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St Albans

Education institution attending

21% of people in St Albans attended an educational institution in 2011.

The share of St Albans'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
St Albans - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Primary school
Primary - Government
Primary - Catholic
Primary - Independent
Secondary school
Secondary - Government
Secondary - Catholic
Secondary - Independent
map this data in atlas.idTAFE9072.62.47902.42.1+117
map this data in atlas.idUniversity1,3823.94.11,0343.13.3+348
map this data in atlas.idNot attending23,59367.267.822,71467.867.7+879
Not stated

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, St Albans: 1.2% Primary school, St Albans: 6.2% Primary - Government, St Albans: 4.0% Primary - Catholic, St Albans: 1.8% Primary - Independent, St Albans: 0.4% Secondary school, St Albans: 5.6% Secondary - Government, St Albans: 3.9% Secondary - Catholic, St Albans: 1.3% Secondary - Independent, St Albans: 0.3% TAFE, St Albans: 2.6% University, St Albans: 3.9% Other, St Albans: 1.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011 Pre-school, St Albans: +64 Primary school, St Albans: -291 Primary - Government, St Albans: -224 Primary - Catholic, St Albans: -49 Primary - Independent, St Albans: -18 Secondary school, St Albans: -107 Secondary - Government, St Albans: -92 Secondary - Catholic, St Albans: +16 Secondary - Independent, St Albans: -31 TAFE, St Albans: +117 University, St Albans: +348 Other, St Albans: +339
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (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 St Albans 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 similar proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 6.2% of the population were attending primary school, 5.6% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 6.5% 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 St Albans and City of Brimbank were:

  • A smaller percentage of persons attending a Government primary school (6.2% compared to 7.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending a Government secondary school (5.6% compared to 6.6%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, St Albans's population increased by 1,584 people (+4.7%). This represents an average annual change of 0.93% per year over the period.

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

  • University (+348 persons)
  • Primary school (-291 persons)
  • Primary - Government (-224 persons)
  • TAFE (+117 persons)

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