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Central Coast Council area

Non-English speakers - Education institution attending

In 2011, 19.9% of the Central Coast Council area's non-English speaking population attended an educational institution.

The share of the Central Coast Council area's non-English speaking population attending educational institutions reflects the age structure of the population, the year of migration and the reason for migration. Areas with an older migrant population are likely to have low rates of educational attendance, though there may be some among second and third generations within the community.

Some areas attract a lot of overseas students from non-English speaking countries, and these areas could be expected to have very high rates of educational attendance, particularly for universities.

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

Derived from the Census question:

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

People speaking a language other than English at home

Education institution attending
Central Coast Council area - Non-English speakers20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%Greater SydneyNumber%Greater Sydney2006 to 2011
Attending2,90619.925.82,13218.426.1+774
Pre-school2161.51.31611.41.3+55
Primary school8415.86.55985.27.3+243
Secondary school6664.66.15775.06.5+89
TAFE4833.33.23533.03.6+130
University5423.77.13503.06.3+192
Other1581.11.5930.81.2+65
Not attending11,14576.471.08,89176.769.5+2,254
Not stated5413.73.25634.94.4-22

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 Attending, Greater Sydney: 25.8% Pre-school, Greater Sydney: 1.3% Primary school, Greater Sydney: 6.5% Secondary school, Greater Sydney: 6.1% TAFE, Greater Sydney: 3.2% University, Greater Sydney: 7.1% Other, Greater Sydney: 1.5% Not attending, Greater Sydney: 71.0% Not stated, Greater Sydney: 3.2% Attending, Central Coast Council area: 19.9% Pre-school, Central Coast Council area: 1.5% Primary school, Central Coast Council area: 5.8% Secondary school, Central Coast Council area: 4.6% TAFE, Central Coast Council area: 3.3% University, Central Coast Council area: 3.7% Other, Central Coast Council area: 1.1% Not attending, Central Coast Council area: 76.4% Not stated, Central Coast Council area: 3.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in atlas.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011 Attending, Central Coast Council area: +774 Pre-school, Central Coast Council area: +55 Primary school, Central Coast Council area: +243 Secondary school, Central Coast Council area: +89 TAFE, Central Coast Council area: +130 University, Central Coast Council area: +192 Other, Central Coast Council area: +65 Not attending, Central Coast Council area: +2,254 Not stated, Central Coast Council area: -22
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in atlas.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

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

Overall, 5.8% of the non-English speaking population were attending primary school, 4.6% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 7.0% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 6.5%, 6.1% and 10.3% respectively for Greater Sydney.

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

  • A larger percentage of people not attending any educational institutions (76.4% compared to 71.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people attending University (3.7% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people attending a secondary school (4.6% compared to 6.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Central Coast Council area's non-English speaking population increased by 3,006 people (+25.9%). This represents an average annual change of 4.72% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the non-English speaking population attending education institutions in the Central Coast Council area, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Not attending (+2,254 persons)
  • Primary school (+243 persons)
  • University (+192 persons)
  • TAFE (+130 persons)

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