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Camden Council area

Education institution attending

27% of people in Camden Council area attended an educational institution in 2011.

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)20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Pre-school
1,4242.51.81,2852.61.7+139
Primary school
5,96410.57.85,42810.98.0+536
Primary - Government
3,9747.05.23,6557.45.4+319
Primary - Catholic
1,2052.11.71,0662.11.7+139
Primary - Independent
7851.41.07071.41.0+78
Secondary school
4,5498.06.43,9588.06.5+591
Secondary - Government
2,6984.83.62,3094.73.7+389
Secondary - Catholic
1,1902.11.79932.01.7+197
Secondary - Independent
6611.21.26561.31.2+5
map this data in atlas.idTAFE1,2332.22.41,0902.22.5+143
map this data in atlas.idUniversity1,7843.15.21,1402.34.4+644
Other
3190.60.92730.50.8+46
map this data in atlas.idNot attending38,57868.068.333,49567.567.0+5,083
Not stated
2,8695.17.12,9756.09.2-106

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, Greater Sydney: 1.8% Primary school, Greater Sydney: 7.8% Primary - Government, Greater Sydney: 5.2% Primary - Catholic, Greater Sydney: 1.7% Primary - Independent, Greater Sydney: 1.0% Secondary school, Greater Sydney: 6.4% Secondary - Government, Greater Sydney: 3.6% Secondary - Catholic, Greater Sydney: 1.7% Secondary - Independent, Greater Sydney: 1.2% TAFE, Greater Sydney: 2.4% University, Greater Sydney: 5.2% Other, Greater Sydney: 0.9% Pre-school, Camden Council area: 2.5% Primary school, Camden Council area: 10.5% Primary - Government, Camden Council area: 7.0% Primary - Catholic, Camden Council area: 2.1% Primary - Independent, Camden Council area: 1.4% Secondary school, Camden Council area: 8.0% Secondary - Government, Camden Council area: 4.8% Secondary - Catholic, Camden Council area: 2.1% Secondary - Independent, Camden Council area: 1.2% TAFE, Camden Council area: 2.2% University, Camden Council area: 3.1% Other, Camden Council area: 0.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011 Pre-school, Camden Council area: +139 Primary school, Camden Council area: +536 Primary - Government, Camden Council area: +319 Primary - Catholic, Camden Council area: +139 Primary - Independent, Camden Council area: +78 Secondary school, Camden Council area: +591 Secondary - Government, Camden Council area: +389 Secondary - Catholic, Camden Council area: +197 Secondary - Independent, Camden Council area: +5 TAFE, Camden Council area: +143 University, Camden Council area: +644 Other, Camden Council area: +46
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (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 2011 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, 8.0% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 5.3% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 7.8%, 6.4% and 7.6% 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 7.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Catholic primary school (7.0% compared to 5.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Government secondary school (8.0% compared to 6.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending University (3.1% compared to 5.2%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Camden Council area's population increased by 7,076 people (+14.3%). This represents an average annual change of 2.7% per year over the period.

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

  • University (+644 persons)
  • Secondary school (+591 persons)
  • Primary school (+536 persons)
  • Secondary - Government (+389 persons)

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