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Sunshine North

Education institution attending

24% of people in Sunshine North attended an educational institution in 2011.

The share of Sunshine North'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 North - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Pre-school
940.91.41311.31.4-37
Primary school
7617.27.28017.98.1-40
Primary - Government
4013.84.34003.94.9+1
Primary - Catholic
3253.12.33643.62.5-39
Primary - Independent
350.30.7370.40.8-2
Secondary school
7186.86.66556.57.2+63
Secondary - Government
3993.84.03693.64.3+30
Secondary - Catholic
2822.71.82542.51.9+28
Secondary - Independent
370.30.9320.30.9+5
map this data in atlas.idTAFE2852.72.42492.52.1+36
map this data in atlas.idUniversity4924.64.13113.13.3+181
Other
1661.61.41151.10.9+51
map this data in atlas.idNot attending7,10366.867.87,02369.267.7+80
Not stated
1,0149.59.08588.59.2+156

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 North: 0.9% Primary school, Sunshine North: 7.2% Primary - Government, Sunshine North: 3.8% Primary - Catholic, Sunshine North: 3.1% Primary - Independent, Sunshine North: 0.3% Secondary school, Sunshine North: 6.8% Secondary - Government, Sunshine North: 3.8% Secondary - Catholic, Sunshine North: 2.7% Secondary - Independent, Sunshine North: 0.3% TAFE, Sunshine North: 2.7% University, Sunshine North: 4.6% Other, Sunshine North: 1.6%
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 North: -37 Primary school, Sunshine North: -40 Primary - Government, Sunshine North: +1 Primary - Catholic, Sunshine North: -39 Primary - Independent, Sunshine North: -2 Secondary school, Sunshine North: +63 Secondary - Government, Sunshine North: +30 Secondary - Catholic, Sunshine North: +28 Secondary - Independent, Sunshine North: +5 TAFE, Sunshine North: +36 University, Sunshine North: +181 Other, Sunshine North: +51
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 North in 2011 compared to City of Brimbank shows that there was a similar proportion attending primary school, a similar proportion attending secondary school, and a higher proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 7.2% of the population were attending primary school, 6.8% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 7.3% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 7.2%, 6.6% and 6.5% respectively for City of Brimbank.

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

  • A smaller percentage of persons not attending (66.8% compared to 67.8%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Sunshine North's population increased by 490 people (+4.8%). This represents an average annual change of 0.95% per year over the period.

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

  • University (+181 persons)
  • Secondary school (+63 persons)

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