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Education institution attending


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29% of people in Camberwell attended an educational institution in 2016.

The share of Camberwell'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
Camberwell - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2011 to 2016
Primary school1,9868.78.31,8888.98.1+98
Primary - Government1,3435.95.21,1735.54.8+170
Primary - Catholic3511.51.63921.91.7-41
Primary - Independent2901.31.63211.51.6-31
Secondary school1,8388.17.91,7028.07.8+136
Secondary - Government5422.42.64772.32.5+64
Secondary - Catholic3621.61.63901.81.6-28
Secondary - Independent9344.13.68343.93.8+99
Not attending15,25467.065.614,25367.366.3+1,001
Not stated9904.45.18173.95.0+172

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, 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% Pre-school, Camberwell: 1.6% Primary school, Camberwell: 8.7% Primary - Government, Camberwell: 5.9% Primary - Catholic, Camberwell: 1.5% Primary - Independent, Camberwell: 1.3% Secondary school, Camberwell: 8.1% Secondary - Government, Camberwell: 2.4% Secondary - Catholic, Camberwell: 1.6% Secondary - Independent, Camberwell: 4.1% TAFE, Camberwell: 0.9% University, Camberwell: 8.7% Other, Camberwell: 0.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.
Change in education institution attending, 2011 to 2016
Change in education institution attending, 2011 to 2016 Pre-school, Camberwell: -99 Primary school, Camberwell: +98 Primary - Government, Camberwell: +170 Primary - Catholic, Camberwell: -41 Primary - Independent, Camberwell: -31 Secondary school, Camberwell: +136 Secondary - Government, Camberwell: +64 Secondary - Catholic, Camberwell: -28 Secondary - Independent, Camberwell: +99 TAFE, Camberwell: -55 University, Camberwell: +313 Other, Camberwell: +17
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the share of the population attending educational institutions in Camberwell in 2016 compared to the City of Boroondara shows that there was a similar proportion attending primary school, a similar proportion attending secondary school, and a lower proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 8.7% of the population were attending primary school, 8.1% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 9.6% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 8.3%, 7.9% and 10.6% respectively for the City of Boroondara.

The major difference between the share of the population attending learning institutions in Camberwell and the City of Boroondara was:

  • A larger percentage of persons not attending (67.0% compared to 65.6%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Camberwell's population increased by 1,584 people (+7.5%). This represents an average annual change of 1.45% per year over the period.

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

  • University (+313 persons)
  • Primary - Government (+170 persons)
  • Secondary school (+136 persons)
  • Pre-school (-99 persons)

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