City of BrimbankCommunity profile

We’re continuing to update these pages with data from the 2016 Census. Read more about our updates.

Skip to content

Deer Park

Education institution attending


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

23% of people in Deer Park attended an educational institution in 2016.

The share of Deer Park'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
Deer Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
Primary school
Primary - Government
Primary - Catholic
Primary - Independent
Secondary school
Secondary - Government
Secondary - Catholic
Secondary - Independent
map this data in atlas.idTAFE3592.01.93462.12.4+13
map this data in atlas.idUniversity7884.35.35323.34.1+255
map this data in atlas.idNot attending12,43168.468.511,34469.367.8+1,087
Not stated

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 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% Pre-school, Deer Park: 1.7% Primary school, Deer Park: 8.0% Primary - Government, Deer Park: 5.6% Primary - Catholic, Deer Park: 1.9% Primary - Independent, Deer Park: 0.5% Secondary school, Deer Park: 5.9% Secondary - Government, Deer Park: 4.1% Secondary - Catholic, Deer Park: 1.6% Secondary - Independent, Deer Park: 0.2% TAFE, Deer Park: 2.0% University, Deer Park: 4.3% Other, Deer Park: 1.4%
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, Deer Park: +83 Primary school, Deer Park: +366 Primary - Government, Deer Park: +292 Primary - Catholic, Deer Park: +42 Primary - Independent, Deer Park: +32 Secondary school, Deer Park: +161 Secondary - Government, Deer Park: +105 Secondary - Catholic, Deer Park: +71 Secondary - Independent, Deer Park: -15 TAFE, Deer Park: +13 University, Deer Park: +255 Other, Deer Park: +35
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 Deer Park in 2016 compared to City of Brimbank shows that there was a higher proportion attending primary school, a lower proportion attending secondary school, and a lower proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 8.0% of the population were attending primary school, 5.9% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 6.3% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 7.4%, 6.4% and 7.2% respectively for City of Brimbank.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Catholic primary school (5.6% compared to 4.6%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Deer Park's population increased by 1,820 people (+11.1%). This represents an average annual change of 2.13% per year over the period.

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

  • Primary school (+366 persons)
  • Primary - Government (+292 persons)
  • University (+255 persons)
  • Secondary school (+161 persons)

To continue building your demographic story go to...