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Semaphore Park Ward

Education institution attending

17% of people in Semaphore Park Ward attended an educational institution in 2011.

The share of Semaphore Park Ward'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
Semaphore Park Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
Pre-school
1131.01.1910.81.0+22
Primary school
7176.17.47886.68.0-71
Primary - Government
4583.94.14984.24.4-40
Primary - Catholic
1921.62.71891.62.9+3
Primary - Independent
670.60.61010.90.7-34
Secondary school
5394.65.16105.15.0-71
Secondary - Government
2582.22.62552.12.5+3
Secondary - Catholic
1631.41.92322.01.8-69
Secondary - Independent
1181.00.71231.00.6-5
map this data in atlas.idTAFE2141.82.22021.72.2+12
map this data in atlas.idUniversity3873.34.44303.63.7-43
Other
680.60.8390.30.7+29
map this data in atlas.idNot attending9,01176.872.58,87374.772.1+138
Not stated
6775.86.48437.17.2-166

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, Semaphore Park Ward: 1.0% Primary school, Semaphore Park Ward: 6.1% Primary - Government, Semaphore Park Ward: 3.9% Primary - Catholic, Semaphore Park Ward: 1.6% Primary - Independent, Semaphore Park Ward: 0.6% Secondary school, Semaphore Park Ward: 4.6% Secondary - Government, Semaphore Park Ward: 2.2% Secondary - Catholic, Semaphore Park Ward: 1.4% Secondary - Independent, Semaphore Park Ward: 1.0% TAFE, Semaphore Park Ward: 1.8% University, Semaphore Park Ward: 3.3% Other, Semaphore Park Ward: 0.6%
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, Semaphore Park Ward: +22 Primary school, Semaphore Park Ward: -71 Primary - Government, Semaphore Park Ward: -40 Primary - Catholic, Semaphore Park Ward: +3 Primary - Independent, Semaphore Park Ward: -34 Secondary school, Semaphore Park Ward: -71 Secondary - Government, Semaphore Park Ward: +3 Secondary - Catholic, Semaphore Park Ward: -69 Secondary - Independent, Semaphore Park Ward: -5 TAFE, Semaphore Park Ward: +12 University, Semaphore Park Ward: -43 Other, Semaphore Park Ward: +29
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 Semaphore Park Ward in 2011 compared to the City of Charles Sturt 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, 6.1% of the population were attending primary school, 4.6% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 5.1% 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 Semaphore Park Ward and the City of Charles Sturt were:

  • A larger percentage of persons not attending (76.8% compared to 72.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending a Government primary school (6.1% compared to 7.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending University (3.3% compared to 4.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending an independent primary school (1.6% compared to 2.7%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Semaphore Park Ward's population decreased by 150 people (+1.3%). This represents an average annual change of -0.25% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the number of persons attending education institutions in Semaphore Park Ward, between 2006 and 2011 were in those who nominated:

  • Primary school (-71 persons)
  • Secondary school (-71 persons)
  • Secondary - Catholic (-69 persons)

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