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Cranbourne West

Education institution attending


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24% of people in Cranbourne West attended an educational institution in 2016.

The share of Cranbourne West'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 West - 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.idTAFE3512.32.12202.52.6+131
map this data in atlas.idUniversity4302.93.81531.73.0+277
map this data in atlas.idNot attending10,52570.168.16,01868.868.1+4,507
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 West: 2.1% Primary school, Cranbourne West: 9.8% Primary - Government, Cranbourne West: 7.5% Primary - Catholic, Cranbourne West: 1.7% Primary - Independent, Cranbourne West: 0.6% Secondary school, Cranbourne West: 5.9% Secondary - Government, Cranbourne West: 4.1% Secondary - Catholic, Cranbourne West: 1.3% Secondary - Independent, Cranbourne West: 0.5% TAFE, Cranbourne West: 2.3% University, Cranbourne West: 2.9% Other, Cranbourne West: 1.3%
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 West: +133 Primary school, Cranbourne West: +550 Primary - Government, Cranbourne West: +391 Primary - Catholic, Cranbourne West: +126 Primary - Independent, Cranbourne West: +33 Secondary school, Cranbourne West: +261 Secondary - Government, Cranbourne West: +139 Secondary - Catholic, Cranbourne West: +81 Secondary - Independent, Cranbourne West: +41 TAFE, Cranbourne West: +131 University, Cranbourne West: +277 Other, Cranbourne West: +98
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 West in 2016 compared to the City of Casey shows that there was a similar proportion attending primary school, a lower proportion attending secondary school, and a lower proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 9.8% of the population were attending primary school, 5.9% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 5.2% 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 West and the City of Casey were:

  • A larger percentage of persons not attending (70.1% compared to 68.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending a Government secondary school (5.9% compared to 7.4%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Cranbourne West's population increased by 6,269 people (+71.6%). This represents an average annual change of 11.41% per year over the period.

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

  • Primary school (+550 persons)
  • Primary - Government (+391 persons)
  • University (+277 persons)
  • Secondary school (+261 persons)

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