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Education institution attending

24% of people in Brighton attended an educational institution in 2011.

The share of Brighton'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
Brighton - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
Pre-school
3951.82.13581.72.1+37
Primary school
1,8748.59.21,6327.78.3+242
Primary - Government
8233.85.17433.54.6+79
Primary - Catholic
3641.72.02691.31.8+95
Primary - Independent
6883.12.16192.91.9+68
Secondary school
1,5076.97.01,6157.67.3-108
Secondary - Government
1890.91.91670.82.1+22
Secondary - Catholic
2371.11.32511.21.4-15
Secondary - Independent
1,0824.93.81,1965.63.8-115
map this data in atlas.idTAFE2311.11.42611.21.5-30
map this data in atlas.idUniversity1,1895.44.91,0645.04.5+125
Other
1580.70.61300.60.6+27
map this data in atlas.idNot attending15,09768.869.014,48168.368.6+615
Not stated
1,4776.75.71,6767.97.2-199

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, City of Bayside: 2.1% Primary school, City of Bayside: 9.2% Primary - Government, City of Bayside: 5.1% Primary - Catholic, City of Bayside: 2.0% Primary - Independent, City of Bayside: 2.1% Secondary school, City of Bayside: 7.0% Secondary - Government, City of Bayside: 1.9% Secondary - Catholic, City of Bayside: 1.3% Secondary - Independent, City of Bayside: 3.8% TAFE, City of Bayside: 1.4% University, City of Bayside: 4.9% Other, City of Bayside: 0.6% Pre-school, Brighton: 1.8% Primary school, Brighton: 8.5% Primary - Government, Brighton: 3.8% Primary - Catholic, Brighton: 1.7% Primary - Independent, Brighton: 3.1% Secondary school, Brighton: 6.9% Secondary - Government, Brighton: 0.9% Secondary - Catholic, Brighton: 1.1% Secondary - Independent, Brighton: 4.9% TAFE, Brighton: 1.1% University, Brighton: 5.4% Other, Brighton: 0.7%
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, Brighton: +37 Primary school, Brighton: +242 Primary - Government, Brighton: +79 Primary - Catholic, Brighton: +95 Primary - Independent, Brighton: +68 Secondary school, Brighton: -108 Secondary - Government, Brighton: +22 Secondary - Catholic, Brighton: -15 Secondary - Independent, Brighton: -115 TAFE, Brighton: -30 University, Brighton: +125 Other, Brighton: +27
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 Brighton in 2011 compared to City of Bayside shows that there was a lower proportion attending primary school, a similar proportion attending secondary school, and a similar proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 8.5% of the population were attending primary school, 6.9% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 6.5% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 9.2%, 7.0% and 6.3% respectively for City of Bayside.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons attending a secondary school (any type) (4.9% compared to 3.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a primary school (any type) (3.1% compared to 2.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending a Catholic primary school (3.8% compared to 5.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending a Catholic secondary school (0.9% compared to 1.9%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Brighton's population increased by 715 people (+3.4%). This represents an average annual change of 0.67% per year over the period.

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

  • Primary school (+242 persons)
  • University (+125 persons)
  • Secondary - Independent (-115 persons)
  • Secondary school (-108 persons)

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