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2901.0 - Census Dictionary, 2011  
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2011 Census Dictionary >> Glossary >> Highest Year of School Completed (HSCP)


Highest Year of School Completed (HSCP)

This variable records the highest level of primary or secondary school a person has completed. It is classified using the Australian Standard Classification of Education (ASCED). The data are used to help build a picture of the education levels attained in each area of Australia and to assist in the planning of educational facilities.

The 'Still at school' category was excluded from the 2006 and 2011 classification. It allowed the level of highest educational attainment to be determined for people still at school. From 2006 onwards, persons attending secondary school can be identified by cross-classifying HSCP with Full-Time/Part-Time Student Status (STUP) and Type of Educational Institution Attending (TYPP).

See also Level of Highest Educational Attainment (HEAP).





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