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Education institution attending

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55% of people in CAD West attended an educational institution in 2016.

The share of CAD West'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
CAD West - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2011 to 2016
Pre-school
90.20.550.20.5+4
Primary school
170.42.230.12.0+15
Primary - Government
170.41.430.11.2+15
Primary - Catholic
00.00.300.00.30
Primary - Independent
00.00.500.00.60
Secondary school
451.11.9361.22.0+9
Secondary - Government
300.80.9180.60.8+12
Secondary - Catholic
00.00.300.00.30
Secondary - Independent
140.40.7180.60.9-3
map this data in atlas.idTAFE1213.02.31284.22.5-7
map this data in atlas.idUniversity1,91647.827.11,29942.624.7+616
Other
792.01.1602.01.3+19
map this data in atlas.idNot attending1,10127.553.488228.955.8+220
Not stated
71417.811.663320.811.1+81

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Education institution attending, 2016
Education institution attending, 2016 Pre-school, City of Adelaide: 0.5% Primary school, City of Adelaide: 2.2% Primary - Government, City of Adelaide: 1.4% Primary - Catholic, City of Adelaide: 0.3% Primary - Independent, City of Adelaide: 0.5% Secondary school, City of Adelaide: 1.9% Secondary - Government, City of Adelaide: 0.9% Secondary - Catholic, City of Adelaide: 0.3% Secondary - Independent, City of Adelaide: 0.7% TAFE, City of Adelaide: 2.3% University, City of Adelaide: 27.1% Other, City of Adelaide: 1.1% Pre-school, CAD West: 0.2% Primary school, CAD West: 0.4% Primary - Government, CAD West: 0.4% Primary - Catholic, CAD West: 0.0% Primary - Independent, CAD West: 0.0% Secondary school, CAD West: 1.1% Secondary - Government, CAD West: 0.8% Secondary - Catholic, CAD West: 0.0% Secondary - Independent, CAD West: 0.4% TAFE, CAD West: 3.0% University, CAD West: 47.8% Other, CAD West: 2.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in education institution attending, 2011 to 2016
Change in education institution attending, 2011 to 2016 Pre-school, CAD West: +4 Primary school, CAD West: +15 Primary - Government, CAD West: +15 Primary - Catholic, CAD West: 0 Primary - Independent, CAD West: 0 Secondary school, CAD West: +9 Secondary - Government, CAD West: +12 Secondary - Catholic, CAD West: 0 Secondary - Independent, CAD West: -3 TAFE, CAD West: -7 University, CAD West: +616 Other, CAD West: +19
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 CAD West in 2016 compared to the City of 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, 0.4% of the population were attending primary school, 1.1% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 50.9% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 2.2%, 1.9% and 29.4% respectively for the City of Adelaide.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons attending University (47.8% compared to 27.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons not attending (27.5% compared to 53.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending a Government primary school (0.4% compared to 2.2%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, CAD West's population increased by 955 people (+31.4%). This represents an average annual change of 5.61% per year over the period.

The largest change in the number of persons attending education institutions in CAD West, between 2011 and 2016 was in those who nominated:

  • University (+616 persons)

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