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Education institution attending

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23% of people in Sunshine attended an educational institution in 2016.

The share of Sunshine'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
Sunshine - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
Pre-school
1501.51.31031.21.4+47
Primary school
5745.97.44725.37.2+102
Primary - Government
3343.44.62853.24.3+49
Primary - Catholic
2252.32.21641.92.3+61
Primary - Independent
150.20.6230.30.7-8
Secondary school
4194.36.44004.56.6+19
Secondary - Government
2772.84.02192.54.0+58
Secondary - Catholic
1281.31.81601.81.8-32
Secondary - Independent
140.10.7210.20.9-7
map this data in atlas.idTAFE2322.41.93664.12.4-134
map this data in atlas.idUniversity6536.75.34505.14.1+203
Other
2622.71.72302.61.4+32
map this data in atlas.idNot attending6,64368.168.55,94467.367.8+699
Not stated
8218.47.58689.89.0-47

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, Sunshine: 1.5% Primary school, Sunshine: 5.9% Primary - Government, Sunshine: 3.4% Primary - Catholic, Sunshine: 2.3% Primary - Independent, Sunshine: 0.2% Secondary school, Sunshine: 4.3% Secondary - Government, Sunshine: 2.8% Secondary - Catholic, Sunshine: 1.3% Secondary - Independent, Sunshine: 0.1% TAFE, Sunshine: 2.4% University, Sunshine: 6.7% Other, Sunshine: 2.7%
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, Sunshine: +47 Primary school, Sunshine: +102 Primary - Government, Sunshine: +49 Primary - Catholic, Sunshine: +61 Primary - Independent, Sunshine: -8 Secondary school, Sunshine: +19 Secondary - Government, Sunshine: +58 Secondary - Catholic, Sunshine: -32 Secondary - Independent, Sunshine: -7 TAFE, Sunshine: -134 University, Sunshine: +203 Other, Sunshine: +32
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 Sunshine in 2016 compared to City of Brimbank shows that there was a lower proportion attending primary school, a lower proportion attending secondary school, and a higher proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 5.9% of the population were attending primary school, 4.3% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 9.1% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 7.4%, 6.4% and 7.2% respectively for City of Brimbank.

The major differences between the share of the population attending learning institutions in Sunshine and City of Brimbank were:

  • A larger percentage of persons attending University (6.7% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending a Government secondary school (4.3% compared to 6.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending a Government primary school (5.9% compared to 7.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending a Catholic secondary school (2.8% compared to 4.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Sunshine's population increased by 921 people (+10.4%). This represents an average annual change of 2.0% per year over the period.

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

  • University (+203 persons)
  • TAFE (-134 persons)
  • Primary school (+102 persons)
  • Primary - Catholic (+61 persons)

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