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West Croydon and District

Education institution attending

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

24% of people in West Croydon and District attended an educational institution in 2016.

The share of West Croydon and District'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
West Croydon and District - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2011 to 2016
Pre-school
1101.11.11191.21.1-9
Primary school
7667.87.67828.07.4-15
Primary - Government
4324.44.33663.74.1+66
Primary - Catholic
2712.72.63123.22.7-40
Primary - Independent
620.60.61031.10.6-41
Secondary school
4654.75.05065.25.1-41
Secondary - Government
2072.12.52562.62.6-48
Secondary - Catholic
2152.21.91922.01.9+24
Secondary - Independent
420.40.6570.60.7-16
map this data in atlas.idTAFE2072.11.82422.52.2-35
map this data in atlas.idUniversity7107.25.46016.14.4+109
Other
760.80.7820.80.8-6
map this data in atlas.idNot attending6,90569.972.76,77569.072.5+130
Not stated
6426.55.77157.36.4-73

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, 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% Pre-school, West Croydon and District: 1.1% Primary school, West Croydon and District: 7.8% Primary - Government, West Croydon and District: 4.4% Primary - Catholic, West Croydon and District: 2.7% Primary - Independent, West Croydon and District: 0.6% Secondary school, West Croydon and District: 4.7% Secondary - Government, West Croydon and District: 2.1% Secondary - Catholic, West Croydon and District: 2.2% Secondary - Independent, West Croydon and District: 0.4% TAFE, West Croydon and District: 2.1% University, West Croydon and District: 7.2% Other, West Croydon and District: 0.8%
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, West Croydon and District: -9 Primary school, West Croydon and District: -15 Primary - Government, West Croydon and District: +66 Primary - Catholic, West Croydon and District: -40 Primary - Independent, West Croydon and District: -41 Secondary school, West Croydon and District: -41 Secondary - Government, West Croydon and District: -48 Secondary - Catholic, West Croydon and District: +24 Secondary - Independent, West Croydon and District: -16 TAFE, West Croydon and District: -35 University, West Croydon and District: +109 Other, West Croydon and District: -6
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 West Croydon and District in 2016 compared to the City of Charles Sturt shows that there was a similar proportion attending primary school, a similar proportion attending secondary school, and a higher proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 7.8% of the population were attending primary school, 4.7% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 9.3% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 7.6%, 5.0% and 7.2% respectively for the City of Charles Sturt.

The major differences between the share of the population attending learning institutions in West Croydon and District and the City of Charles Sturt were:

  • A larger percentage of persons attending University (7.2% compared to 5.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons not attending (69.9% compared to 72.7%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, West Croydon and District's population increased by 59 people (+0.6%). This represents an average annual change of 0.12% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the number of persons attending education institutions in West Croydon and District, between 2011 and 2016 were in those who nominated:

  • University (+109 persons)
  • Primary - Government (+66 persons)

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