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City of West Torrens

Highest level of schooling

In the City of West Torrens, 52% of people aged over 15 years had completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent) as of 2011.

The City of West Torrens'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
City of West Torrens - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Level of schoolingNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Year 8 or below3,4017.36.04,1879.47.3-786
Year 9 or equivalent2,0344.35.42,2905.15.9-256
Year 10 or equivalent6,05412.916.06,59214.817.4-538
Year 11 or equivalent7,01815.017.57,16416.118.5-146
Year 12 or equivalent24,24851.747.119,81844.441.7+4,430
Did not go to school5731.20.95631.30.9+10
Not stated3,5577.67.23,9908.98.3-433

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, Greater Adelaide: 0.9% Year 12 or equivalent, Greater Adelaide: 47.1% Year 11 or equivalent, Greater Adelaide: 17.5% Year 10 or equivalent, Greater Adelaide: 16.0% Year 9 or equivalent, Greater Adelaide: 5.4% Year 8 or below, Greater Adelaide: 6.0% Did not go to school, City of West Torrens: 1.2% Year 12 or equivalent, City of West Torrens: 51.7% Year 11 or equivalent, City of West Torrens: 15.0% Year 10 or equivalent, City of West Torrens: 12.9% Year 9 or equivalent, City of West Torrens: 4.3% Year 8 or below, City of West Torrens: 7.3%
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, City of West Torrens: +10 Year 12 or equivalent, City of West Torrens: +4,430 Year 11 or equivalent, City of West Torrens: -146 Year 10 or equivalent, City of West Torrens: -538 Year 9 or equivalent, City of West Torrens: -256 Year 8 or below, City of West Torrens: -786
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (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 the City of West Torrens in 2011 compared to Greater Adelaide 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, 25.7% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 51.7% went on to complete Year 12 or equivalent, compared with 28.2% and 47.1% respectively for Greater Adelaide.

The major differences between the level of schooling attained by the population in the City of West Torrens and Greater Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 12 or equivalent (51.7% compared to 47.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 8 or below (7.3% compared to 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 10 or equivalent (12.9% compared to 16.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 11 or equivalent (15.0% compared to 17.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the level of schooling attained by the population in the City of West Torrens, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+4,430 persons)
  • Year 8 or below (-786 persons)
  • Year 10 or equivalent (-538 persons)
  • Year 9 or equivalent (-256 persons)

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