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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander profile - Education institution attending

38% of the City of Casey's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population attend an educational institution.

The share of City of Casey’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 Casey20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%Victoria - ATSI %Number%Victoria - ATSI %2011 to 2016
Pre-school553.42.9473.42.6+8
Primary school26716.514.519714.013.8+70
Secondary school18511.410.115911.39.4+26
TAFE483.02.5412.93.1+7
University352.23.5282.02.6+7
Other161.01.2161.10.90
Not attending93858.059.179856.958.5+140
Not stated724.56.21178.39.1-45

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, Victoria - ATSI: 2.9% Primary school, Victoria - ATSI: 14.5% Secondary school, Victoria - ATSI: 10.1% TAFE, Victoria - ATSI: 2.5% University, Victoria - ATSI: 3.5% Other, Victoria - ATSI: 1.2% Pre-school, City of Casey - ATSI: 3.4% Primary school, City of Casey - ATSI: 16.5% Secondary school, City of Casey - ATSI: 11.4% TAFE, City of Casey - ATSI: 3.0% University, City of Casey - ATSI: 2.2% Other, City of Casey - ATSI: 1.0%
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, Endeavour Hills: +8 Primary school, Endeavour Hills: +70 Secondary school, Endeavour Hills: +26 TAFE, Endeavour Hills: +7 University, Endeavour Hills: +7 Other, Endeavour Hills: 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 Casey in 2016 compared to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Victoria - ATSI 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, 16.5% of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islande population were attending primary school, 11.4% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 5.1% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 14.5%, 10.1% and 6.0% respectively for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Victoria - ATSI.

The major differences between the share of the population attending learning institutions of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Endeavour Hills and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Victoria - ATSI was:

  • A larger percentage of people attending primary school (16.5% compared to 14.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people attending secondary school (11.4% compared to 10.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people attending university (2.2% compared to 3.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people not attending (58.0% compared to 59.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, City of Casey's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population increased by 213 people (+15.2%). This represents an average annual change of 2.87% per year over the period.

The largest change in the number of people attending education institutions in Endeavour Hills, between 2011 and 2016 was in those who nominated:

  • Primary school (+70 people)

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