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Education institution attending

29% of people in the City of Boroondara attended an educational institution in 2011.

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)20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Pre-school2,9631.91.72,7811.81.6+182
Primary school12,8908.17.612,2958.07.9+595
Primary - Government7,6274.84.97,3734.85.2+254
Primary - Catholic2,7341.71.72,5831.71.8+151
Primary - Independent2,5291.60.92,3391.50.9+190
Secondary school12,3947.86.311,7377.66.5+657
Secondary - Government3,9402.53.43,6862.43.6+254
Secondary - Catholic2,4821.61.52,2481.51.5+234
Secondary - Independent5,9723.81.45,8033.81.4+169
TAFE2,4871.62.22,6631.72.1-176
University13,7138.65.312,7568.34.7+957
Other1,2410.81.01,1180.70.8+123
Not attending105,54966.369.2101,17565.568.2+4,374
Not stated7,9435.06.69,9286.48.2-1,985

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, Greater Melbourne: 1.7% Primary school, Greater Melbourne: 7.6% Primary - Government, Greater Melbourne: 4.9% Primary - Catholic, Greater Melbourne: 1.7% Primary - Independent, Greater Melbourne: 0.9% Secondary school, Greater Melbourne: 6.3% Secondary - Government, Greater Melbourne: 3.4% Secondary - Catholic, Greater Melbourne: 1.5% Secondary - Independent, Greater Melbourne: 1.4% TAFE, Greater Melbourne: 2.2% University, Greater Melbourne: 5.3% Other, Greater Melbourne: 1.0% Pre-school, City of Boroondara: 1.9% Primary school, City of Boroondara: 8.1% Primary - Government, City of Boroondara: 4.8% Primary - Catholic, City of Boroondara: 1.7% Primary - Independent, City of Boroondara: 1.6% Secondary school, City of Boroondara: 7.8% Secondary - Government, City of Boroondara: 2.5% Secondary - Catholic, City of Boroondara: 1.6% Secondary - Independent, City of Boroondara: 3.8% TAFE, City of Boroondara: 1.6% University, City of Boroondara: 8.6% Other, City of Boroondara: 0.8%
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, City of Boroondara: +182 Primary school, City of Boroondara: +595 Primary - Government, City of Boroondara: +254 Primary - Catholic, City of Boroondara: +151 Primary - Independent, City of Boroondara: +190 Secondary school, City of Boroondara: +657 Secondary - Government, City of Boroondara: +254 Secondary - Catholic, City of Boroondara: +234 Secondary - Independent, City of Boroondara: +169 TAFE, City of Boroondara: -176 University, City of Boroondara: +957 Other, City of Boroondara: +123
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 the City of Boroondara in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a higher proportion attending primary school, a higher proportion attending secondary school, and a higher proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 8.1% of the population were attending primary school, 7.8% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 10.2% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 7.6%, 6.3% and 7.6% 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 (8.6% compared to 5.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a secondary school (any type) (3.8% compared to 1.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Government secondary school (7.8% compared to 6.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons not attending (66.3% compared to 69.2%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, City of Boroondara's population increased by 4,727 people (+3.1%). This represents an average annual change of 0.6% per year over the period.

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

  • University (+957 persons)
  • Secondary school (+657 persons)
  • Primary school (+595 persons)
  • Primary - Government (+254 persons)

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