Highest Year of School Completed (HSCP)

This variable records the highest level of primary or secondary schooling a person aged 15 years and over has completed.

The non-response rate for Highest Year of School Completed (HSCP) was 8.4% (9.9% in 2006). More information is available from the 2011 Census non-response quality statement.

The responses to this question are captured automatically from mark box responses on the form so the risk of processing error is minimal. Sample checks are undertaken to ensure an acceptable level of quality. In a small proportion of cases (testing has indicated this is around 1.0%), respondents provided an incorrect combination of responses (for HSCP, respondents are asked to only mark one response). In these cases responses are accepted in the order they appear on the form and extra responses are rejected.

More information on HSCP is available in the 2011 Census Dictionary (cat. no. 2901.0).

Question 27 as it appeared on the 2011 Census Household Form

Image of question 27 from the 2011 Census
A text only version of this question is also available

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