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Education institution attending

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

19% of people in Broken Hill City attended an educational institution in 2016.

The share of Broken Hill City'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
Broken Hill City - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2011 to 2016
Pre-school3091.71.82971.61.9+12
Primary school1,2377.08.21,3197.18.2-82
Primary - Government1,1286.45.71,1846.45.7-56
Primary - Catholic960.51.71050.61.7-9
Primary - Independent130.10.7300.20.8-17
Secondary school9805.56.21,0995.96.7-119
Secondary - Government9415.33.91,0605.74.5-119
Secondary - Catholic80.01.4120.11.4-4
Secondary - Independent310.20.8270.10.8+4
TAFE4162.31.95603.02.5-144
University2561.43.12331.32.9+23
Other970.50.5940.50.5+3
Not attending12,79072.270.113,08570.770.5-295
Not stated1,6339.28.21,8319.96.8-198

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, Regional NSW: 1.8% Primary school, Regional NSW: 8.2% Primary - Government, Regional NSW: 5.7% Primary - Catholic, Regional NSW: 1.7% Primary - Independent, Regional NSW: 0.7% Secondary school, Regional NSW: 6.2% Secondary - Government, Regional NSW: 3.9% Secondary - Catholic, Regional NSW: 1.4% Secondary - Independent, Regional NSW: 0.8% TAFE, Regional NSW: 1.9% University, Regional NSW: 3.1% Other, Regional NSW: 0.5% Pre-school, Broken Hill City: 1.7% Primary school, Broken Hill City: 7.0% Primary - Government, Broken Hill City: 6.4% Primary - Catholic, Broken Hill City: 0.5% Primary - Independent, Broken Hill City: 0.1% Secondary school, Broken Hill City: 5.5% Secondary - Government, Broken Hill City: 5.3% Secondary - Catholic, Broken Hill City: 0.0% Secondary - Independent, Broken Hill City: 0.2% TAFE, Broken Hill City: 2.3% University, Broken Hill City: 1.4% Other, Broken Hill City: 0.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
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Change in education institution attending, 2011 to 2016
Change in education institution attending, 2011 to 2016 Pre-school, Broken Hill City: +12 Primary school, Broken Hill City: -82 Primary - Government, Broken Hill City: -56 Primary - Catholic, Broken Hill City: -9 Primary - Independent, Broken Hill City: -17 Secondary school, Broken Hill City: -119 Secondary - Government, Broken Hill City: -119 Secondary - Catholic, Broken Hill City: -4 Secondary - Independent, Broken Hill City: +4 TAFE, Broken Hill City: -144 University, Broken Hill City: +23 Other, Broken Hill City: +3
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the share of the population attending educational institutions in Broken Hill City in 2016 compared to Regional NSW shows that there was a lower proportion attending primary school, a lower proportion attending secondary school, and a lower proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 7.0% of the population were attending primary school, 5.5% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 3.8% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 8.2%, 6.2% and 5.0% respectively for Regional NSW.

The major differences between the share of the population attending learning institutions in Broken Hill City and Regional NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of persons not attending (72.2% compared to 70.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Catholic secondary school (5.3% compared to 3.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending University (1.4% compared to 3.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending and independent secondary school (0.0% compared to 1.4%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Broken Hill City's population decreased by 800 people (+4.3%). This represents an average annual change of -0.88% per year over the period.

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

  • TAFE (-144 persons)
  • Secondary school (-119 persons)
  • Secondary - Government (-119 persons)
  • Primary school (-82 persons)

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