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Highest level of schooling

In the City of Yarra, 71% of people aged over 15 years had completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent) as of 2011.

The City of Yarra'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 Yarra - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Level of schoolingNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Year 8 or below3,0094.66.43,5935.87.8-584
Year 9 or equivalent1,5032.35.51,6092.66.2-106
Year 10 or equivalent3,6395.612.93,5925.814.1+47
Year 11 or equivalent3,7415.711.53,9496.412.6-208
Year 12 or equivalent46,36071.054.639,97964.948.4+6,381
Did not go to school9841.51.21,0451.71.3-61
Not stated6,0949.37.97,83812.79.7-1,744

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 Melbourne: 1.2% Year 12 or equivalent, Greater Melbourne: 54.6% Year 11 or equivalent, Greater Melbourne: 11.5% Year 10 or equivalent, Greater Melbourne: 12.9% Year 9 or equivalent, Greater Melbourne: 5.5% Year 8 or below, Greater Melbourne: 6.4% Did not go to school, City of Yarra: 1.5% Year 12 or equivalent, City of Yarra: 71.0% Year 11 or equivalent, City of Yarra: 5.7% Year 10 or equivalent, City of Yarra: 5.6% Year 9 or equivalent, City of Yarra: 2.3% Year 8 or below, City of Yarra: 4.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
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 Yarra: -61 Year 12 or equivalent, City of Yarra: +6,381 Year 11 or equivalent, City of Yarra: -208 Year 10 or equivalent, City of Yarra: +47 Year 9 or equivalent, City of Yarra: -106 Year 8 or below, City of Yarra: -584
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 Yarra in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne 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, 14.0% of the population left school at Year 10 or below, and 71.0% went on to complete Year 12 or equivalent, compared with 26.0% and 54.6% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The major differences between the level of schooling attained by the population in the City of Yarra and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who completed year 12 or equivalent (71.0% compared to 54.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 10 or equivalent (5.6% compared to 12.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 11 or equivalent (5.7% compared to 11.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who completed year 9 or equivalent (2.3% compared to 5.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Year 12 or equivalent (+6,381 persons)
  • Year 8 or below (-584 persons)
  • Year 11 or equivalent (-208 persons)
  • Year 9 or equivalent (-106 persons)

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