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West Croydon and District

Education institution attending

24% of people in West Croydon and District attended an educational institution in 2011.

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)20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
Pre-school
1201.21.11281.41.0-8
Primary school
7828.07.47868.58.0-4
Primary - Government
3673.74.13774.14.4-10
Primary - Catholic
3123.22.73203.42.9-8
Primary - Independent
1031.10.6891.00.7+14
Secondary school
5065.25.14374.75.0+69
Secondary - Government
2562.62.62532.72.5+3
Secondary - Catholic
1922.01.91531.61.8+39
Secondary - Independent
580.60.7310.30.6+27
map this data in atlas.idTAFE2422.52.22312.52.2+11
map this data in atlas.idUniversity6016.14.43824.13.7+219
Other
830.80.8740.80.7+9
map this data in atlas.idNot attending6,77569.072.56,43469.272.1+341
Not stated
7157.36.48208.87.2-105

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, 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% Pre-school, West Croydon and District: 1.2% Primary school, West Croydon and District: 8.0% Primary - Government, West Croydon and District: 3.7% Primary - Catholic, West Croydon and District: 3.2% Primary - Independent, West Croydon and District: 1.1% Secondary school, West Croydon and District: 5.2% Secondary - Government, West Croydon and District: 2.6% Secondary - Catholic, West Croydon and District: 2.0% Secondary - Independent, West Croydon and District: 0.6% TAFE, West Croydon and District: 2.5% University, West Croydon and District: 6.1% Other, West Croydon and District: 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, West Croydon and District: -8 Primary school, West Croydon and District: -4 Primary - Government, West Croydon and District: -10 Primary - Catholic, West Croydon and District: -8 Primary - Independent, West Croydon and District: +14 Secondary school, West Croydon and District: +69 Secondary - Government, West Croydon and District: +3 Secondary - Catholic, West Croydon and District: +39 Secondary - Independent, West Croydon and District: +27 TAFE, West Croydon and District: +11 University, West Croydon and District: +219 Other, West Croydon and District: +9
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 West Croydon and District in 2011 compared to the City of Charles Sturt shows that there was a higher proportion attending primary school, a similar proportion attending secondary school, and a higher proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 8.0% of the population were attending primary school, 5.2% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 8.6% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 7.4%, 5.1% and 6.7% 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 (6.1% compared to 4.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons not attending (69.0% compared to 72.5%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, West Croydon and District's population increased by 532 people (+5.7%). This represents an average annual change of 1.12% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the number of persons attending education institutions in West Croydon and District, between 2006 and 2011 were in those who nominated:

  • University (+219 persons)
  • Secondary school (+69 persons)

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