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Education institution attending

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

The share of Bankstown'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 - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Primary school
Primary - Government
Primary - Catholic
Primary - Independent
Secondary school
Secondary - Government
Secondary - Catholic
Secondary - Independent
map this data in atlas.idTAFE1,0113.32.69153.42.6+96
map this data in atlas.idUniversity1,4054.64.19053.42.9+500
map this data in atlas.idNot attending19,69164.267.017,14664.367.2+2,545
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, 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, Bankstown: 1.7% Primary school, Bankstown: 8.1% Primary - Government, Bankstown: 5.1% Primary - Catholic, Bankstown: 1.7% Primary - Independent, Bankstown: 1.3% Secondary school, Bankstown: 5.9% Secondary - Government, Bankstown: 4.0% Secondary - Catholic, Bankstown: 1.2% Secondary - Independent, Bankstown: 0.7% TAFE, Bankstown: 3.3% University, Bankstown: 4.6% Other, Bankstown: 1.1%
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: +90 Primary school, Bankstown: +407 Primary - Government, Bankstown: +221 Primary - Catholic, Bankstown: +54 Primary - Independent, Bankstown: +132 Secondary school, Bankstown: +274 Secondary - Government, Bankstown: +245 Secondary - Catholic, Bankstown: -20 Secondary - Independent, Bankstown: +49 TAFE, Bankstown: +96 University, Bankstown: +500 Other, Bankstown: +81
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 in 2011 compared to Bankstown City shows that there was a similar proportion attending primary school, a lower proportion attending secondary school, and a higher proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 8.1% of the population were attending primary school, 5.9% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 7.9% 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 Bankstown and Bankstown City were:

  • A smaller percentage of persons not attending (64.2% compared to 67.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending a Government secondary school (5.9% compared to 7.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Bankstown's population increased by 4,010 people (+15.0%). This represents an average annual change of 2.84% per year over the period.

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

  • University (+500 persons)
  • Primary school (+407 persons)
  • Secondary school (+274 persons)
  • Secondary - Government (+245 persons)

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