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Carrum Downs
Education institution attending

22% of people in Carrum Downs attended an educational institution in 2011.

The share of Carrum Downs'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
Carrum Downs - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
Primary school
Primary - Government
Primary - Catholic
Primary - Independent
Secondary school
Secondary - Government
Secondary - Catholic
Secondary - Independent
map this data in atlas.idTAFE4902.62.63261.92.2+164
map this data in atlas.idUniversity3641.92.62321.32.0+132
map this data in atlas.idNot attending13,29069.670.911,54567.069.2+1,745
Not stated

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, Frankston City: 1.8% Primary school, Frankston City: 7.8% Primary - Government, Frankston City: 6.1% Primary - Catholic, Frankston City: 1.0% Primary - Independent, Frankston City: 0.7% Secondary school, Frankston City: 6.4% Secondary - Government, Frankston City: 4.6% Secondary - Catholic, Frankston City: 0.9% Secondary - Independent, Frankston City: 0.9% TAFE, Frankston City: 2.6% University, Frankston City: 2.6% Other, Frankston City: 0.9% Pre-school, Carrum Downs: 1.8% Primary school, Carrum Downs: 8.0% Primary - Government, Carrum Downs: 6.4% Primary - Catholic, Carrum Downs: 1.0% Primary - Independent, Carrum Downs: 0.6% Secondary school, Carrum Downs: 6.9% Secondary - Government, Carrum Downs: 5.2% Secondary - Catholic, Carrum Downs: 1.0% Secondary - Independent, Carrum Downs: 0.7% TAFE, Carrum Downs: 2.6% University, Carrum Downs: 1.9% Other, Carrum Downs: 1.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011 Pre-school, Carrum Downs: +38 Primary school, Carrum Downs: -250 Primary - Government, Carrum Downs: -191 Primary - Catholic, Carrum Downs: -98 Primary - Independent, Carrum Downs: +39 Secondary school, Carrum Downs: +98 Secondary - Government, Carrum Downs: +54 Secondary - Catholic, Carrum Downs: +2 Secondary - Independent, Carrum Downs: +42 TAFE, Carrum Downs: +164 University, Carrum Downs: +132 Other, Carrum Downs: +78
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the share of the population attending educational institutions in Carrum Downs in 2011 compared to Frankston City 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, 6.9% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 4.5% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 7.8%, 6.4% and 5.2% respectively for Frankston City.

The major difference between the share of the population attending learning institutions in Carrum Downs and Frankston City was:

  • A smaller percentage of persons not attending (69.6% compared to 70.9%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Carrum Downs's population increased by 1,853 people (+10.7%). This represents an average annual change of 2.06% per year over the period.

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

  • Primary school (-250 persons)
  • Primary - Government (-191 persons)
  • TAFE (+164 persons)
  • University (+132 persons)

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