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Surrey Downs

Highest level of schooling

In Surrey Downs, 41% of people aged over 15 years had completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent) as of 2011.

Surrey Downs'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
Surrey Downs - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Level of schoolingNumber%City of Tea Tree Gully %Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %2006 to 2011
Year 8 or below883.34.8903.45.4-2
Year 9 or equivalent1646.15.31736.55.8-9
Year 10 or equivalent54620.318.562623.420.1-80
Year 11 or equivalent61723.021.466925.022.5-52
Year 12 or equivalent1,09740.844.497136.340.0+126
Did not go to school00.00.300.00.30
Not stated1746.55.41455.45.9+29

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, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.3% Year 12 or equivalent, City of Tea Tree Gully: 44.4% Year 11 or equivalent, City of Tea Tree Gully: 21.4% Year 10 or equivalent, City of Tea Tree Gully: 18.5% Year 9 or equivalent, City of Tea Tree Gully: 5.3% Year 8 or below, City of Tea Tree Gully: 4.8% Did not go to school, Surrey Downs: 0.0% Year 12 or equivalent, Surrey Downs: 40.8% Year 11 or equivalent, Surrey Downs: 23.0% Year 10 or equivalent, Surrey Downs: 20.3% Year 9 or equivalent, Surrey Downs: 6.1% Year 8 or below, Surrey Downs: 3.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
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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, Surrey Downs: 0 Year 12 or equivalent, Surrey Downs: +126 Year 11 or equivalent, Surrey Downs: -52 Year 10 or equivalent, Surrey Downs: -80 Year 9 or equivalent, Surrey Downs: -9 Year 8 or below, Surrey Downs: -2
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the highest level of schooling attained by the population in Surrey Downs in 2011 compared to the City of Tea Tree Gully 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, 29.7% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 40.8% went on to complete Year 12 or equivalent, compared with 28.8% and 44.4% respectively for the City of Tea Tree Gully.

The major differences between the level of schooling attained by the population in Surrey Downs and the City of Tea Tree Gully were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 10 or equivalent (20.3% compared to 18.5%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 11 or equivalent (23.0% compared to 21.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 12 or equivalent (40.8% compared to 44.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 8 or below (3.3% compared to 4.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+126 persons)
  • Year 10 or equivalent (-80 persons)
  • Year 11 or equivalent (-52 persons)

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