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Education institution attending

22% of people in City of Darwin attended an educational institution in 2011.

The share of City of Darwin'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
City of Darwin - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%Greater Darwin %Number%Greater Darwin %2006 to 2011
Pre-school
1,0151.41.58531.31.4+162
Primary school
5,2847.28.15,9268.99.9-642
Primary - Government
3,8455.35.94,4436.77.6-598
Primary - Catholic
7521.01.19061.41.3-154
Primary - Independent
6870.91.15770.91.1+110
Secondary school
4,3035.96.23,6855.65.6+618
Secondary - Government
2,8984.04.02,6023.93.8+296
Secondary - Catholic
5750.80.75730.90.8+2
Secondary - Independent
8301.11.45100.81.0+320
map this data in atlas.idTAFE9831.31.38231.21.2+160
map this data in atlas.idUniversity3,5744.94.13,2454.94.1+329
Other
5580.80.74490.70.7+109
map this data in atlas.idNot attending47,63965.365.043,50565.664.5+4,134
Not stated
9,59013.113.27,80311.812.7+1,787

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, Greater Darwin: 1.5% Primary school, Greater Darwin: 8.1% Primary - Government, Greater Darwin: 5.9% Primary - Catholic, Greater Darwin: 1.1% Primary - Independent, Greater Darwin: 1.1% Secondary school, Greater Darwin: 6.2% Secondary - Government, Greater Darwin: 4.0% Secondary - Catholic, Greater Darwin: 0.7% Secondary - Independent, Greater Darwin: 1.4% TAFE, Greater Darwin: 1.3% University, Greater Darwin: 4.1% Other, Greater Darwin: 0.7% Pre-school, City of Darwin: 1.4% Primary school, City of Darwin: 7.2% Primary - Government, City of Darwin: 5.3% Primary - Catholic, City of Darwin: 1.0% Primary - Independent, City of Darwin: 0.9% Secondary school, City of Darwin: 5.9% Secondary - Government, City of Darwin: 4.0% Secondary - Catholic, City of Darwin: 0.8% Secondary - Independent, City of Darwin: 1.1% TAFE, City of Darwin: 1.3% University, City of Darwin: 4.9% Other, City of Darwin: 0.8%
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 Pre-school, City of Darwin: +162 Primary school, City of Darwin: -642 Primary - Government, City of Darwin: -598 Primary - Catholic, City of Darwin: -154 Primary - Independent, City of Darwin: +110 Secondary school, City of Darwin: +618 Secondary - Government, City of Darwin: +296 Secondary - Catholic, City of Darwin: +2 Secondary - Independent, City of Darwin: +320 TAFE, City of Darwin: +160 University, City of Darwin: +329 Other, City of Darwin: +109
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 City of Darwin in 2011 compared to Greater Darwin shows that there was a lower proportion attending primary school, a similar proportion attending secondary school, and a higher proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 7.2% of the population were attending primary school, 5.9% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 6.2% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 8.1%, 6.2% and 5.4% respectively for Greater Darwin.

There were no major differences between City of Darwin and Greater Darwin in 2011.

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, City of Darwin's population increased by 6,657 people (+10.0%). This represents an average annual change of 1.93% per year over the period.

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

  • Primary school (-642 persons)
  • Secondary school (+618 persons)
  • Primary - Government (-598 persons)
  • University (+329 persons)

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