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Cranbourne East

Education institution attending


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26% of people in Cranbourne East attended an educational institution in 2016.

The share of Cranbourne East'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
Cranbourne East - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2011 to 2016
Primary school
Primary - Government
Primary - Catholic
Primary - Independent
Secondary school
Secondary - Government
Secondary - Catholic
Secondary - Independent
map this data in atlas.idTAFE4422.02.11922.42.6+250
map this data in atlas.idUniversity6733.03.81662.13.0+506
map this data in atlas.idNot attending15,53268.968.15,62670.868.1+9,906
Not stated

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, City of Casey: 1.7% Primary school, City of Casey: 9.7% Primary - Government, City of Casey: 6.8% Primary - Catholic, City of Casey: 1.7% Primary - Independent, City of Casey: 1.2% Secondary school, City of Casey: 7.4% Secondary - Government, City of Casey: 4.5% Secondary - Catholic, City of Casey: 1.5% Secondary - Independent, City of Casey: 1.4% TAFE, City of Casey: 2.1% University, City of Casey: 3.8% Other, City of Casey: 1.1% Pre-school, Cranbourne East: 2.1% Primary school, Cranbourne East: 11.0% Primary - Government, Cranbourne East: 7.9% Primary - Catholic, Cranbourne East: 1.9% Primary - Independent, Cranbourne East: 1.3% Secondary school, Cranbourne East: 6.6% Secondary - Government, Cranbourne East: 4.5% Secondary - Catholic, Cranbourne East: 1.3% Secondary - Independent, Cranbourne East: 0.8% TAFE, Cranbourne East: 2.0% University, Cranbourne East: 3.0% Other, Cranbourne East: 1.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.
Change in education institution attending, 2011 to 2016
Change in education institution attending, 2011 to 2016 Pre-school, Cranbourne East: +276 Primary school, Cranbourne East: +1,734 Primary - Government, Cranbourne East: +1,197 Primary - Catholic, Cranbourne East: +339 Primary - Independent, Cranbourne East: +198 Secondary school, Cranbourne East: +1,058 Secondary - Government, Cranbourne East: +725 Secondary - Catholic, Cranbourne East: +224 Secondary - Independent, Cranbourne East: +109 TAFE, Cranbourne East: +250 University, Cranbourne East: +506 Other, Cranbourne East: +189
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the share of the population attending educational institutions in Cranbourne East in 2016 compared to the City of Casey shows that there was a higher proportion attending primary school, a lower proportion attending secondary school, and a lower proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 11.0% of the population were attending primary school, 6.6% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 4.9% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 9.7%, 7.4% and 6.0% respectively for the City of Casey.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Government primary school (11.0% compared to 9.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Catholic primary school (7.9% compared to 6.8%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Cranbourne East's population increased by 14,605 people (+183.9%). This represents an average annual change of 23.2% per year over the period.

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

  • Primary school (+1,734 persons)
  • Primary - Government (+1,197 persons)
  • Secondary school (+1,058 persons)
  • Secondary - Government (+725 persons)

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