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Bass Coast Shire

Education institution attending

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17% of people in Bass Coast Shire attended an educational institution in 2016.

The share of Bass Coast Shire'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
Bass Coast Shire - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2011 to 2016
Pre-school
4561.41.54731.61.6-17
Primary school
2,3647.28.02,0406.98.1+324
Primary - Government
1,7565.45.31,6005.45.5+156
Primary - Catholic
2770.82.02660.91.9+11
Primary - Independent
3311.00.71740.60.7+157
Secondary school
1,7485.36.31,5795.36.9+169
Secondary - Government
1,1313.43.61,0333.54.2+98
Secondary - Catholic
1500.51.71290.41.8+21
Secondary - Independent
4671.41.04171.41.0+50
map this data in atlas.idTAFE4341.31.65201.82.2-86
map this data in atlas.idUniversity4301.32.63341.12.4+96
Other
2180.70.72160.70.7+2
map this data in atlas.idNot attending24,33874.270.822,14674.871.5+2,192
Not stated
2,8218.68.52,3087.86.6+513

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Education institution attending, 2016
Education institution attending, 2016 Pre-school, Regional VIC: 1.5% Primary school, Regional VIC: 8.0% Primary - Government, Regional VIC: 5.3% Primary - Catholic, Regional VIC: 2.0% Primary - Independent, Regional VIC: 0.7% Secondary school, Regional VIC: 6.3% Secondary - Government, Regional VIC: 3.6% Secondary - Catholic, Regional VIC: 1.7% Secondary - Independent, Regional VIC: 1.0% TAFE, Regional VIC: 1.6% University, Regional VIC: 2.6% Other, Regional VIC: 0.7% Pre-school, Bass Coast Shire: 1.4% Primary school, Bass Coast Shire: 7.2% Primary - Government, Bass Coast Shire: 5.4% Primary - Catholic, Bass Coast Shire: 0.8% Primary - Independent, Bass Coast Shire: 1.0% Secondary school, Bass Coast Shire: 5.3% Secondary - Government, Bass Coast Shire: 3.4% Secondary - Catholic, Bass Coast Shire: 0.5% Secondary - Independent, Bass Coast Shire: 1.4% TAFE, Bass Coast Shire: 1.3% University, Bass Coast Shire: 1.3% Other, Bass Coast Shire: 0.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in education institution attending, 2011 to 2016
Change in education institution attending, 2011 to 2016 Pre-school, Bass Coast Shire: -17 Primary school, Bass Coast Shire: +324 Primary - Government, Bass Coast Shire: +156 Primary - Catholic, Bass Coast Shire: +11 Primary - Independent, Bass Coast Shire: +157 Secondary school, Bass Coast Shire: +169 Secondary - Government, Bass Coast Shire: +98 Secondary - Catholic, Bass Coast Shire: +21 Secondary - Independent, Bass Coast Shire: +50 TAFE, Bass Coast Shire: -86 University, Bass Coast Shire: +96 Other, Bass Coast Shire: +2
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 Bass Coast Shire in 2016 compared to Regional VIC shows that there was a lower proportion attending primary school, a lower proportion attending secondary school, and a lower proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 7.2% of the population were attending primary school, 5.3% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 2.6% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 8.0%, 6.3% and 4.2% respectively for Regional VIC.

The major differences between the share of the population attending learning institutions in Bass Coast Shire and Regional VIC were:

  • A larger percentage of persons not attending (74.2% compared to 70.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending University (1.3% compared to 2.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending and independent secondary school (0.5% compared to 1.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending an independent primary school (0.8% compared to 2.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Bass Coast Shire's population increased by 3,193 people (+10.8%). This represents an average annual change of 2.07% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the number of persons attending education institutions in Bass Coast Shire, between 2011 and 2016 were in those who nominated:

  • Primary school (+324 persons)
  • Secondary school (+169 persons)
  • Primary - Independent (+157 persons)
  • Primary - Government (+156 persons)

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