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Unley Ward

Highest level of schooling

In Unley Ward, 67% of people aged over 15 years had completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent) as of 2011.

Unley 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
Unley Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Level of schoolingNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
Year 8 or below2284.74.13186.85.5-91
Year 9 or equivalent881.82.91342.93.1-46
Year 10 or equivalent3447.18.93888.310.2-45
Year 11 or equivalent51210.512.154211.613.5-30
Year 12 or equivalent3,25166.763.92,98463.659.2+268
Did not go to school290.60.6481.00.6-20
Not stated4218.67.52755.97.9+146

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 Unley: 0.6% Year 12 or equivalent, City of Unley: 63.9% Year 11 or equivalent, City of Unley: 12.1% Year 10 or equivalent, City of Unley: 8.9% Year 9 or equivalent, City of Unley: 2.9% Year 8 or below, City of Unley: 4.1% Did not go to school, Unley Ward: 0.6% Year 12 or equivalent, Unley Ward: 66.7% Year 11 or equivalent, Unley Ward: 10.5% Year 10 or equivalent, Unley Ward: 7.1% Year 9 or equivalent, Unley Ward: 1.8% Year 8 or below, Unley Ward: 4.7%
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, Unley Ward: -20 Year 12 or equivalent, Unley Ward: +268 Year 11 or equivalent, Unley Ward: -30 Year 10 or equivalent, Unley Ward: -45 Year 9 or equivalent, Unley Ward: -46 Year 8 or below, Unley Ward: -91
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 Unley Ward in 2011 compared to the City of Unley 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, 14.1% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 66.7% went on to complete Year 12 or equivalent, compared with 16.5% and 63.9% respectively for the City of Unley.

The major differences between the level of schooling attained by the population in Unley Ward and the City of Unley were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 12 or equivalent (66.7% compared to 63.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 10 or equivalent (7.1% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 11 or equivalent (10.5% compared to 12.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 9 or equivalent (1.8% compared to 2.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+268 persons)
  • Year 8 or below (-91 persons)

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