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Central Coast Council area

Life-stages - Education institution attending

In 2011, 27.2% of the Central Coast Council area's population aged 0 to 4 years attended an educational institution.

The share of particular age groups attending education is a particularly important socio-economic characteristic, when applied to age groups under 25.

Typically, the ages at which people are likely to attend particular education is as follows:

  • 0 to 5 - pre-school
  • 5 to 11 - primary school
  • 12 to 17 - secondary school
  • 18 to 24 - TAFE and university
  • 25 or older - mature age students

Significantly lower rates of school attendance among those age groups to which it usually applies can indicate a high school dropout rate, while high rates can indicate the presence of major schools in the area. For tertiary education, this is particularly affected by proximity to universities, and some areas may have close to 100% of their 18-24 year olds in university education, indicating an area catering for students in particular. A low rate may mean a loss of young people who move elsewhere for education.

Derived from the Census question:

'What type of educational institution is the person attending?'

Children aged 0 to 4 years

Education institution attending
Central Coast Council area - 0 to 4 years20112011Change
Type of institutionNumber%New South WalesNumber%New South Wales2011 to 2011
Attending5,38627.223.44,90826.523.1+478
Pre-school5,26626.622.64,83926.222.5+427
Primary school1100.60.7620.30.5+48
Secondary school00.00.000.00.00
TAFE00.00.000.00.00
University00.00.000.00.00
Other100.10.170.00.1+3
Not attending13,87770.273.813,04670.573.8+831
Not stated5122.62.85452.93.1-33

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Education institution attending, 2011
Education institution attending, 2011 Attending, New South Wales: 23.4% Pre-school, New South Wales: 22.6% Primary school, New South Wales: 0.7% Secondary school, New South Wales: 0.0% TAFE, New South Wales: 0.0% University, New South Wales: 0.0% Other, New South Wales: 0.1% Not attending, New South Wales: 73.8% Not stated, New South Wales: 2.8% Attending, Central Coast Council area: 27.2% Pre-school, Central Coast Council area: 26.6% Primary school, Central Coast Council area: 0.6% Secondary school, Central Coast Council area: 0.0% TAFE, Central Coast Council area: 0.0% University, Central Coast Council area: 0.0% Other, Central Coast Council area: 0.1% Not attending, Central Coast Council area: 70.2% Not stated, Central Coast Council area: 2.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in education institution attending, 2011 to 2011
Change in education institution attending, 2011 to 2011 Attending, Central Coast Council area: +478 Pre-school, Central Coast Council area: +427 Primary school, Central Coast Council area: +48 Secondary school, Central Coast Council area: 0 TAFE, Central Coast Council area: 0 University, Central Coast Council area: 0 Other, Central Coast Council area: +3 Not attending, Central Coast Council area: +831 Not stated, Central Coast Council area: -33
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the population aged 0 to 4 years attending educational institutions in the Central Coast Council area in 2011 compared to New South Wales shows that there was a higher proportion attending pre-school school, a similar proportion attending primary school, and a lower proportion not engaged in any education.

Overall, 26.6% of the population aged 0 to 4 years were attending pre-school, 0.6% were attending primary institutions, and 70.2% were not engaged in any education, compared with 22.6%, 0.7% and 73.8% respectively for New South Wales.

The major differences between the share of people aged 0 to 4 years attending learning institutions in the Central Coast Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of people attending pre-school (26.6% compared to 22.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people not attending any educational institutions (70.2% compared to 73.8%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2011, Central Coast Council area's population aged 0 to 4 years increased by 1,276 people (+6.9%). This represents an average annual change of 1.34% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the number of people aged 0 to 4 years attending education institutions in the Central Coast Council area, between 2011 and 2011 were:

  • Not attending (+831 persons)
  • Pre-school (+427 persons)

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