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Education institution attending


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29% of people in Camberwell attended an educational institution in 2011.

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)20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2006 to 2011
Primary school1,8888.98.11,7478.68.0+141
Primary - Government1,1735.54.81,0365.14.8+137
Primary - Catholic3921.91.73821.91.7+11
Primary - Independent3211.51.63281.61.5-7
Secondary school1,7028.07.81,5737.77.6+129
Secondary - Government4772.32.53821.92.4+95
Secondary - Catholic3901.81.63441.71.5+46
Secondary - Independent8343.93.88464.23.8-12
Not attending14,25367.366.313,35965.665.5+894
Not stated8173.95.01,1925.96.4-374

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 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% Pre-school, Camberwell: 2.2% Primary school, Camberwell: 8.9% Primary - Government, Camberwell: 5.5% Primary - Catholic, Camberwell: 1.9% Primary - Independent, Camberwell: 1.5% Secondary school, Camberwell: 8.0% Secondary - Government, Camberwell: 2.3% Secondary - Catholic, Camberwell: 1.8% Secondary - Independent, Camberwell: 3.9% TAFE, Camberwell: 1.3% University, Camberwell: 7.8% Other, Camberwell: 0.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011 Pre-school, Camberwell: +45 Primary school, Camberwell: +141 Primary - Government, Camberwell: +137 Primary - Catholic, Camberwell: +11 Primary - Independent, Camberwell: -7 Secondary school, Camberwell: +129 Secondary - Government, Camberwell: +95 Secondary - Catholic, Camberwell: +46 Secondary - Independent, Camberwell: -12 TAFE, Camberwell: -62 University, Camberwell: +23 Other, Camberwell: +10
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (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 2011 compared to the City of Boroondara shows that there was a higher proportion attending primary school, a similar proportion attending secondary school, and a lower proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 8.9% of the population were attending primary school, 8.0% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 9.1% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 8.1%, 7.8% and 10.2% respectively for the City of Boroondara.

There were no major differences between Camberwell and City of Boroondara in 2011.

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Camberwell's population increased by 805 people (+4.0%). This represents an average annual change of 0.78% per year over the period.

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

  • Primary school (+141 persons)
  • Primary - Government (+137 persons)
  • Secondary school (+129 persons)
  • Secondary - Government (+95 persons)

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