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South West Overlay

Education institution attending

32% of people in South West Overlay attended an educational institution in 2011.

The share of South West Overlay'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 Overlay - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Pre-school
130.50.5120.60.4+1
Primary school
492.02.0261.22.0+23
Primary - Government
391.61.2170.81.0+22
Primary - Catholic
30.10.390.40.4-6
Primary - Independent
70.30.600.00.6+7
Secondary school
602.52.0542.52.0+6
Secondary - Government
411.70.8261.20.8+15
Secondary - Catholic
90.40.380.40.3+1
Secondary - Independent
100.40.9200.90.9-10
map this data in atlas.idTAFE692.92.5512.42.2+18
map this data in atlas.idUniversity55022.924.736617.121.5+184
Other
341.41.3221.00.9+12
map this data in atlas.idNot attending1,44560.055.81,25858.756.0+187
Not stated
1887.811.135416.515.0-167

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, 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% Pre-school, South West Overlay: 0.5% Primary school, South West Overlay: 2.0% Primary - Government, South West Overlay: 1.6% Primary - Catholic, South West Overlay: 0.1% Primary - Independent, South West Overlay: 0.3% Secondary school, South West Overlay: 2.5% Secondary - Government, South West Overlay: 1.7% Secondary - Catholic, South West Overlay: 0.4% Secondary - Independent, South West Overlay: 0.4% TAFE, South West Overlay: 2.9% University, South West Overlay: 22.9% Other, South West Overlay: 1.4%
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, South West Overlay: +1 Primary school, South West Overlay: +23 Primary - Government, South West Overlay: +22 Primary - Catholic, South West Overlay: -6 Primary - Independent, South West Overlay: +7 Secondary school, South West Overlay: +6 Secondary - Government, South West Overlay: +15 Secondary - Catholic, South West Overlay: +1 Secondary - Independent, South West Overlay: -10 TAFE, South West Overlay: +18 University, South West Overlay: +184 Other, South West Overlay: +12
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 South West Overlay in 2011 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, 2.0% of the population were attending primary school, 2.5% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 25.7% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 2.0%, 2.0% and 27.2% respectively for the City of Adelaide.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons not attending (60.0% compared to 55.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending University (22.9% compared to 24.7%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, South West Overlay's population increased by 265 people (+12.4%). This represents an average annual change of 2.36% per year over the period.

The largest change in the number of persons attending education institutions in South West Overlay, between 2006 and 2011 was in those who nominated:

  • University (+184 persons)

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