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Sydenham District

Education institution attending


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26% of people in Sydenham District attended an educational institution in 2011.

The share of Sydenham District'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
Sydenham District - 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.idTAFE1,0462.32.49162.02.1+129
map this data in atlas.idUniversity2,0104.34.11,6723.63.3+337
map this data in atlas.idNot attending31,19367.267.830,76866.067.7+424
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, Sydenham District: 1.5% Primary school, Sydenham District: 8.4% Primary - Government, Sydenham District: 4.7% Primary - Catholic, Sydenham District: 2.4% Primary - Independent, Sydenham District: 1.3% Secondary school, Sydenham District: 8.4% Secondary - Government, Sydenham District: 4.7% Secondary - Catholic, Sydenham District: 2.1% Secondary - Independent, Sydenham District: 1.5% TAFE, Sydenham District: 2.3% University, Sydenham District: 4.3% Other, Sydenham District: 1.0%
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, Sydenham District: -108 Primary school, Sydenham District: -730 Primary - Government, Sydenham District: -529 Primary - Catholic, Sydenham District: -156 Primary - Independent, Sydenham District: -45 Secondary school, Sydenham District: -207 Secondary - Government, Sydenham District: -120 Secondary - Catholic, Sydenham District: -26 Secondary - Independent, Sydenham District: -61 TAFE, Sydenham District: +129 University, Sydenham District: +337 Other, Sydenham District: +123
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 Sydenham District in 2011 compared to City of Brimbank shows that there was a higher proportion attending primary school, a higher proportion attending secondary school, and a similar proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 8.4% of the population were attending primary school, 8.4% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 6.6% 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 Sydenham District and City of Brimbank were:

  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Government secondary school (8.4% compared to 6.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Government primary school (8.4% compared to 7.2%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Sydenham District's population decreased by 199 people (+0.4%). This represents an average annual change of -0.09% per year over the period.

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

  • Primary school (-730 persons)
  • Primary - Government (-529 persons)
  • University (+337 persons)
  • Secondary school (-207 persons)

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