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Grasslands Ward

Education institution attending


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24% of people in Grasslands Ward attended an educational institution in 2016.

The share of Grasslands Ward'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
Grasslands Ward - 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.idTAFE1,1232.01.91,1852.32.4-62
map this data in atlas.idUniversity2,8255.05.31,9273.74.1+898
map this data in atlas.idNot attending38,09967.868.535,41567.867.8+2,684
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, Grasslands Ward: 1.3% Primary school, Grasslands Ward: 7.5% Primary - Government, Grasslands Ward: 5.3% Primary - Catholic, Grasslands Ward: 1.8% Primary - Independent, Grasslands Ward: 0.4% Secondary school, Grasslands Ward: 6.4% Secondary - Government, Grasslands Ward: 4.5% Secondary - Catholic, Grasslands Ward: 1.4% Secondary - Independent, Grasslands Ward: 0.4% TAFE, Grasslands Ward: 2.0% University, Grasslands Ward: 5.0% Other, Grasslands Ward: 1.7%
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, Grasslands Ward: +49 Primary school, Grasslands Ward: +489 Primary - Government, Grasslands Ward: +475 Primary - Catholic, Grasslands Ward: +40 Primary - Independent, Grasslands Ward: -26 Secondary school, Grasslands Ward: +377 Secondary - Government, Grasslands Ward: +271 Secondary - Catholic, Grasslands Ward: +118 Secondary - Independent, Grasslands Ward: -12 TAFE, Grasslands Ward: -62 University, Grasslands Ward: +898 Other, Grasslands Ward: +195
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 Grasslands Ward in 2016 compared to City of Brimbank shows that there was a similar proportion attending primary school, a similar proportion attending secondary school, and a similar proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 7.5% of the population were attending primary school, 6.4% 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.

There were no major differences between Grasslands Ward and City of Brimbank in 2016.

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Grasslands Ward's population increased by 4,005 people (+7.7%). This represents an average annual change of 1.49% per year over the period.

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

  • University (+898 persons)
  • Primary school (+489 persons)
  • Primary - Government (+475 persons)
  • Secondary school (+377 persons)

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