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South West Corner

Education institution attending

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33% of people in South West Corner attended an educational institution in 2016.

The share of South West Corner'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
South West Corner - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2011 to 2016
Pre-school
90.60.590.70.50
Primary school
523.32.2272.02.0+25
Primary - Government
473.01.4241.81.2+23
Primary - Catholic
50.30.330.20.3+2
Primary - Independent
00.00.500.00.60
Secondary school
201.31.9362.72.0-16
Secondary - Government
171.10.9231.70.8-6
Secondary - Catholic
00.00.360.50.3-6
Secondary - Independent
30.20.770.50.9-4
map this data in atlas.idTAFE392.52.3372.82.5+2
map this data in atlas.idUniversity37624.027.133225.024.7+44
Other
261.71.1211.61.3+5
map this data in atlas.idNot attending89156.953.478759.255.8+104
Not stated
1529.711.6796.011.1+72

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, South West Corner: 0.6% Primary school, South West Corner: 3.3% Primary - Government, South West Corner: 3.0% Primary - Catholic, South West Corner: 0.3% Primary - Independent, South West Corner: 0.0% Secondary school, South West Corner: 1.3% Secondary - Government, South West Corner: 1.1% Secondary - Catholic, South West Corner: 0.0% Secondary - Independent, South West Corner: 0.2% TAFE, South West Corner: 2.5% University, South West Corner: 24.0% Other, South West Corner: 1.7%
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, South West Corner: 0 Primary school, South West Corner: +25 Primary - Government, South West Corner: +23 Primary - Catholic, South West Corner: +2 Primary - Independent, South West Corner: 0 Secondary school, South West Corner: -16 Secondary - Government, South West Corner: -6 Secondary - Catholic, South West Corner: -6 Secondary - Independent, South West Corner: -4 TAFE, South West Corner: +2 University, South West Corner: +44 Other, South West Corner: +5
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 South West Corner in 2016 compared to the City of Adelaide shows that there was a higher proportion attending primary school, a lower proportion attending secondary school, and a lower proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 3.3% of the population were attending primary school, 1.3% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 26.6% 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 South West Corner and the City of Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of persons not attending (56.9% compared to 53.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Catholic primary school (3.0% compared to 1.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Government primary school (3.3% compared to 2.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending University (24.0% compared to 27.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, South West Corner's population increased by 237 people (+17.8%). This represents an average annual change of 3.34% per year over the period.

There were no major differences in South West Corner between 2011 and 2016.

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