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Central Coast Council area

Education institution attending

20% 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%Regional TAS %Number%Regional TAS %2006 to 2011
Pre-school1600.70.91600.80.80
Primary school1,8228.58.61,8969.29.5-74
Primary - Government1,3026.16.51,3996.87.5-97
Primary - Catholic3091.41.33041.51.3+5
Primary - Independent2111.00.81930.90.8+18
Secondary school1,3186.26.01,3656.66.1-47
Secondary - Government8193.84.09314.54.3-112
Secondary - Catholic3051.41.12691.31.0+36
Secondary - Independent1940.90.91650.80.8+29
TAFE5802.72.65232.52.6+57
University3221.52.42701.32.1+52
Other890.40.5830.40.4+6
Not attending15,57672.972.614,85171.970.9+725
Not stated1,4937.06.31,5167.37.4-23

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, Regional TAS: 0.9% Primary school, Regional TAS: 8.6% Primary - Government, Regional TAS: 6.5% Primary - Catholic, Regional TAS: 1.3% Primary - Independent, Regional TAS: 0.8% Secondary school, Regional TAS: 6.0% Secondary - Government, Regional TAS: 4.0% Secondary - Catholic, Regional TAS: 1.1% Secondary - Independent, Regional TAS: 0.9% TAFE, Regional TAS: 2.6% University, Regional TAS: 2.4% Other, Regional TAS: 0.5% Pre-school, Central Coast Council area: 0.7% Primary school, Central Coast Council area: 8.5% Primary - Government, Central Coast Council area: 6.1% Primary - Catholic, Central Coast Council area: 1.4% Primary - Independent, Central Coast Council area: 1.0% Secondary school, Central Coast Council area: 6.2% Secondary - Government, Central Coast Council area: 3.8% Secondary - Catholic, Central Coast Council area: 1.4% Secondary - Independent, Central Coast Council area: 0.9% TAFE, Central Coast Council area: 2.7% University, Central Coast Council area: 1.5% Other, Central Coast Council area: 0.4%
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: 0 Primary school, Central Coast Council area: -74 Primary - Government, Central Coast Council area: -97 Primary - Catholic, Central Coast Council area: +5 Primary - Independent, Central Coast Council area: +18 Secondary school, Central Coast Council area: -47 Secondary - Government, Central Coast Council area: -112 Secondary - Catholic, Central Coast Council area: +36 Secondary - Independent, Central Coast Council area: +29 TAFE, Central Coast Council area: +57 University, Central Coast Council area: +52 Other, Central Coast Council area: +6
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 Regional TAS 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, 8.5% of the population were attending primary school, 6.2% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 4.2% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 8.6%, 6.0% and 5.0% respectively for Regional TAS.

There were no major differences between Central Coast Council area and Regional TAS in 2011.

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Central Coast Council area's population increased by 696 people (+3.4%). This represents an average annual change of 0.66% 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:

  • Secondary - Government (-112 persons)
  • Primary - Government (-97 persons)
  • Primary school (-74 persons)
  • TAFE (+57 persons)

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