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Central Coast Council area

Education institution attending

23% of people in the Central Coast Council area attended an educational institution in 2011.

The share of the Central Coast Council area'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
Central Coast Council area - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Pre-school
6,5432.11.85,9702.01.7+573
Primary school
25,5498.27.826,2628.88.0-713
Primary - Government
18,9126.15.220,1266.85.4-1,214
Primary - Catholic
4,0081.31.73,7321.31.7+276
Primary - Independent
2,6290.81.02,4040.81.0+225
Secondary school
21,3566.86.420,4176.96.5+939
Secondary - Government
15,2464.93.614,8935.03.7+353
Secondary - Catholic
3,4401.11.73,0271.01.7+413
Secondary - Independent
2,6700.91.22,4970.81.2+173
map this data in atlas.idTAFE6,9322.22.46,5032.22.5+429
map this data in atlas.idUniversity9,0092.95.26,1742.14.4+2,835
Other
1,8080.60.91,6130.50.8+195
map this data in atlas.idNot attending219,73570.468.3205,89769.167.0+13,838
Not stated
21,2566.87.125,0448.49.2-3,788

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Education institution attending, 2011
Education institution attending, 2011 Pre-school, Greater Sydney: 1.8% Primary school, Greater Sydney: 7.8% Primary - Government, Greater Sydney: 5.2% Primary - Catholic, Greater Sydney: 1.7% Primary - Independent, Greater Sydney: 1.0% Secondary school, Greater Sydney: 6.4% Secondary - Government, Greater Sydney: 3.6% Secondary - Catholic, Greater Sydney: 1.7% Secondary - Independent, Greater Sydney: 1.2% TAFE, Greater Sydney: 2.4% University, Greater Sydney: 5.2% Other, Greater Sydney: 0.9% Pre-school, Central Coast Council area: 2.1% Primary school, Central Coast Council area: 8.2% Primary - Government, Central Coast Council area: 6.1% Primary - Catholic, Central Coast Council area: 1.3% Primary - Independent, Central Coast Council area: 0.8% Secondary school, Central Coast Council area: 6.8% Secondary - Government, Central Coast Council area: 4.9% Secondary - Catholic, Central Coast Council area: 1.1% Secondary - Independent, Central Coast Council area: 0.9% TAFE, Central Coast Council area: 2.2% University, Central Coast Council area: 2.9% Other, Central Coast Council area: 0.6%
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, 2006 to 2011
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011 Pre-school, Central Coast Council area: +573 Primary school, Central Coast Council area: -713 Primary - Government, Central Coast Council area: -1,214 Primary - Catholic, Central Coast Council area: +276 Primary - Independent, Central Coast Council area: +225 Secondary school, Central Coast Council area: +939 Secondary - Government, Central Coast Council area: +353 Secondary - Catholic, Central Coast Council area: +413 Secondary - Independent, Central Coast Council area: +173 TAFE, Central Coast Council area: +429 University, Central Coast Council area: +2,835 Other, Central Coast Council area: +195
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the share of the population attending educational institutions in the Central Coast Council area in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a similar proportion attending primary school, a similar proportion attending secondary school, and a lower proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 8.2% of the population were attending primary school, 6.8% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 5.1% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 7.8%, 6.4% and 7.6% respectively for Greater Sydney.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons not attending (70.4% compared to 68.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Catholic secondary school (4.9% compared to 3.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending University (2.9% compared to 5.2%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Central Coast Council area's population increased by 14,308 people (+4.8%). This represents an average annual change of 0.94% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the number of persons attending education institutions in the Central Coast Council area, between 2006 and 2011 were in those who nominated:

  • University (+2,835 persons)
  • Primary - Government (-1,214 persons)
  • Secondary school (+939 persons)
  • Primary school (-713 persons)

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