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

29% of people in the City of Boroondara attended an educational institution in 2016.

The share of the City of Boroondara'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
City of Boroondara - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
Pre-school2,7691.71.62,9631.91.7-194
Primary school13,9608.37.912,8908.17.6+1,070
Primary - Government8,6755.25.37,6274.84.9+1,048
Primary - Catholic2,6581.61.72,7341.71.7-76
Primary - Independent2,6271.60.92,5291.60.9+98
Secondary school13,1777.96.112,3947.86.3+783
Secondary - Government4,3352.63.33,9402.53.4+395
Secondary - Catholic2,7511.61.42,4821.61.5+269
Secondary - Independent6,0913.61.35,9723.81.4+119
TAFE2,0051.21.82,4871.62.2-482
University15,7599.46.413,7138.65.3+2,046
Other1,3310.81.11,2410.81.0+90
Not attending109,74865.668.6105,54966.369.2+4,199
Not stated8,4825.16.47,9435.06.6+539

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, Greater Melbourne: 1.6% Primary school, Greater Melbourne: 7.9% Primary - Government, Greater Melbourne: 5.3% Primary - Catholic, Greater Melbourne: 1.7% Primary - Independent, Greater Melbourne: 0.9% Secondary school, Greater Melbourne: 6.1% Secondary - Government, Greater Melbourne: 3.3% Secondary - Catholic, Greater Melbourne: 1.4% Secondary - Independent, Greater Melbourne: 1.3% TAFE, Greater Melbourne: 1.8% University, Greater Melbourne: 6.4% Other, Greater Melbourne: 1.1% Pre-school, City of Boroondara: 1.7% Primary school, City of Boroondara: 8.3% Primary - Government, City of Boroondara: 5.2% Primary - Catholic, City of Boroondara: 1.6% Primary - Independent, City of Boroondara: 1.6% Secondary school, City of Boroondara: 7.9% Secondary - Government, City of Boroondara: 2.6% Secondary - Catholic, City of Boroondara: 1.6% Secondary - Independent, City of Boroondara: 3.6% TAFE, City of Boroondara: 1.2% University, City of Boroondara: 9.4% Other, City of Boroondara: 0.8%
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, City of Boroondara: -194 Primary school, City of Boroondara: +1,070 Primary - Government, City of Boroondara: +1,048 Primary - Catholic, City of Boroondara: -76 Primary - Independent, City of Boroondara: +98 Secondary school, City of Boroondara: +783 Secondary - Government, City of Boroondara: +395 Secondary - Catholic, City of Boroondara: +269 Secondary - Independent, City of Boroondara: +119 TAFE, City of Boroondara: -482 University, City of Boroondara: +2,046 Other, City of Boroondara: +90
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 the City of Boroondara in 2016 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a similar proportion attending primary school, a higher proportion attending secondary school, and a higher proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 8.3% of the population were attending primary school, 7.9% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 10.6% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 7.9%, 6.1% and 8.2% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The major differences between the share of the population attending learning institutions in the City of Boroondara and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of persons attending University (9.4% compared to 6.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a secondary school (any type) (3.6% compared to 1.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Government secondary school (7.9% compared to 6.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons not attending (65.6% compared to 68.6%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, City of Boroondara's population increased by 8,051 people (+5.1%). This represents an average annual change of 0.99% per year over the period.

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

  • University (+2,046 persons)
  • Primary school (+1,070 persons)
  • Primary - Government (+1,048 persons)
  • Secondary school (+783 persons)

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