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Parkside Ward

Highest level of schooling

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

In Parkside Ward, 68% of people aged over 15 years had completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent) as of 2016.

Parkside Ward'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
Parkside Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Level of schoolingNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2011 to 2016
Year 8 or below1933.83.52525.14.1-59
Year 9 or equivalent1232.42.81302.72.9-8
Year 10 or equivalent4258.48.34348.88.9-9
Year 11 or equivalent50810.110.956911.612.1-61
Year 12 or equivalent3,43868.167.93,20865.163.9+230
Did not go to school400.80.5621.30.6-22
Not stated3196.36.22715.57.5+48

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, City of Unley: 0.5% Year 12 or equivalent, City of Unley: 67.9% Year 11 or equivalent, City of Unley: 10.9% Year 10 or equivalent, City of Unley: 8.3% Year 9 or equivalent, City of Unley: 2.8% Year 8 or below, City of Unley: 3.5% Did not go to school, Parkside Ward: 0.8% Year 12 or equivalent, Parkside Ward: 68.1% Year 11 or equivalent, Parkside Ward: 10.1% Year 10 or equivalent, Parkside Ward: 8.4% Year 9 or equivalent, Parkside Ward: 2.4% Year 8 or below, Parkside Ward: 3.8%
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, Parkside Ward: -22 Year 12 or equivalent, Parkside Ward: +230 Year 11 or equivalent, Parkside Ward: -61 Year 10 or equivalent, Parkside Ward: -9 Year 9 or equivalent, Parkside Ward: -8 Year 8 or below, Parkside Ward: -59
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 Parkside Ward in 2016 compared to City of Unley shows that there was a similar proportion of people who had left school at an early level (Year 10 or less) as well as a similar proportion of people who completed Year 12 or equivalent.

Overall, 15.5% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 68.1% went on to complete Year 12 or equivalent, compared with 15.1% and 67.9% respectively for City of Unley.

There were no major differences between Parkside Ward and City of Unley in 2016.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the level of schooling attained by the population in Parkside Ward, between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+230 persons)
  • Year 11 or equivalent (-61 persons)
  • Year 8 or below (-59 persons)

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