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Education institution attending

33% of people in the City of Adelaide attended an educational institution in 2011.

The share of the City of Adelaide's population attending educational institutions reflects the age structure of the population, as it is influenced by the number of children attending school; proximity to tertiary education, which can mean young adults leaving home to be nearer to educational facilities and; the degree to which people are seeking out educational opportunities in adulthood, especially in their late teens and early twenties.

This data is often combined with Age Structure to identify areas with significant university student populations.

Derived from the Census question:

'What type of educational institution is the person attending?'

Total population

Education institution attending
City of Adelaide - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Pre-school
910.51.3640.41.2+27
Primary school
4022.08.43382.08.9+64
Primary - Government
2311.25.11731.05.7+58
Primary - Catholic
500.31.8600.41.8-10
Primary - Independent
1210.61.51050.61.4+16
Secondary school
3912.05.73352.05.8+56
Secondary - Government
1550.83.01320.83.1+23
Secondary - Catholic
590.31.3490.31.3+10
Secondary - Independent
1770.91.41540.91.4+23
map this data in atlas.idTAFE5002.52.33682.22.2+132
map this data in atlas.idUniversity4,84924.75.03,57421.54.4+1,275
Other
2581.30.81500.90.7+108
map this data in atlas.idNot attending10,96855.870.69,32856.070.0+1,640
Not stated
2,18111.15.92,50015.06.8-319

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Education institution attending, 2011
Education institution attending, 2011 Pre-school, Greater Adelaide: 1.3% Primary school, Greater Adelaide: 8.4% Primary - Government, Greater Adelaide: 5.1% Primary - Catholic, Greater Adelaide: 1.8% Primary - Independent, Greater Adelaide: 1.5% Secondary school, Greater Adelaide: 5.7% Secondary - Government, Greater Adelaide: 3.0% Secondary - Catholic, Greater Adelaide: 1.3% Secondary - Independent, Greater Adelaide: 1.4% TAFE, Greater Adelaide: 2.3% University, Greater Adelaide: 5.0% Other, Greater Adelaide: 0.8% Pre-school, City of Adelaide: 0.5% Primary school, City of Adelaide: 2.0% Primary - Government, City of Adelaide: 1.2% Primary - Catholic, City of Adelaide: 0.3% Primary - Independent, City of Adelaide: 0.6% Secondary school, City of Adelaide: 2.0% Secondary - Government, City of Adelaide: 0.8% Secondary - Catholic, City of Adelaide: 0.3% Secondary - Independent, City of Adelaide: 0.9% TAFE, City of Adelaide: 2.5% University, City of Adelaide: 24.7% Other, City of Adelaide: 1.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011 Pre-school, City of Adelaide: +27 Primary school, City of Adelaide: +64 Primary - Government, City of Adelaide: +58 Primary - Catholic, City of Adelaide: -10 Primary - Independent, City of Adelaide: +16 Secondary school, City of Adelaide: +56 Secondary - Government, City of Adelaide: +23 Secondary - Catholic, City of Adelaide: +10 Secondary - Independent, City of Adelaide: +23 TAFE, City of Adelaide: +132 University, City of Adelaide: +1,275 Other, City of Adelaide: +108
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 share of the population attending educational institutions in the City of Adelaide in 2011 compared to Greater Adelaide shows that there was a lower proportion attending primary school, a lower proportion attending secondary school, and a higher proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 2.0% of the population were attending primary school, 2.0% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 27.2% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 8.4%, 5.7% and 7.3% respectively for Greater Adelaide.

The major differences between the share of the population attending learning institutions in the City of Adelaide and Greater Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of persons attending University (24.7% compared to 5.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons not attending (55.8% compared to 70.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending a Government primary school (2.0% compared to 8.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending a Catholic primary school (1.2% compared to 5.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, City of Adelaide's population increased by 2,983 people (+17.9%). This represents an average annual change of 3.35% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the number of persons attending education institutions in the City of Adelaide, between 2006 and 2011 were in those who nominated:

  • University (+1,275 persons)
  • TAFE (+132 persons)
  • Primary school (+64 persons)
  • Primary - Government (+58 persons)

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