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Central Coast Council area

Overseas born - Education institution attending

In 2011, 10.5% of the overseas born population in the Central Coast Council area attended an educational institution.

The share of the Central Coast Council area's overseas-born 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, 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 born overseas

Education institution attending
Central Coast Council area - Overseas born20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%Greater SydneyNumber%Greater Sydney2006 to 2011
Attending4,59310.516.63,7099.416.6+884
Pre-school1380.30.31060.30.3+32
Primary school1,0752.52.58892.22.6+186
Secondary school1,1152.53.19302.33.5+185
TAFE9162.13.17721.93.2+144
University1,0482.46.27872.05.8+261
Other3010.71.52250.61.2+76
Not attending37,76986.280.734,15986.279.5+3,610
Not stated1,4303.32.71,7774.53.9-347

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: 16.6% Pre-school, Greater Sydney: 0.3% Primary school, Greater Sydney: 2.5% Secondary school, Greater Sydney: 3.1% TAFE, Greater Sydney: 3.1% University, Greater Sydney: 6.2% Other, Greater Sydney: 1.5% Not attending, Greater Sydney: 80.7% Not stated, Greater Sydney: 2.7% Attending, Central Coast Council area: 10.5% Pre-school, Central Coast Council area: 0.3% Primary school, Central Coast Council area: 2.5% Secondary school, Central Coast Council area: 2.5% TAFE, Central Coast Council area: 2.1% University, Central Coast Council area: 2.4% Other, Central Coast Council area: 0.7% Not attending, Central Coast Council area: 86.2% Not stated, Central Coast Council area: 3.3%
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.
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011 Attending, Central Coast Council area: +884 Pre-school, Central Coast Council area: +32 Primary school, Central Coast Council area: +186 Secondary school, Central Coast Council area: +185 TAFE, Central Coast Council area: +144 University, Central Coast Council area: +261 Other, Central Coast Council area: +76 Not attending, Central Coast Council area: +3,610 Not stated, Central Coast Council area: -347
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 overseas born 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 lower proportion attending secondary school, and a lower proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 2.5% of the overseas born population were attending primary school, 2.5% were attending secondary institutions, and 4.5% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 2.5%, 3.1% and 9.2% respectively for Greater Sydney.

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

  • A larger percentage of people not attending any educational institutions (86.2% compared to 80.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people Attending (10.5% compared to 16.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people attending University (2.4% compared to 6.2%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Central Coast Council area's population increased by 4,147 people (+10.5%). This represents an average annual change of 2.01% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the number of overseas born people attending education institutions in the Central Coast Council area, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Not attending (+3,610 persons)
  • Attending (+884 persons)
  • University (+261 persons)
  • Primary school (+186 persons)

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