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Sefton

Education institution attending

27% of people in Sefton attended an educational institution in 2011.

The share of Sefton'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
Sefton - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Pre-school
921.81.8631.31.6+29
Primary school
4368.58.64018.58.6+35
Primary - Government
2955.85.02745.85.2+22
Primary - Catholic
891.72.2811.72.2+8
Primary - Independent
521.01.3461.01.2+5
Secondary school
4719.27.13647.77.0+107
Secondary - Government
3546.94.32405.14.1+114
Secondary - Catholic
761.51.8841.82.0-8
Secondary - Independent
400.80.9400.90.90
map this data in atlas.idTAFE1332.62.61112.32.6+22
map this data in atlas.idUniversity2003.94.11513.22.9+49
Other
430.80.8230.50.7+20
map this data in atlas.idNot attending3,38166.067.03,15266.567.2+229
Not stated
3657.18.147610.09.3-111

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, 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% Pre-school, Sefton: 1.8% Primary school, Sefton: 8.5% Primary - Government, Sefton: 5.8% Primary - Catholic, Sefton: 1.7% Primary - Independent, Sefton: 1.0% Secondary school, Sefton: 9.2% Secondary - Government, Sefton: 6.9% Secondary - Catholic, Sefton: 1.5% Secondary - Independent, Sefton: 0.8% TAFE, Sefton: 2.6% University, Sefton: 3.9% Other, Sefton: 0.8%
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, Sefton: +29 Primary school, Sefton: +35 Primary - Government, Sefton: +22 Primary - Catholic, Sefton: +8 Primary - Independent, Sefton: +5 Secondary school, Sefton: +107 Secondary - Government, Sefton: +114 Secondary - Catholic, Sefton: -8 Secondary - Independent, Sefton: 0 TAFE, Sefton: +22 University, Sefton: +49 Other, Sefton: +20
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 Sefton in 2011 compared to Bankstown City shows that there was a similar proportion attending primary school, a higher proportion attending secondary school, and a similar proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 8.5% of the population were attending primary school, 9.2% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 6.5% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 8.6%, 7.1% and 6.7% respectively for Bankstown City.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Catholic secondary school (6.9% compared to 4.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Government secondary school (9.2% compared to 7.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Sefton's population increased by 379 people (+8.0%). This represents an average annual change of 1.55% per year over the period.

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

  • Secondary - Government (+114 persons)
  • Secondary school (+107 persons)

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