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Central Coast Council area

Education institution attending

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22% of people in the Central Coast Council area attended an educational institution in 2016.

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)20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
Pre-school
6,4892.01.76,5432.11.8-54
Primary school
27,2028.38.125,5498.27.8+1,653
Primary - Government
19,8626.15.518,9126.15.2+950
Primary - Catholic
4,3901.31.64,0081.31.7+382
Primary - Independent
2,9500.91.02,6290.81.0+321
Secondary school
20,6646.36.321,3566.86.4-692
Secondary - Government
13,9434.33.415,2464.93.6-1,303
Secondary - Catholic
3,7421.11.73,4401.11.7+302
Secondary - Independent
2,9790.91.22,6700.91.2+309
map this data in atlas.idTAFE6,2661.91.96,9322.22.4-666
map this data in atlas.idUniversity10,2683.16.19,0092.95.2+1,259
Other
1,9490.61.01,8080.60.9+141
map this data in atlas.idNot attending233,37571.268.3219,73570.468.3+13,640
Not stated
21,5246.66.521,2566.87.1+268

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, Greater Sydney: 1.7% Primary school, Greater Sydney: 8.1% Primary - Government, Greater Sydney: 5.5% Primary - Catholic, Greater Sydney: 1.6% Primary - Independent, Greater Sydney: 1.0% Secondary school, Greater Sydney: 6.3% Secondary - Government, Greater Sydney: 3.4% Secondary - Catholic, Greater Sydney: 1.7% Secondary - Independent, Greater Sydney: 1.2% TAFE, Greater Sydney: 1.9% University, Greater Sydney: 6.1% Other, Greater Sydney: 1.0% Pre-school, Central Coast Council area: 2.0% Primary school, Central Coast Council area: 8.3% Primary - Government, Central Coast Council area: 6.1% Primary - Catholic, Central Coast Council area: 1.3% Primary - Independent, Central Coast Council area: 0.9% Secondary school, Central Coast Council area: 6.3% Secondary - Government, Central Coast Council area: 4.3% Secondary - Catholic, Central Coast Council area: 1.1% Secondary - Independent, Central Coast Council area: 0.9% TAFE, Central Coast Council area: 1.9% University, Central Coast Council area: 3.1% Other, Central Coast Council area: 0.6%
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, Central Coast Council area: -54 Primary school, Central Coast Council area: +1,653 Primary - Government, Central Coast Council area: +950 Primary - Catholic, Central Coast Council area: +382 Primary - Independent, Central Coast Council area: +321 Secondary school, Central Coast Council area: -692 Secondary - Government, Central Coast Council area: -1,303 Secondary - Catholic, Central Coast Council area: +302 Secondary - Independent, Central Coast Council area: +309 TAFE, Central Coast Council area: -666 University, Central Coast Council area: +1,259 Other, Central Coast Council area: +141
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 population attending educational institutions in the Central Coast Council area in 2016 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, 8.3% of the population were attending primary school, 6.3% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 5.0% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 8.1%, 6.3% and 8.0% 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 (71.2% compared to 68.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending University (3.1% compared to 6.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Central Coast Council area's population increased by 15,549 people (+5.0%). This represents an average annual change of 0.98% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the number of persons attending education institutions in the Central Coast Council area, between 2011 and 2016 were in those who nominated:

  • Primary school (+1,653 persons)
  • Secondary - Government (-1,303 persons)
  • University (+1,259 persons)
  • Primary - Government (+950 persons)

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