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Education institution attending

26% of people in the City of Casey attended an educational institution in 2011.

The share of the City of Casey'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 Casey - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Pre-school
4,7481.91.73,8111.81.6+937
Primary school
23,8569.57.622,42110.47.9+1,435
Primary - Government
16,6016.64.916,1547.55.2+447
Primary - Catholic
4,3101.71.74,0101.91.8+300
Primary - Independent
2,9451.20.92,2571.10.9+688
Secondary school
19,9587.96.316,7027.86.5+3,256
Secondary - Government
12,3744.93.410,5704.93.6+1,804
Secondary - Catholic
3,9981.61.53,4871.61.5+511
Secondary - Independent
3,5861.41.42,6451.21.4+941
map this data in atlas.idTAFE6,6422.62.24,8802.32.1+1,762
map this data in atlas.idUniversity7,4883.05.34,8752.34.7+2,613
Other
2,4391.01.01,5260.70.8+913
map this data in atlas.idNot attending171,93868.169.2144,64967.368.2+27,289
Not stated
15,3136.16.616,0967.58.2-783

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 Melbourne: 1.7% Primary school, Greater Melbourne: 7.6% Primary - Government, Greater Melbourne: 4.9% Primary - Catholic, Greater Melbourne: 1.7% Primary - Independent, Greater Melbourne: 0.9% Secondary school, Greater Melbourne: 6.3% Secondary - Government, Greater Melbourne: 3.4% Secondary - Catholic, Greater Melbourne: 1.5% Secondary - Independent, Greater Melbourne: 1.4% TAFE, Greater Melbourne: 2.2% University, Greater Melbourne: 5.3% Other, Greater Melbourne: 1.0% Pre-school, City of Casey: 1.9% Primary school, City of Casey: 9.5% Primary - Government, City of Casey: 6.6% Primary - Catholic, City of Casey: 1.7% Primary - Independent, City of Casey: 1.2% Secondary school, City of Casey: 7.9% Secondary - Government, City of Casey: 4.9% Secondary - Catholic, City of Casey: 1.6% Secondary - Independent, City of Casey: 1.4% TAFE, City of Casey: 2.6% University, City of Casey: 3.0% Other, City of Casey: 1.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011 Pre-school, City of Casey: +937 Primary school, City of Casey: +1,435 Primary - Government, City of Casey: +447 Primary - Catholic, City of Casey: +300 Primary - Independent, City of Casey: +688 Secondary school, City of Casey: +3,256 Secondary - Government, City of Casey: +1,804 Secondary - Catholic, City of Casey: +511 Secondary - Independent, City of Casey: +941 TAFE, City of Casey: +1,762 University, City of Casey: +2,613 Other, City of Casey: +913
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 the City of Casey in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne 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, 9.5% of the population were attending primary school, 7.9% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 5.6% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 7.6%, 6.3% and 7.6% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Government primary school (9.5% compared to 7.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Catholic primary school (6.6% compared to 4.9%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Government secondary school (7.9% compared to 6.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending University (3.0% compared to 5.3%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, City of Casey's population increased by 37,422 people (+17.4%). This represents an average annual change of 3.26% per year over the period.

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

  • Secondary school (+3,256 persons)
  • University (+2,613 persons)
  • Secondary - Government (+1,804 persons)
  • TAFE (+1,762 persons)

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