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Education institution attending

23% of people in Sunshine attended an educational institution in 2011.

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)20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Pre-school
1031.21.41111.41.4-8
Primary school
4725.37.25086.38.1-36
Primary - Government
2853.24.33214.04.9-36
Primary - Catholic
1641.92.31722.12.5-8
Primary - Independent
230.30.7150.20.8+8
Secondary school
4004.56.64695.87.2-69
Secondary - Government
2192.54.02633.34.3-44
Secondary - Catholic
1601.81.81862.31.9-26
Secondary - Independent
210.20.9200.20.9+1
map this data in atlas.idTAFE3664.12.41972.42.1+169
map this data in atlas.idUniversity4505.14.13824.73.3+68
Other
2302.61.41141.40.9+116
map this data in atlas.idNot attending5,94467.367.85,55768.867.7+387
Not stated
8689.89.07399.19.2+129

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, 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% Pre-school, Sunshine: 1.2% Primary school, Sunshine: 5.3% Primary - Government, Sunshine: 3.2% Primary - Catholic, Sunshine: 1.9% Primary - Independent, Sunshine: 0.3% Secondary school, Sunshine: 4.5% Secondary - Government, Sunshine: 2.5% Secondary - Catholic, Sunshine: 1.8% Secondary - Independent, Sunshine: 0.2% TAFE, Sunshine: 4.1% University, Sunshine: 5.1% Other, Sunshine: 2.6%
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, Sunshine: -8 Primary school, Sunshine: -36 Primary - Government, Sunshine: -36 Primary - Catholic, Sunshine: -8 Primary - Independent, Sunshine: +8 Secondary school, Sunshine: -69 Secondary - Government, Sunshine: -44 Secondary - Catholic, Sunshine: -26 Secondary - Independent, Sunshine: +1 TAFE, Sunshine: +169 University, Sunshine: +68 Other, Sunshine: +116
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 Sunshine in 2011 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, 5.3% of the population were attending primary school, 4.5% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 9.2% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 7.2%, 6.6% and 6.5% 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 TAFE (4.1% compared to 2.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending a Government secondary school (4.5% compared to 6.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending a Government primary school (5.3% compared to 7.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending a Catholic secondary school (2.5% compared to 4.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Sunshine's population increased by 756 people (+9.4%). This represents an average annual change of 1.81% per year over the period.

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

  • TAFE (+169 persons)
  • Secondary school (-69 persons)
  • University (+68 persons)

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