Central Coast NSWCommunity profile
census-message-logo

We’re continuing to update these pages with data from the 2016 Census. Read more about our updates.

Skip to content

Central Coast Council area

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander profile - Education institution attending

38% of the Central Coast Council area's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population attend an educational institution.

The share of Central Coast Council area’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 - Central Coast Council area20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%New South Wales - ATSI %Number%New South Wales - ATSI %2011 to 2016
Pre-school4653.73.43043.43.3+161
Primary school1,93815.515.31,39715.514.6+541
Secondary school1,40111.210.51,12512.510.7+276
TAFE4323.53.02983.33.4+134
University4103.32.62582.92.1+152
Other1100.90.7660.70.6+44
Not attending7,24258.058.85,02955.756.7+2,213
Not stated4984.05.85486.18.6-50

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, New South Wales - ATSI: 3.4% Primary school, New South Wales - ATSI: 15.3% Secondary school, New South Wales - ATSI: 10.5% TAFE, New South Wales - ATSI: 3.0% University, New South Wales - ATSI: 2.6% Other, New South Wales - ATSI: 0.7% Pre-school, Central Coast Council area - ATSI: 3.7% Primary school, Central Coast Council area - ATSI: 15.5% Secondary school, Central Coast Council area - ATSI: 11.2% TAFE, Central Coast Council area - ATSI: 3.5% University, Central Coast Council area - ATSI: 3.3% Other, Central Coast Council area - ATSI: 0.9%
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, San Remo - Doyalson - Colongra: +161 Primary school, San Remo - Doyalson - Colongra: +541 Secondary school, San Remo - Doyalson - Colongra: +276 TAFE, San Remo - Doyalson - Colongra: +134 University, San Remo - Doyalson - Colongra: +152 Other, San Remo - Doyalson - Colongra: +44
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 Central Coast Council area in 2016 compared to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in New South Wales - ATSI shows that there was a similar proportion attending primary school, a higher proportion attending secondary school, and a higher proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 15.5% of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islande population were attending primary school, 11.2% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 6.7% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 15.3%, 10.5% and 5.6% respectively for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in New South Wales - ATSI.

There were no major differences in the attendance of education instituitions between the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in San Remo - Doyalson - Colongra and the in New South Wales - ATSI in 2016.

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Central Coast Council area's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population increased by 3,471 people (+38.5%). This represents an average annual change of 6.72% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the number of people attending education institutions in San Remo - Doyalson - Colongra, between 2011 and 2016 were in those who nominated:

  • Primary school (+541 people)
  • Secondary school (+276 people)
  • Pre-school (+161 people)
  • University (+152 people)

v17.12.05-1.0.0