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Education institution attending


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28% of people in City South attended an educational institution in 2016.

The share of City South'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 South - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2011 to 2016
Primary school
Primary - Government
Primary - Catholic
Primary - Independent
Secondary school
Secondary - Government
Secondary - Catholic
Secondary - Independent
map this data in atlas.idTAFE1133.62.3612.62.5+53
map this data in atlas.idUniversity57918.627.144318.524.7+137
map this data in atlas.idNot attending1,91761.453.41,52263.755.8+394
Not stated

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, City South: 0.4% Primary school, City South: 2.7% Primary - Government, City South: 1.8% Primary - Catholic, City South: 0.4% Primary - Independent, City South: 0.4% Secondary school, City South: 1.7% Secondary - Government, City South: 1.2% Secondary - Catholic, City South: 0.1% Secondary - Independent, City South: 0.4% TAFE, City South: 3.6% University, City South: 18.6% Other, City South: 1.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.
Change in education institution attending, 2011 to 2016
Change in education institution attending, 2011 to 2016 Pre-school, City South: +4 Primary school, City South: +33 Primary - Government, City South: +24 Primary - Catholic, City South: +9 Primary - Independent, City South: 0 Secondary school, City South: -7 Secondary - Government, City South: -2 Secondary - Catholic, City South: -9 Secondary - Independent, City South: +4 TAFE, City South: +53 University, City South: +137 Other, City South: +19
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the share of the population attending educational institutions in City South in 2016 compared to the City of Adelaide shows that there was a similar proportion attending primary school, a similar proportion attending secondary school, and a lower proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 2.7% of the population were attending primary school, 1.7% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 22.2% 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 City South and the City of Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of persons not attending (61.4% compared to 53.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending TAFE (3.6% compared to 2.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending University (18.6% compared to 27.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, City South's population increased by 732 people (+30.7%). This represents an average annual change of 5.5% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the number of persons attending education institutions in City South, between 2011 and 2016 were in those who nominated:

  • University (+137 persons)
  • TAFE (+53 persons)

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