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Education institution attending

25% of people in Bankstown City attended an educational institution in 2011.

The share of Bankstown City'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
Bankstown City - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Primary school
Primary - Government
Primary - Catholic
Primary - Independent
Secondary school
Secondary - Government
Secondary - Catholic
Secondary - Independent
map this data in atlas.idTAFE4,7342.62.44,4462.62.5+288
map this data in atlas.idUniversity7,4244.15.24,9592.94.4+2,465
map this data in atlas.idNot attending122,18367.068.3114,64667.267.0+7,537
Not stated

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 Sydney: 1.8% Primary school, Greater Sydney: 7.8% Primary - Government, Greater Sydney: 5.2% Primary - Catholic, Greater Sydney: 1.7% Primary - Independent, Greater Sydney: 1.0% Secondary school, Greater Sydney: 6.4% Secondary - Government, Greater Sydney: 3.6% Secondary - Catholic, Greater Sydney: 1.7% Secondary - Independent, Greater Sydney: 1.2% TAFE, Greater Sydney: 2.4% University, Greater Sydney: 5.2% Other, Greater Sydney: 0.9% Pre-school, Bankstown City: 1.8% Primary school, Bankstown City: 8.6% Primary - Government, Bankstown City: 5.0% Primary - Catholic, Bankstown City: 2.2% Primary - Independent, Bankstown City: 1.3% Secondary school, Bankstown City: 7.1% Secondary - Government, Bankstown City: 4.3% Secondary - Catholic, Bankstown City: 1.8% Secondary - Independent, Bankstown City: 0.9% TAFE, Bankstown City: 2.6% University, Bankstown City: 4.1% Other, Bankstown City: 0.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011 Pre-school, Bankstown City: +427 Primary school, Bankstown City: +865 Primary - Government, Bankstown City: +256 Primary - Catholic, Bankstown City: +196 Primary - Independent, Bankstown City: +413 Secondary school, Bankstown City: +988 Secondary - Government, Bankstown City: +869 Secondary - Catholic, Bankstown City: -134 Secondary - Independent, Bankstown City: +253 TAFE, Bankstown City: +288 University, Bankstown City: +2,465 Other, Bankstown City: +251
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (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 Bankstown City in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a higher proportion attending primary school, a higher proportion attending secondary school, and a lower proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 8.6% of the population were attending primary school, 7.1% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 6.7% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 7.8%, 6.4% and 7.6% respectively for Greater Sydney.

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

  • A smaller percentage of persons not attending (67.0% compared to 68.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending University (4.1% compared to 5.2%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Bankstown City's population increased by 11,865 people (+7.0%). This represents an average annual change of 1.35% per year over the period.

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

  • University (+2,465 persons)
  • Secondary school (+988 persons)
  • Secondary - Government (+869 persons)
  • Primary school (+865 persons)

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