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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)20162006Change
Type of institutionNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2006 to 2016
Pre-school
4561.41.53381.31.5+118
Primary school
2,3647.28.01,8837.18.9+481
Primary - Government
1,7565.45.31,5005.76.5+256
Primary - Catholic
2770.82.02480.91.8+29
Primary - Independent
3311.00.71350.50.6+196
Secondary school
1,7485.36.31,6166.17.4+132
Secondary - Government
1,1313.43.61,0313.94.8+100
Secondary - Catholic
1500.51.71320.51.6+18
Secondary - Independent
4671.41.04531.70.9+14
map this data in atlas.idTAFE4341.31.64581.71.9-24
map this data in atlas.idUniversity4301.32.62190.82.0+211
Other
2180.70.71530.60.6+65
map this data in atlas.idNot attending24,33874.270.819,20472.370.3+5,134
Not stated
2,8218.68.52,67410.17.3+147

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 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, 2006 to 2016
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2016 Pre-school, Bass Coast Shire: +118 Primary school, Bass Coast Shire: +481 Primary - Government, Bass Coast Shire: +256 Primary - Catholic, Bass Coast Shire: +29 Primary - Independent, Bass Coast Shire: +196 Secondary school, Bass Coast Shire: +132 Secondary - Government, Bass Coast Shire: +100 Secondary - Catholic, Bass Coast Shire: +18 Secondary - Independent, Bass Coast Shire: +14 TAFE, Bass Coast Shire: -24 University, Bass Coast Shire: +211 Other, Bass Coast Shire: +65
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 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 2006 to 2016, Bass Coast Shire's population increased by 6,264 people (+23.6%). This represents an average annual change of 2.14% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the number of persons attending education institutions in Bass Coast Shire, between 2006 and 2016 were in those who nominated:

  • Primary school (+481 persons)
  • Primary - Government (+256 persons)
  • University (+211 persons)
  • Primary - Independent (+196 persons)

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