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Developing East Arnhem Limited area

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander profile - Education institution attending

26% of Developing East Arnhem Limited area's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population attend an educational institution.

The share of Developing East Arnhem Limited area’s indigenous population attending educational institutions reflects the age structure of the population, which influences the number of children attending school. Other influences include the proportion of children finishing school, leading to tertiary education, as well as the availability of tertiary education nearby.

Indigenous populations are usually younger than the total population. For this reason, indigenous populations often have large proportions attending primary or secondary schools. For remote areas, the availability of tertiary education and in some cases secondary education may also be a factor.

This data is often combined with Age Structure to look at the proportions of each age group attending the type of education relevant for that age group. Also look at Highest Level of Schooling completed and Highest Education Attainment.

Derived from the Census question:

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

Total population

Education institution attending
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples - Developing East Arnhem Limited area20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%Northern Territory - ATSI %Number%Northern Territory - ATSI %2011 to 2016
Pre-school2272.72.32082.52.2+19
Primary school1,00711.913.31,37016.514.7-363
Secondary school90510.78.16097.37.6+296
TAFE580.70.8600.70.9-2
University100.10.9240.30.9-14
Other100.10.5931.10.9-83
Not attending5,22361.961.45,38564.962.1-162
Not stated99511.812.75516.610.8+444

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, Northern Territory - ATSI: 2.3% Primary school, Northern Territory - ATSI: 13.3% Secondary school, Northern Territory - ATSI: 8.1% TAFE, Northern Territory - ATSI: 0.8% University, Northern Territory - ATSI: 0.9% Other, Northern Territory - ATSI: 0.5% Pre-school, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - ATSI: 2.7% Primary school, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - ATSI: 11.9% Secondary school, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - ATSI: 10.7% TAFE, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - ATSI: 0.7% University, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - ATSI: 0.1% Other, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - ATSI: 0.1%
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, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: +19 Primary school, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: -363 Secondary school, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: +296 TAFE, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: -2 University, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: -14 Other, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: -83
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 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population attending educational institutions in Developing East Arnhem Limited area in 2016 compared to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Northern Territory - ATSI shows that there was a lower proportion attending primary school, a higher proportion attending secondary school, and a lower proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 11.9% of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islande population were attending primary school, 10.7% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 0.8% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 13.3%, 8.1% and 1.7% respectively for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Northern Territory - ATSI.

The major differences between the share of the population attending learning institutions of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Developing East Arnhem Limited area and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Northern Territory - ATSI was:

  • A larger percentage of people attending secondary school (10.7% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people attending primary school (11.9% compared to 13.3%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Developing East Arnhem Limited area's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population increased by 135 people (+1.6%). This represents an average annual change of 0.32% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the number of people attending education institutions in Developing East Arnhem Limited area, between 2011 and 2016 were in those who nominated:

  • Primary school (-363 people)
  • Secondary school (+296 people)

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