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Education institution attending

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29% of people in the City of Canning attended an educational institution in 2016.

The share of the City of Canning'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
City of Canning - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2011 to 2016
Pre-school
9441.01.29861.21.4-42
Primary school
7,2098.08.46,5737.78.2+636
Primary - Government
5,3786.05.74,8255.65.5+553
Primary - Catholic
1,0771.21.51,0431.21.5+34
Primary - Independent
7540.81.27050.81.2+49
Secondary school
6,2616.96.55,1316.05.7+1,130
Secondary - Government
4,5745.13.43,3804.02.8+1,194
Secondary - Catholic
8971.01.59481.11.5-51
Secondary - Independent
7900.91.68030.91.5-13
map this data in atlas.idTAFE2,3892.62.02,4732.92.2-84
map this data in atlas.idUniversity8,0899.05.17,5438.84.9+546
Other
9151.00.86930.80.7+222
map this data in atlas.idNot attending59,59566.168.956,89966.569.5+2,696
Not stated
4,7785.37.15,2176.17.4-439

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 Perth: 1.2% Primary school, Greater Perth: 8.4% Primary - Government, Greater Perth: 5.7% Primary - Catholic, Greater Perth: 1.5% Primary - Independent, Greater Perth: 1.2% Secondary school, Greater Perth: 6.5% Secondary - Government, Greater Perth: 3.4% Secondary - Catholic, Greater Perth: 1.5% Secondary - Independent, Greater Perth: 1.6% TAFE, Greater Perth: 2.0% University, Greater Perth: 5.1% Other, Greater Perth: 0.8% Pre-school, City of Canning: 1.0% Primary school, City of Canning: 8.0% Primary - Government, City of Canning: 6.0% Primary - Catholic, City of Canning: 1.2% Primary - Independent, City of Canning: 0.8% Secondary school, City of Canning: 6.9% Secondary - Government, City of Canning: 5.1% Secondary - Catholic, City of Canning: 1.0% Secondary - Independent, City of Canning: 0.9% TAFE, City of Canning: 2.6% University, City of Canning: 9.0% Other, City of Canning: 1.0%
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, City of Canning: -42 Primary school, City of Canning: +636 Primary - Government, City of Canning: +553 Primary - Catholic, City of Canning: +34 Primary - Independent, City of Canning: +49 Secondary school, City of Canning: +1,130 Secondary - Government, City of Canning: +1,194 Secondary - Catholic, City of Canning: -51 Secondary - Independent, City of Canning: -13 TAFE, City of Canning: -84 University, City of Canning: +546 Other, City of Canning: +222
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 the City of Canning in 2016 compared to Greater Perth shows that there was a similar proportion attending primary school, a similar proportion attending secondary school, and a higher proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 8.0% of the population were attending primary school, 6.9% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 11.6% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 8.4%, 6.5% and 7.1% respectively for Greater Perth.

The major differences between the share of the population attending learning institutions in the City of Canning and Greater Perth were:

  • A larger percentage of persons attending University (9.0% compared to 5.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Catholic secondary school (5.1% compared to 3.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons not attending (66.1% compared to 68.9%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, City of Canning's population increased by 4,665 people (+5.5%). This represents an average annual change of 1.07% per year over the period.

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

  • Secondary - Government (+1,194 persons)
  • Secondary school (+1,130 persons)
  • Primary school (+636 persons)
  • Primary - Government (+553 persons)

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