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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander profile - Education institution attending

29% of the City of Canning's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population attend an educational institution.

The share of City of Canning’s indigenous population attending educational institutions reflects the age structure of the population, which influences the number of children attending school. Other influences include the proportion of children finishing school, leading to tertiary education, as well as the availability of tertiary education nearby.

Indigenous populations are usually younger than the total population. For this reason, indigenous populations often have large proportions attending primary or secondary schools. For remote areas, the availability of tertiary education and in some cases secondary education may also be a factor.

This data is often combined with Age Structure to look at the proportions of each age group attending the type of education relevant for that age group. Also look at Highest Level of Schooling completed and Highest Education Attainment.

Derived from the Census question:

'What type of educational institution is the person attending?'

Total population

Education institution attending
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples - City of Canning20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%Western Australia - ATSI %Number%Western Australia - ATSI %2011 to 2016
Pre-school283.12.6283.12.60
Primary school9610.814.89610.814.80
Secondary school576.47.3576.47.30
TAFE364.01.7364.01.70
University333.71.3333.71.30
Other111.20.5111.20.50
Not attending54761.459.554761.459.50
Not stated839.312.2839.312.20

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, Western Australia - ATSI: 2.6% Primary school, Western Australia - ATSI: 14.8% Secondary school, Western Australia - ATSI: 7.3% TAFE, Western Australia - ATSI: 1.7% University, Western Australia - ATSI: 1.3% Other, Western Australia - ATSI: 0.5% Pre-school, City of Canning - ATSI: 3.1% Primary school, City of Canning - ATSI: 10.8% Secondary school, City of Canning - ATSI: 6.4% TAFE, City of Canning - ATSI: 4.0% University, City of Canning - ATSI: 3.7% Other, City of Canning - ATSI: 1.2%
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: 0 Primary school, City of Canning: 0 Secondary school, City of Canning: 0 TAFE, City of Canning: 0 University, City of Canning: 0 Other, City of Canning: 0
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 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population attending educational institutions in the City of Canning in 2016 compared to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Western Australia - ATSI shows that there was a lower proportion attending primary school, a lower proportion attending secondary school, and a higher proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 10.8% of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islande population were attending primary school, 6.4% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 7.7% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 14.8%, 7.3% and 3.0% respectively for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Western Australia - ATSI.

The major differences between the share of the population attending learning institutions of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in the City of Canning and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Western Australia - ATSI was:

  • A larger percentage of people attending university (3.7% compared to 1.3%)
  • A larger percentage of people attending TAFE (4.0% compared to 1.7%)
  • A larger percentage of people not attending (61.4% compared to 59.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people attending primary school (10.8% compared to 14.8%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, City of Canning's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population remained stable 0 people (0%). This represents an average annual change of 0.0% per year over the period.

There were no major changes in the attendance of education instituitions of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in City of Canning between 2011 and 2016.

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