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Education institution attending

23% of people in the City of Brimbank attended an educational institution in 2011.

The share of the City of Brimbank'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 Brimbank - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Pre-school
2,4961.41.72,3121.41.6+184
Primary school
13,2377.27.613,6768.17.9-439
Primary - Government
7,8664.34.98,2164.95.2-350
Primary - Catholic
4,1452.31.74,1862.51.8-41
Primary - Independent
1,2260.70.91,2740.80.9-48
Secondary school
12,0986.66.312,1307.26.5-32
Secondary - Government
7,3164.03.47,2774.33.6+39
Secondary - Catholic
3,2161.81.53,2691.91.5-53
Secondary - Independent
1,5660.91.41,5840.91.4-18
map this data in atlas.idTAFE4,3662.42.23,5932.12.1+773
map this data in atlas.idUniversity7,4814.15.35,6193.34.7+1,862
Other
2,5931.41.01,5630.90.8+1,030
map this data in atlas.idNot attending123,97667.869.2113,83767.768.2+10,139
Not stated
16,4849.06.615,4899.28.2+995

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 Brimbank: 1.4% Primary school, City of Brimbank: 7.2% Primary - Government, City of Brimbank: 4.3% Primary - Catholic, City of Brimbank: 2.3% Primary - Independent, City of Brimbank: 0.7% Secondary school, City of Brimbank: 6.6% Secondary - Government, City of Brimbank: 4.0% Secondary - Catholic, City of Brimbank: 1.8% Secondary - Independent, City of Brimbank: 0.9% TAFE, City of Brimbank: 2.4% University, City of Brimbank: 4.1% Other, City of Brimbank: 1.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011 Pre-school, City of Brimbank: +184 Primary school, City of Brimbank: -439 Primary - Government, City of Brimbank: -350 Primary - Catholic, City of Brimbank: -41 Primary - Independent, City of Brimbank: -48 Secondary school, City of Brimbank: -32 Secondary - Government, City of Brimbank: +39 Secondary - Catholic, City of Brimbank: -53 Secondary - Independent, City of Brimbank: -18 TAFE, City of Brimbank: +773 University, City of Brimbank: +1,862 Other, City of Brimbank: +1,030
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 Brimbank in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne 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, 7.2% of the population were attending primary school, 6.6% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 6.5% 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 Brimbank and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A smaller percentage of persons not attending (67.8% compared to 69.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending University (4.1% compared to 5.3%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, City of Brimbank's population increased by 14,512 people (+8.6%). This represents an average annual change of 1.67% per year over the period.

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

  • University (+1,862 persons)
  • TAFE (+773 persons)
  • Primary school (-439 persons)
  • Primary - Government (-350 persons)

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