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Education institution attending

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

The share of Canterbury'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
Canterbury - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2011 to 2016
Pre-school1201.51.71341.71.9-14
Primary school6658.48.36538.48.1+11
Primary - Government4345.55.23644.74.8+71
Primary - Catholic730.91.61171.51.7-44
Primary - Independent1562.01.61722.21.6-16
Secondary school7038.97.97329.47.8-29
Secondary - Government1862.42.61672.22.5+19
Secondary - Catholic1041.31.61061.41.6-2
Secondary - Independent4125.23.64575.93.8-45
TAFE851.11.2981.31.6-13
University6708.59.46178.08.6+53
Other560.70.8560.70.8-1
Not attending5,26166.665.65,18166.766.3+80
Not stated3314.25.12923.85.0+39

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, Canterbury: 1.5% Primary school, Canterbury: 8.4% Primary - Government, Canterbury: 5.5% Primary - Catholic, Canterbury: 0.9% Primary - Independent, Canterbury: 2.0% Secondary school, Canterbury: 8.9% Secondary - Government, Canterbury: 2.4% Secondary - Catholic, Canterbury: 1.3% Secondary - Independent, Canterbury: 5.2% TAFE, Canterbury: 1.1% University, Canterbury: 8.5% Other, Canterbury: 0.7%
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, Canterbury: -14 Primary school, Canterbury: +11 Primary - Government, Canterbury: +71 Primary - Catholic, Canterbury: -44 Primary - Independent, Canterbury: -16 Secondary school, Canterbury: -29 Secondary - Government, Canterbury: +19 Secondary - Catholic, Canterbury: -2 Secondary - Independent, Canterbury: -45 TAFE, Canterbury: -13 University, Canterbury: +53 Other, Canterbury: -1
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 Canterbury in 2016 compared to the City of Boroondara shows that there was a similar proportion attending primary school, a higher proportion attending secondary school, and a lower proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 8.4% of the population were attending primary school, 8.9% 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 differences between the share of the population attending learning institutions in Canterbury and the City of Boroondara were:

  • A larger percentage of persons attending a secondary school (any type) (5.2% compared to 3.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Government secondary school (8.9% compared to 7.9%)
  • A larger percentage of persons not attending (66.6% compared to 65.6%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Canterbury's population increased by 127 people (+1.6%). This represents an average annual change of 0.33% per year over the period.

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

  • Primary - Government (+71 persons)
  • University (+53 persons)

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