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West Ward

Education institution attending

24% of people in West Ward attended an educational institution in 2011.

The share of West Ward'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
West Ward - 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.idTAFE8732.22.68352.22.6+38
map this data in atlas.idUniversity1,5563.94.11,0912.92.9+465
map this data in atlas.idNot attending27,65169.067.026,36069.667.2+1,291
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, West Ward: 1.9% Primary school, West Ward: 8.7% Primary - Government, West Ward: 4.8% Primary - Catholic, West Ward: 2.6% Primary - Independent, West Ward: 1.3% Secondary school, West Ward: 6.8% Secondary - Government, West Ward: 3.8% Secondary - Catholic, West Ward: 2.0% Secondary - Independent, West Ward: 1.0% TAFE, West Ward: 2.2% University, West Ward: 3.9% Other, West Ward: 0.6%
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, West Ward: +140 Primary school, West Ward: +176 Primary - Government, West Ward: +6 Primary - Catholic, West Ward: +116 Primary - Independent, West Ward: +54 Secondary school, West Ward: +112 Secondary - Government, West Ward: +124 Secondary - Catholic, West Ward: -10 Secondary - Independent, West Ward: -2 TAFE, West Ward: +38 University, West Ward: +465 Other, West Ward: +20
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 West Ward in 2011 compared to Bankstown City 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, 8.7% of the population were attending primary school, 6.8% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 6.1% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 8.6%, 7.1% and 6.7% respectively for Bankstown City.

The major difference between the share of the population attending learning institutions in West Ward and Bankstown City was:

  • A larger percentage of persons not attending (69.0% compared to 67.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, West Ward's population increased by 2,214 people (+5.8%). This represents an average annual change of 1.14% per year over the period.

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

  • University (+465 persons)
  • Primary school (+176 persons)
  • Pre-school (+140 persons)
  • Secondary - Government (+124 persons)

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