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Education institution attending

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

19% of people in Colac Otway Shire attended an educational institution in 2016.

The share of Colac Otway Shire'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
Colac Otway Shire - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2011 to 2016
Pre-school
3381.61.53471.71.6-9
Primary school
1,6728.08.01,5947.88.1+78
Primary - Government
9854.75.39834.85.5+2
Primary - Catholic
6753.22.05902.91.9+85
Primary - Independent
120.10.7210.10.7-9
Secondary school
1,2425.96.31,4006.96.9-158
Secondary - Government
5792.83.67043.54.2-125
Secondary - Catholic
6373.01.76673.31.8-30
Secondary - Independent
260.11.0290.11.0-3
map this data in atlas.idTAFE2801.31.63751.82.2-95
map this data in atlas.idUniversity2791.32.62531.22.4+26
Other
1120.50.71430.70.7-31
map this data in atlas.idNot attending15,32773.170.814,91873.371.5+409
Not stated
1,7318.38.51,3116.46.6+420

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, Regional VIC: 1.5% Primary school, Regional VIC: 8.0% Primary - Government, Regional VIC: 5.3% Primary - Catholic, Regional VIC: 2.0% Primary - Independent, Regional VIC: 0.7% Secondary school, Regional VIC: 6.3% Secondary - Government, Regional VIC: 3.6% Secondary - Catholic, Regional VIC: 1.7% Secondary - Independent, Regional VIC: 1.0% TAFE, Regional VIC: 1.6% University, Regional VIC: 2.6% Other, Regional VIC: 0.7% Pre-school, Colac Otway Shire: 1.6% Primary school, Colac Otway Shire: 8.0% Primary - Government, Colac Otway Shire: 4.7% Primary - Catholic, Colac Otway Shire: 3.2% Primary - Independent, Colac Otway Shire: 0.1% Secondary school, Colac Otway Shire: 5.9% Secondary - Government, Colac Otway Shire: 2.8% Secondary - Catholic, Colac Otway Shire: 3.0% Secondary - Independent, Colac Otway Shire: 0.1% TAFE, Colac Otway Shire: 1.3% University, Colac Otway Shire: 1.3% Other, Colac Otway Shire: 0.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
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Change in education institution attending, 2011 to 2016
Change in education institution attending, 2011 to 2016 Pre-school, Colac Otway Shire: -9 Primary school, Colac Otway Shire: +78 Primary - Government, Colac Otway Shire: +2 Primary - Catholic, Colac Otway Shire: +85 Primary - Independent, Colac Otway Shire: -9 Secondary school, Colac Otway Shire: -158 Secondary - Government, Colac Otway Shire: -125 Secondary - Catholic, Colac Otway Shire: -30 Secondary - Independent, Colac Otway Shire: -3 TAFE, Colac Otway Shire: -95 University, Colac Otway Shire: +26 Other, Colac Otway Shire: -31
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 Colac Otway Shire in 2016 compared to Regional VIC shows that there was a similar proportion attending primary school, a similar proportion attending secondary school, and a lower proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 8.0% of the population were attending primary school, 5.9% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 2.7% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 8.0%, 6.3% and 4.2% respectively for Regional VIC.

The major differences between the share of the population attending learning institutions in Colac Otway Shire and Regional VIC were:

  • A larger percentage of persons not attending (73.1% compared to 70.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending and independent secondary school (3.0% compared to 1.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending an independent primary school (3.2% compared to 2.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending University (1.3% compared to 2.6%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Colac Otway Shire's population increased by 640 people (+3.1%). This represents an average annual change of 0.62% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the number of persons attending education institutions in Colac Otway Shire, between 2011 and 2016 were in those who nominated:

  • Secondary school (-158 persons)
  • Secondary - Government (-125 persons)
  • TAFE (-95 persons)
  • Primary - Catholic (+85 persons)

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