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Education institution attending

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26% of people in Camden Council area attended an educational institution in 2016.

The share of Camden Council area'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
Camden Council area - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
Pre-school
1,8372.31.71,4242.51.8+413
Primary school
8,21810.58.15,96410.57.8+2,254
Primary - Government
5,3476.85.53,9747.05.2+1,373
Primary - Catholic
1,8532.41.61,2052.11.7+648
Primary - Independent
1,0181.31.07851.41.0+233
Secondary school
5,8467.56.34,5498.06.4+1,297
Secondary - Government
3,0423.93.42,6984.83.6+344
Secondary - Catholic
1,9822.51.71,1902.11.7+792
Secondary - Independent
8221.11.26611.21.2+161
map this data in atlas.idTAFE1,4571.91.91,2332.22.4+224
map this data in atlas.idUniversity2,7823.66.11,7843.15.2+998
Other
4310.61.03190.60.9+112
map this data in atlas.idNot attending53,69968.668.338,57868.068.3+15,121
Not stated
3,9525.16.52,8695.17.1+1,083

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, Greater Sydney: 1.7% Primary school, Greater Sydney: 8.1% Primary - Government, Greater Sydney: 5.5% Primary - Catholic, Greater Sydney: 1.6% Primary - Independent, Greater Sydney: 1.0% Secondary school, Greater Sydney: 6.3% Secondary - Government, Greater Sydney: 3.4% Secondary - Catholic, Greater Sydney: 1.7% Secondary - Independent, Greater Sydney: 1.2% TAFE, Greater Sydney: 1.9% University, Greater Sydney: 6.1% Other, Greater Sydney: 1.0% Pre-school, Camden Council area: 2.3% Primary school, Camden Council area: 10.5% Primary - Government, Camden Council area: 6.8% Primary - Catholic, Camden Council area: 2.4% Primary - Independent, Camden Council area: 1.3% Secondary school, Camden Council area: 7.5% Secondary - Government, Camden Council area: 3.9% Secondary - Catholic, Camden Council area: 2.5% Secondary - Independent, Camden Council area: 1.1% TAFE, Camden Council area: 1.9% University, Camden Council area: 3.6% Other, Camden Council area: 0.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in education institution attending, 2011 to 2016
Change in education institution attending, 2011 to 2016 Pre-school, Camden Council area: +413 Primary school, Camden Council area: +2,254 Primary - Government, Camden Council area: +1,373 Primary - Catholic, Camden Council area: +648 Primary - Independent, Camden Council area: +233 Secondary school, Camden Council area: +1,297 Secondary - Government, Camden Council area: +344 Secondary - Catholic, Camden Council area: +792 Secondary - Independent, Camden Council area: +161 TAFE, Camden Council area: +224 University, Camden Council area: +998 Other, Camden Council area: +112
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 Camden Council area in 2016 compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a higher proportion attending primary school, a higher proportion attending secondary school, and a lower proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 10.5% of the population were attending primary school, 7.5% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 5.4% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 8.1%, 6.3% and 8.0% respectively for Greater Sydney.

The major differences between the share of the population attending learning institutions in Camden Council area and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Government primary school (10.5% compared to 8.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Catholic primary school (6.8% compared to 5.5%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Government secondary school (7.5% compared to 6.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending University (3.6% compared to 6.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Camden Council area's population increased by 21,502 people (+37.9%). This represents an average annual change of 6.64% per year over the period.

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

  • Primary school (+2,254 persons)
  • Primary - Government (+1,373 persons)
  • Secondary school (+1,297 persons)
  • University (+998 persons)

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