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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

24% of people in the City of Brimbank attended an educational institution in 2016.

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)20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
Pre-school
2,5881.31.62,4961.41.7+92
Primary school
14,3437.47.913,2377.27.6+1,106
Primary - Government
8,9144.65.37,8664.34.9+1,048
Primary - Catholic
4,2792.21.74,1452.31.7+134
Primary - Independent
1,1500.60.91,2260.70.9-76
Secondary school
12,5206.46.112,0986.66.3+422
Secondary - Government
7,7804.03.37,3164.03.4+464
Secondary - Catholic
3,4101.81.43,2161.81.5+194
Secondary - Independent
1,3300.71.31,5660.91.4-236
map this data in atlas.idTAFE3,7171.91.84,3662.42.2-649
map this data in atlas.idUniversity10,2495.36.47,4814.15.3+2,768
Other
3,2901.71.12,5931.41.0+697
map this data in atlas.idNot attending133,08668.568.6123,97667.869.2+9,110
Not stated
14,5347.56.416,4849.06.6-1,950

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, Greater Melbourne: 1.6% Primary school, Greater Melbourne: 7.9% Primary - Government, Greater Melbourne: 5.3% Primary - Catholic, Greater Melbourne: 1.7% Primary - Independent, Greater Melbourne: 0.9% Secondary school, Greater Melbourne: 6.1% Secondary - Government, Greater Melbourne: 3.3% Secondary - Catholic, Greater Melbourne: 1.4% Secondary - Independent, Greater Melbourne: 1.3% TAFE, Greater Melbourne: 1.8% University, Greater Melbourne: 6.4% Other, Greater Melbourne: 1.1% Pre-school, City of Brimbank: 1.3% Primary school, City of Brimbank: 7.4% Primary - Government, City of Brimbank: 4.6% Primary - Catholic, City of Brimbank: 2.2% Primary - Independent, City of Brimbank: 0.6% Secondary school, City of Brimbank: 6.4% Secondary - Government, City of Brimbank: 4.0% Secondary - Catholic, City of Brimbank: 1.8% Secondary - Independent, City of Brimbank: 0.7% TAFE, City of Brimbank: 1.9% University, City of Brimbank: 5.3% Other, City of Brimbank: 1.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in education institution attending, 2011 to 2016
Change in education institution attending, 2011 to 2016 Pre-school, City of Brimbank: +92 Primary school, City of Brimbank: +1,106 Primary - Government, City of Brimbank: +1,048 Primary - Catholic, City of Brimbank: +134 Primary - Independent, City of Brimbank: -76 Secondary school, City of Brimbank: +422 Secondary - Government, City of Brimbank: +464 Secondary - Catholic, City of Brimbank: +194 Secondary - Independent, City of Brimbank: -236 TAFE, City of Brimbank: -649 University, City of Brimbank: +2,768 Other, City of Brimbank: +697
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 the City of Brimbank in 2016 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a lower proportion attending primary school, a similar proportion attending secondary school, and a lower proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 7.4% of the population were attending primary school, 6.4% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 7.2% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 7.9%, 6.1% and 8.2% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The major difference between the share of the population attending learning institutions in the City of Brimbank and Greater Melbourne was:

  • A smaller percentage of persons attending University (5.3% compared to 6.4%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, City of Brimbank's population increased by 11,596 people (+6.3%). This represents an average annual change of 1.24% per year over the period.

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

  • University (+2,768 persons)
  • Primary school (+1,106 persons)
  • Primary - Government (+1,048 persons)
  • TAFE (-649 persons)

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