Tea Tree Gully - ATSI: 24.0% Year 12 or equivalent, City of Tea Tree Gully - ATSI: 35.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
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, Banksia Park - Upper Hermitage: -3 Year 8 or below, Banksia Park - Upper Hermitage: -7 Year 9 or equivalent, Banksia Park - Upper Hermitage: -10 Year 10 or equivalent, Banksia Park - Upper Hermitage: +28 Year 11 or equivalent, Banksia Park - Upper Hermitage: +33 Year 12 or equivalent, Banksia Park - Upper Hermitage: +77
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 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in the City of Tea Tree Gully in 2016 compared to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in South Australia - ATSI 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, 36.9% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 35.3% went on to complete Year 12 or equivalent, compared with 40.9% and 26.7% respectively for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in South Australia - ATSI.

The major differences between the level of schooling attained by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Banksia Park - Upper Hermitage and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in South Australia - ATSI were:

  • A larger percentage of people who completed year 12 or equivalent (35.3% compared to 26.7%)
  • A larger percentage of people who completed year 11 or equivalent (24.0% compared to 20.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people who completed year 9 or equivalent (7.4% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people who completed year 8 or below (5.6% compared to 7.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the level of schooling attained by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Banksia Park - Upper Hermitage, between 2011 and 2016 was:

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+77 people)
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