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Central Coast Council area

Recent arrivals - Education institution attending

In 2011, 34.3% of recent overseas arrivals in the Central Coast Council area attended an educational institution.

The share of the Central Coast Council area's recent arrivals attending educational institutions reflects the age structure of the population, and the purpose for migration. This topic shows clearly whether or not your area's recent arrivals are primarily tertiary students (a high proportion at university), families (a high proportion at school), or other groups (low proportion attending all educational institutions)

To complete this story, the Central Coast Council area's educational attendance information needs to be viewed in conjunction with Age Structure.

Derived from the Census question:

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

People born overseas and arriving in Australia between 2006 and 9 Aug 2011

Education institution attending
Central Coast Council area - Recent arrivals2011
Type of institutionNumber%Greater Sydney
Attending1,56934.338.3
Pre-school1182.61.5
Primary school62613.77.3
Secondary school3217.05.4
TAFE2555.66.3
University1884.113.6
Other611.34.2
Not attending2,89363.358.9
Not stated1072.32.8

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.

Education institution attending, 2011
Education institution attending, 2011 Attending, Greater Sydney: 38.3% Pre-school, Greater Sydney: 1.5% Primary school, Greater Sydney: 7.3% Secondary school, Greater Sydney: 5.4% TAFE, Greater Sydney: 6.3% University, Greater Sydney: 13.6% Other, Greater Sydney: 4.2% Not attending, Greater Sydney: 58.9% Not stated, Greater Sydney: 2.8% Attending, Central Coast Council area: 34.3% Pre-school, Central Coast Council area: 2.6% Primary school, Central Coast Council area: 13.7% Secondary school, Central Coast Council area: 7.0% TAFE, Central Coast Council area: 5.6% University, Central Coast Council area: 4.1% Other, Central Coast Council area: 1.3% Not attending, Central Coast Council area: 63.3% Not stated, Central Coast Council area: 2.3%
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.

Dominant groups

Analysis of recent overseas arrivals attending educational institutions in the Central Coast Council area in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney 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, 13.7% of recent overseas arrivals were attending primary school, 7.0% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 9.7% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 7.3%, 5.4% and 19.9% respectively for Greater Sydney.

The major differences between the share of the recent overseas arriving population attending learning institutions in the Central Coast Council area and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of people attending primary school (13.7% compared to 7.3%)
  • A larger percentage of people not attending any educational institutions (63.3% compared to 58.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people attending University (4.1% compared to 13.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people attending 'other' tertiary institutions (1.3% compared to 4.2%)

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