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Central Coast Council area

Education institution attending

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19% 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%Regional TAS %Number%Regional TAS %2011 to 2016
Pre-school1340.60.71600.70.9-26
Primary school1,7758.38.41,8228.58.6-47
Primary - Government1,3026.16.31,3026.16.50
Primary - Catholic3071.41.43091.41.3-2
Primary - Independent1660.80.82111.00.8-45
Secondary school1,1945.65.61,3186.26.0-124
Secondary - Government7723.63.78193.84.0-47
Secondary - Catholic2631.21.13051.41.1-42
Secondary - Independent1590.70.81940.90.9-35
TAFE4412.12.15802.72.6-139
University3541.72.53221.52.4+32
Other930.40.5890.40.5+4
Not attending15,72373.672.015,57672.972.6+147
Not stated1,6557.78.11,4937.06.3+162

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, Regional TAS: 0.7% Primary school, Regional TAS: 8.4% Primary - Government, Regional TAS: 6.3% Primary - Catholic, Regional TAS: 1.4% Primary - Independent, Regional TAS: 0.8% Secondary school, Regional TAS: 5.6% Secondary - Government, Regional TAS: 3.7% Secondary - Catholic, Regional TAS: 1.1% Secondary - Independent, Regional TAS: 0.8% TAFE, Regional TAS: 2.1% University, Regional TAS: 2.5% Other, Regional TAS: 0.5% Pre-school, Central Coast Council area: 0.6% Primary school, Central Coast Council area: 8.3% Primary - Government, Central Coast Council area: 6.1% Primary - Catholic, Central Coast Council area: 1.4% Primary - Independent, Central Coast Council area: 0.8% Secondary school, Central Coast Council area: 5.6% Secondary - Government, Central Coast Council area: 3.6% Secondary - Catholic, Central Coast Council area: 1.2% Secondary - Independent, Central Coast Council area: 0.7% TAFE, Central Coast Council area: 2.1% University, Central Coast Council area: 1.7% Other, Central Coast Council area: 0.4%
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: -26 Primary school, Central Coast Council area: -47 Primary - Government, Central Coast Council area: 0 Primary - Catholic, Central Coast Council area: -2 Primary - Independent, Central Coast Council area: -45 Secondary school, Central Coast Council area: -124 Secondary - Government, Central Coast Council area: -47 Secondary - Catholic, Central Coast Council area: -42 Secondary - Independent, Central Coast Council area: -35 TAFE, Central Coast Council area: -139 University, Central Coast Council area: +32 Other, Central Coast Council area: +4
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 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, 8.3% of the population were attending primary school, 5.6% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 3.7% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 8.4%, 5.6% and 4.6% respectively for Regional TAS.

The major difference between the share of the population attending learning institutions in the Central Coast Council area and Regional TAS was:

  • A larger percentage of persons not attending (73.6% compared to 72.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Central Coast Council area's population increased by 9 people (0%). This represents an average annual change of 0.01% 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:

  • TAFE (-139 persons)
  • Secondary school (-124 persons)

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