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Education institution attending

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26% of people in City of Canterbury Bankstown attended an educational institution in 2016.

The share of City of Canterbury Bankstown'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 Canterbury Bankstown - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
Pre-school
5,6801.61.75,2671.61.8+413
Primary school
29,8708.68.125,8418.17.8+4,029
Primary - Government
18,3185.35.515,6294.95.2+2,689
Primary - Catholic
6,9272.01.66,5932.11.7+334
Primary - Independent
4,6251.31.03,6191.11.0+1,006
Secondary school
23,4736.86.321,3746.76.4+2,099
Secondary - Government
13,9944.03.412,8224.03.6+1,172
Secondary - Catholic
6,0951.81.75,9081.81.7+187
Secondary - Independent
3,3841.01.22,6440.81.2+740
map this data in atlas.idTAFE7,1532.11.98,4282.62.4-1,275
map this data in atlas.idUniversity19,5955.76.113,8294.35.2+5,766
Other
4,0371.21.02,9630.90.9+1,074
map this data in atlas.idNot attending232,80967.268.3215,05267.268.3+17,757
Not stated
23,6816.86.527,0538.57.1-3,372

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, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 1.6% Primary school, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 8.6% Primary - Government, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 5.3% Primary - Catholic, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 2.0% Primary - Independent, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 1.3% Secondary school, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 6.8% Secondary - Government, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 4.0% Secondary - Catholic, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 1.8% Secondary - Independent, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 1.0% TAFE, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 2.1% University, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 5.7% Other, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 1.2%
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, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +413 Primary school, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +4,029 Primary - Government, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +2,689 Primary - Catholic, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +334 Primary - Independent, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +1,006 Secondary school, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +2,099 Secondary - Government, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +1,172 Secondary - Catholic, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +187 Secondary - Independent, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +740 TAFE, City of Canterbury Bankstown: -1,275 University, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +5,766 Other, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +1,074
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 City of Canterbury Bankstown in 2016 compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a higher proportion attending primary school, a similar proportion attending secondary school, and a similar proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 8.6% of the population were attending primary school, 6.8% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 7.7% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 8.1%, 6.3% and 8.0% respectively for Greater Sydney.

The major difference between the share of the population attending learning institutions in City of Canterbury Bankstown and Greater Sydney was:

  • A smaller percentage of persons not attending (67.2% compared to 68.3%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, City of Canterbury Bankstown's population increased by 26,491 people (+8.3%). This represents an average annual change of 1.6% per year over the period.

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

  • University (+5,766 persons)
  • Primary school (+4,029 persons)
  • Primary - Government (+2,689 persons)
  • Secondary school (+2,099 persons)

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