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Education institution attending

21% of people in the City of Charles Sturt attended an educational institution in 2011.

The share of the City of Charles Sturt'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
City of Charles Sturt - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Pre-school
1,1981.11.31,0391.01.2+159
Primary school
7,7917.48.48,0448.08.9-253
Primary - Government
4,2664.15.14,4524.45.7-186
Primary - Catholic
2,8622.71.82,8982.91.8-36
Primary - Independent
6630.61.56940.71.4-31
Secondary school
5,3705.15.74,9985.05.8+372
Secondary - Government
2,7222.63.02,5512.53.1+171
Secondary - Catholic
1,9461.91.31,8521.81.3+94
Secondary - Independent
7020.71.45950.61.4+107
map this data in atlas.idTAFE2,3362.22.32,1792.22.2+157
map this data in atlas.idUniversity4,6464.45.03,7463.74.4+900
Other
7980.80.87140.70.7+84
map this data in atlas.idNot attending76,12372.570.672,53172.170.0+3,592
Not stated
6,7236.45.97,2827.26.8-559

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, Greater Adelaide: 1.3% Primary school, Greater Adelaide: 8.4% Primary - Government, Greater Adelaide: 5.1% Primary - Catholic, Greater Adelaide: 1.8% Primary - Independent, Greater Adelaide: 1.5% Secondary school, Greater Adelaide: 5.7% Secondary - Government, Greater Adelaide: 3.0% Secondary - Catholic, Greater Adelaide: 1.3% Secondary - Independent, Greater Adelaide: 1.4% TAFE, Greater Adelaide: 2.3% University, Greater Adelaide: 5.0% Other, Greater Adelaide: 0.8% Pre-school, City of Charles Sturt: 1.1% Primary school, City of Charles Sturt: 7.4% Primary - Government, City of Charles Sturt: 4.1% Primary - Catholic, City of Charles Sturt: 2.7% Primary - Independent, City of Charles Sturt: 0.6% Secondary school, City of Charles Sturt: 5.1% Secondary - Government, City of Charles Sturt: 2.6% Secondary - Catholic, City of Charles Sturt: 1.9% Secondary - Independent, City of Charles Sturt: 0.7% TAFE, City of Charles Sturt: 2.2% University, City of Charles Sturt: 4.4% Other, City of Charles Sturt: 0.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011 Pre-school, City of Charles Sturt: +159 Primary school, City of Charles Sturt: -253 Primary - Government, City of Charles Sturt: -186 Primary - Catholic, City of Charles Sturt: -36 Primary - Independent, City of Charles Sturt: -31 Secondary school, City of Charles Sturt: +372 Secondary - Government, City of Charles Sturt: +171 Secondary - Catholic, City of Charles Sturt: +94 Secondary - Independent, City of Charles Sturt: +107 TAFE, City of Charles Sturt: +157 University, City of Charles Sturt: +900 Other, City of Charles Sturt: +84
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 City of Charles Sturt in 2011 compared to Greater Adelaide 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, 7.4% of the population were attending primary school, 5.1% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 6.7% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 8.4%, 5.7% and 7.3% respectively for Greater Adelaide.

The major differences between the share of the population attending learning institutions in the City of Charles Sturt and Greater Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of persons not attending (72.5% compared to 70.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending a Catholic primary school (4.1% compared to 5.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, City of Charles Sturt's population increased by 4,452 people (+4.4%). This represents an average annual change of 0.87% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the number of persons attending education institutions in the City of Charles Sturt, between 2006 and 2011 were in those who nominated:

  • University (+900 persons)
  • Secondary school (+372 persons)
  • Primary school (-253 persons)
  • Primary - Government (-186 persons)

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