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Sunshine West

Education institution attending


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

The share of Sunshine West'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 West - 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.idTAFE3301.81.93972.42.4-67
map this data in atlas.idUniversity9595.25.36553.94.1+304
map this data in atlas.idNot attending12,92369.768.511,46068.567.8+1,463
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, Sunshine West: 1.0% Primary school, Sunshine West: 6.8% Primary - Government, Sunshine West: 3.8% Primary - Catholic, Sunshine West: 2.7% Primary - Independent, Sunshine West: 0.2% Secondary school, Sunshine West: 6.2% Secondary - Government, Sunshine West: 3.4% Secondary - Catholic, Sunshine West: 2.5% Secondary - Independent, Sunshine West: 0.3% TAFE, Sunshine West: 1.8% University, Sunshine West: 5.2% Other, Sunshine West: 1.8%
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, Sunshine West: +48 Primary school, Sunshine West: +88 Primary - Government, Sunshine West: +110 Primary - Catholic, Sunshine West: -3 Primary - Independent, Sunshine West: -19 Secondary school, Sunshine West: +83 Secondary - Government, Sunshine West: +65 Secondary - Catholic, Sunshine West: +49 Secondary - Independent, Sunshine West: -31 TAFE, Sunshine West: -67 University, Sunshine West: +304 Other, Sunshine West: +84
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 Sunshine West in 2016 compared to City of Brimbank shows that there was a lower proportion attending primary school, a similar proportion attending secondary school, and a similar proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 6.8% of the population were attending primary school, 6.2% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 6.9% 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 Sunshine West and City of Brimbank was:

  • A larger percentage of persons not attending (69.7% compared to 68.5%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Sunshine West's population increased by 1,810 people (+10.8%). This represents an average annual change of 2.07% per year over the period.

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

  • University (+304 persons)
  • Primary - Government (+110 persons)
  • Primary school (+88 persons)
  • Secondary school (+83 persons)

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