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Unley 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 Unley Ward, 71% of people aged over 15 years had completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent) as of 2016.

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)20162011Change
Level of schoolingNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2011 to 2016
Year 8 or below2093.93.52424.74.1-33
Year 9 or equivalent1031.92.8951.82.9+8
Year 10 or equivalent3857.28.33566.98.9+29
Year 11 or equivalent5289.810.954310.512.1-15
Year 12 or equivalent3,82471.367.93,48067.163.9+343
Did not go to school360.70.5340.70.6+2
Not stated2795.26.24378.47.5-158

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, Unley Ward: 0.7% Year 12 or equivalent, Unley Ward: 71.3% Year 11 or equivalent, Unley Ward: 9.8% Year 10 or equivalent, Unley Ward: 7.2% Year 9 or equivalent, Unley Ward: 1.9% Year 8 or below, Unley Ward: 3.9%
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, Unley Ward: +2 Year 12 or equivalent, Unley Ward: +343 Year 11 or equivalent, Unley Ward: -15 Year 10 or equivalent, Unley Ward: +29 Year 9 or equivalent, Unley Ward: +8 Year 8 or below, Unley Ward: -33
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 Unley Ward in 2016 compared to 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, 13.7% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 71.3% went on to complete Year 12 or equivalent, compared with 15.1% and 67.9% respectively for City of Unley.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 12 or equivalent (71.3% compared to 67.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 10 or equivalent (7.2% compared to 8.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 11 or equivalent (9.8% compared to 10.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the level of schooling attained by the population in Unley Ward, between 2011 and 2016 was:

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+343 persons)

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