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Sydenham District

Education institution attending


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24% of people in Sydenham District attended an educational institution in 2016.

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)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.idTAFE7471.61.91,0462.32.4-299
map this data in atlas.idUniversity2,4405.35.32,0104.34.1+430
map this data in atlas.idNot attending31,88469.968.531,19367.267.8+691
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, Sydenham District: 1.1% Primary school, Sydenham District: 7.5% Primary - Government, Sydenham District: 4.7% Primary - Catholic, Sydenham District: 1.9% Primary - Independent, Sydenham District: 0.9% Secondary school, Sydenham District: 7.5% Secondary - Government, Sydenham District: 4.5% Secondary - Catholic, Sydenham District: 2.0% Secondary - Independent, Sydenham District: 1.0% TAFE, Sydenham District: 1.6% University, Sydenham District: 5.3% Other, Sydenham District: 1.1%
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, Sydenham District: -198 Primary school, Sydenham District: -490 Primary - Government, Sydenham District: -37 Primary - Catholic, Sydenham District: -264 Primary - Independent, Sydenham District: -189 Secondary school, Sydenham District: -480 Secondary - Government, Sydenham District: -162 Secondary - Catholic, Sydenham District: -78 Secondary - Independent, Sydenham District: -240 TAFE, Sydenham District: -299 University, Sydenham District: +430 Other, Sydenham District: +63
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 Sydenham District in 2016 compared to City of Brimbank shows that there was a similar proportion attending primary school, a higher proportion attending secondary school, and a similar proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 7.5% of the population were attending primary school, 7.5% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 7.0% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 7.4%, 6.4% and 7.2% 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 not attending (69.9% compared to 68.5%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Government secondary school (7.5% compared to 6.4%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Sydenham District's population decreased by 775 people (+1.7%). This represents an average annual change of -0.34% per year over the period.

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

  • Primary school (-490 persons)
  • Secondary school (-480 persons)
  • University (+430 persons)
  • TAFE (-299 persons)

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