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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?

23% of people in City of Darwin attended an educational institution in 2016.

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)20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%Greater Darwin %Number%Greater Darwin %2011 to 2016
Pre-school
1,0831.41.51,0151.41.5+68
Primary school
5,8937.58.25,2847.28.1+609
Primary - Government
4,2625.45.83,8455.35.9+417
Primary - Catholic
8011.01.17521.01.1+49
Primary - Independent
8301.11.36870.91.1+143
Secondary school
4,4375.65.84,3035.96.2+134
Secondary - Government
2,8943.73.62,8984.04.0-4
Secondary - Catholic
5740.70.95750.80.7-1
Secondary - Independent
9691.21.38301.11.4+139
map this data in atlas.idTAFE1,1241.41.59831.31.3+141
map this data in atlas.idUniversity4,5215.74.63,5744.94.1+947
Other
7480.90.95580.80.7+190
map this data in atlas.idNot attending52,13366.265.347,63965.365.0+4,494
Not stated
8,85511.212.39,59013.113.2-735

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, Greater Darwin: 1.5% Primary school, Greater Darwin: 8.2% Primary - Government, Greater Darwin: 5.8% Primary - Catholic, Greater Darwin: 1.1% Primary - Independent, Greater Darwin: 1.3% Secondary school, Greater Darwin: 5.8% Secondary - Government, Greater Darwin: 3.6% Secondary - Catholic, Greater Darwin: 0.9% Secondary - Independent, Greater Darwin: 1.3% TAFE, Greater Darwin: 1.5% University, Greater Darwin: 4.6% Other, Greater Darwin: 0.9% Pre-school, City of Darwin: 1.4% Primary school, City of Darwin: 7.5% Primary - Government, City of Darwin: 5.4% Primary - Catholic, City of Darwin: 1.0% Primary - Independent, City of Darwin: 1.1% Secondary school, City of Darwin: 5.6% Secondary - Government, City of Darwin: 3.7% Secondary - Catholic, City of Darwin: 0.7% Secondary - Independent, City of Darwin: 1.2% TAFE, City of Darwin: 1.4% University, City of Darwin: 5.7% Other, City of Darwin: 0.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in education institution attending, 2011 to 2016
Change in education institution attending, 2011 to 2016 Pre-school, City of Darwin: +68 Primary school, City of Darwin: +609 Primary - Government, City of Darwin: +417 Primary - Catholic, City of Darwin: +49 Primary - Independent, City of Darwin: +143 Secondary school, City of Darwin: +134 Secondary - Government, City of Darwin: -4 Secondary - Catholic, City of Darwin: -1 Secondary - Independent, City of Darwin: +139 TAFE, City of Darwin: +141 University, City of Darwin: +947 Other, City of Darwin: +190
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 City of Darwin in 2016 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, 7.5% of the population were attending primary school, 5.6% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 7.2% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 8.2%, 5.8% and 6.1% respectively for Greater Darwin.

The major difference between the share of the population attending learning institutions in City of Darwin and Greater Darwin was:

  • A larger percentage of persons attending University (5.7% compared to 4.6%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, City of Darwin's population increased by 5,848 people (+8.0%). This represents an average annual change of 1.55% per year over the period.

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

  • University (+947 persons)
  • Primary school (+609 persons)
  • Primary - Government (+417 persons)
  • Primary - Independent (+143 persons)

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