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Benalla Rural City

Education institution attending

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

17% of people in Benalla Rural City attended an educational institution in 2016.

The share of Benalla Rural City'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
Benalla Rural City - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2011 to 2016
Pre-school
1671.21.52101.51.6-43
Primary school
9046.58.01,0207.58.1-116
Primary - Government
5223.85.36995.15.5-177
Primary - Catholic
2892.12.02571.91.9+32
Primary - Independent
930.70.7640.50.7+29
Secondary school
8326.06.39607.06.9-128
Secondary - Government
4513.33.64973.64.2-46
Secondary - Catholic
2561.81.73452.51.8-89
Secondary - Independent
1250.91.01180.91.0+7
map this data in atlas.idTAFE2071.51.63162.32.2-109
map this data in atlas.idUniversity1471.12.61611.22.4-14
Other
680.50.7650.50.7+3
map this data in atlas.idNot attending10,25974.070.810,17574.671.5+84
Not stated
1,2819.28.57375.46.6+544

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, Benalla Rural City: 1.2% Primary school, Benalla Rural City: 6.5% Primary - Government, Benalla Rural City: 3.8% Primary - Catholic, Benalla Rural City: 2.1% Primary - Independent, Benalla Rural City: 0.7% Secondary school, Benalla Rural City: 6.0% Secondary - Government, Benalla Rural City: 3.3% Secondary - Catholic, Benalla Rural City: 1.8% Secondary - Independent, Benalla Rural City: 0.9% TAFE, Benalla Rural City: 1.5% University, Benalla Rural City: 1.1% Other, Benalla Rural City: 0.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
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Change in education institution attending, 2011 to 2016
Change in education institution attending, 2011 to 2016 Pre-school, Benalla Rural City: -43 Primary school, Benalla Rural City: -116 Primary - Government, Benalla Rural City: -177 Primary - Catholic, Benalla Rural City: +32 Primary - Independent, Benalla Rural City: +29 Secondary school, Benalla Rural City: -128 Secondary - Government, Benalla Rural City: -46 Secondary - Catholic, Benalla Rural City: -89 Secondary - Independent, Benalla Rural City: +7 TAFE, Benalla Rural City: -109 University, Benalla Rural City: -14 Other, Benalla Rural City: +3
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 Benalla Rural City in 2016 compared to Regional VIC shows that there was a lower proportion attending primary school, a similar proportion attending secondary school, and a lower proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 6.5% of the population were attending primary school, 6.0% 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 Benalla Rural City and Regional VIC were:

  • A larger percentage of persons not attending (74.0% compared to 70.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending a Catholic primary school (3.8% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending University (1.1% compared to 2.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending a Government primary school (6.5% compared to 8.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Benalla Rural City's population increased by 221 people (+1.6%). This represents an average annual change of 0.32% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the number of persons attending education institutions in Benalla Rural City, between 2011 and 2016 were in those who nominated:

  • Primary - Government (-177 persons)
  • Secondary school (-128 persons)
  • Primary school (-116 persons)
  • TAFE (-109 persons)

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