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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

22% of people in the City of Charles Sturt attended an educational institution in 2016.

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)20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
Pre-school
1,2001.11.21,1981.11.3+2
Primary school
8,4737.68.57,7917.48.4+682
Primary - Government
4,8304.35.44,2664.15.1+564
Primary - Catholic
2,9302.61.72,8622.71.8+68
Primary - Independent
7130.61.46630.61.5+50
Secondary school
5,6015.05.65,3705.15.7+231
Secondary - Government
2,7792.52.92,7222.63.0+57
Secondary - Catholic
2,1171.91.31,9461.91.3+171
Secondary - Independent
7050.61.47020.71.4+3
map this data in atlas.idTAFE2,0331.82.02,3362.22.3-303
map this data in atlas.idUniversity6,0155.45.74,6464.45.0+1,369
Other
8120.70.87980.80.8+14
map this data in atlas.idNot attending81,24472.770.576,12372.570.6+5,121
Not stated
6,3725.75.76,7236.45.9-351

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, Greater Adelaide: 1.2% Primary school, Greater Adelaide: 8.5% Primary - Government, Greater Adelaide: 5.4% Primary - Catholic, Greater Adelaide: 1.7% Primary - Independent, Greater Adelaide: 1.4% Secondary school, Greater Adelaide: 5.6% Secondary - Government, Greater Adelaide: 2.9% Secondary - Catholic, Greater Adelaide: 1.3% Secondary - Independent, Greater Adelaide: 1.4% TAFE, Greater Adelaide: 2.0% University, Greater Adelaide: 5.7% Other, Greater Adelaide: 0.8% Pre-school, City of Charles Sturt: 1.1% Primary school, City of Charles Sturt: 7.6% Primary - Government, City of Charles Sturt: 4.3% Primary - Catholic, City of Charles Sturt: 2.6% Primary - Independent, City of Charles Sturt: 0.6% Secondary school, City of Charles Sturt: 5.0% Secondary - Government, City of Charles Sturt: 2.5% Secondary - Catholic, City of Charles Sturt: 1.9% Secondary - Independent, City of Charles Sturt: 0.6% TAFE, City of Charles Sturt: 1.8% University, City of Charles Sturt: 5.4% Other, City of Charles Sturt: 0.7%
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, City of Charles Sturt: +2 Primary school, City of Charles Sturt: +682 Primary - Government, City of Charles Sturt: +564 Primary - Catholic, City of Charles Sturt: +68 Primary - Independent, City of Charles Sturt: +50 Secondary school, City of Charles Sturt: +231 Secondary - Government, City of Charles Sturt: +57 Secondary - Catholic, City of Charles Sturt: +171 Secondary - Independent, City of Charles Sturt: +3 TAFE, City of Charles Sturt: -303 University, City of Charles Sturt: +1,369 Other, City of Charles Sturt: +14
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 City of Charles Sturt in 2016 compared to Greater Adelaide shows that there was a lower proportion attending primary school, a lower proportion attending secondary school, and a similar proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 7.6% of the population were attending primary school, 5.0% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 7.2% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 8.5%, 5.6% and 7.7% 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 (72.7% compared to 70.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending a Catholic primary school (4.3% compared to 5.4%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, City of Charles Sturt's population increased by 6,765 people (+6.4%). This represents an average annual change of 1.26% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the number of persons attending education institutions in the City of Charles Sturt, between 2011 and 2016 were in those who nominated:

  • University (+1,369 persons)
  • Primary school (+682 persons)
  • Primary - Government (+564 persons)
  • TAFE (-303 persons)

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