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Life-stages - Education institution attending

In 2011, 18.9% of City of Darwin's population aged 0 to 4 years attended an educational institution.

The share of particular age groups attending education is a particularly important socio-economic characteristic, when applied to age groups under 25.

Typically, the ages at which people are likely to attend particular education is as follows:

  • 0 to 5 - pre-school
  • 5 to 11 - primary school
  • 12 to 17 - secondary school
  • 18 to 24 - TAFE and university
  • 25 or older - mature age students

Significantly lower rates of school attendance among those age groups to which it usually applies can indicate a high school dropout rate, while high rates can indicate the presence of major schools in the area. For tertiary education, this is particularly affected by proximity to universities, and some areas may have close to 100% of their 18-24 year olds in university education, indicating an area catering for students in particular. A low rate may mean a loss of young people who move elsewhere for education.

Derived from the Census question:

'What type of educational institution is the person attending?'

Children aged 0 to 4 years

Education institution attending
City of Darwin - 0 to 4 years20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%Northern TerritoryNumber%Northern Territory2006 to 2011
Attending91718.918.476917.416.3+148
Pre-school84917.515.672816.514.1+121
Primary school681.42.5380.92.0+30
Secondary school00.00.000.00.00
TAFE00.00.000.00.00
University00.00.000.00.00
Other00.00.330.10.1-3
Not attending3,65575.276.23,41377.177.8+242
Not stated2875.95.42425.55.9+45

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 Attending, Northern Territory: 18.4% Pre-school, Northern Territory: 15.6% Primary school, Northern Territory: 2.5% Secondary school, Northern Territory: 0.0% TAFE, Northern Territory: 0.0% University, Northern Territory: 0.0% Other, Northern Territory: 0.3% Not attending, Northern Territory: 76.2% Not stated, Northern Territory: 5.4% Attending, City of Darwin: 18.9% Pre-school, City of Darwin: 17.5% Primary school, City of Darwin: 1.4% Secondary school, City of Darwin: 0.0% TAFE, City of Darwin: 0.0% University, City of Darwin: 0.0% Other, City of Darwin: 0.0% Not attending, City of Darwin: 75.2% Not stated, City of Darwin: 5.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011 Attending, City of Darwin: +148 Pre-school, City of Darwin: +121 Primary school, City of Darwin: +30 Secondary school, City of Darwin: 0 TAFE, City of Darwin: 0 University, City of Darwin: 0 Other, City of Darwin: -3 Not attending, City of Darwin: +242 Not stated, City of Darwin: +45
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 population aged 0 to 4 years attending educational institutions in City of Darwin in 2011 compared to Northern Territory shows that there was a higher proportion attending pre-school school, a lower proportion attending primary school, and a lower proportion not engaged in any education.

Overall, 17.5% of the population aged 0 to 4 years were attending pre-school, 1.4% were attending primary institutions, and 75.2% were not engaged in any education, compared with 15.6%, 2.5% and 76.2% respectively for Northern Territory.

The major differences between the share of people aged 0 to 4 years attending learning institutions in City of Darwin and Northern Territory were:

  • A larger percentage of people attending pre-school (17.5% compared to 15.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people attending primary school (1.4% compared to 2.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people not attending any educational institutions (75.2% compared to 76.2%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, City of Darwin's population aged 0 to 4 years increased by 435 people (+9.8%). This represents an average annual change of 1.89% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the number of people aged 0 to 4 years attending education institutions in City of Darwin, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Not attending (+242 persons)
  • Pre-school (+121 persons)

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