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Gannawarra Shire

Education institution attending


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17% of people in Gannawarra Shire attended an educational institution in 2016.

The share of Gannawarra Shire'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
Gannawarra Shire - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2011 to 2016
Primary school7427.08.08017.78.1-59
Primary - Government4954.75.35885.75.5-93
Primary - Catholic1911.82.01581.51.9+33
Primary - Independent560.50.7550.50.7+1
Secondary school6616.36.37277.06.9-66
Secondary - Government5395.13.66186.04.2-79
Secondary - Catholic550.51.7780.81.8-23
Secondary - Independent670.61.0310.31.0+36
Not attending7,83974.470.87,68274.171.5+157
Not stated9148.78.57557.36.6+159

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, Regional VIC: 1.5% Primary school, Regional VIC: 8.0% Primary - Government, Regional VIC: 5.3% Primary - Catholic, Regional VIC: 2.0% Primary - Independent, Regional VIC: 0.7% Secondary school, Regional VIC: 6.3% Secondary - Government, Regional VIC: 3.6% Secondary - Catholic, Regional VIC: 1.7% Secondary - Independent, Regional VIC: 1.0% TAFE, Regional VIC: 1.6% University, Regional VIC: 2.6% Other, Regional VIC: 0.7% Pre-school, Gannawarra Shire: 1.3% Primary school, Gannawarra Shire: 7.0% Primary - Government, Gannawarra Shire: 4.7% Primary - Catholic, Gannawarra Shire: 1.8% Primary - Independent, Gannawarra Shire: 0.5% Secondary school, Gannawarra Shire: 6.3% Secondary - Government, Gannawarra Shire: 5.1% Secondary - Catholic, Gannawarra Shire: 0.5% Secondary - Independent, Gannawarra Shire: 0.6% TAFE, Gannawarra Shire: 1.0% University, Gannawarra Shire: 0.9% Other, Gannawarra Shire: 0.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.
Change in education institution attending, 2011 to 2016
Change in education institution attending, 2011 to 2016 Pre-school, Gannawarra Shire: -11 Primary school, Gannawarra Shire: -59 Primary - Government, Gannawarra Shire: -93 Primary - Catholic, Gannawarra Shire: +33 Primary - Independent, Gannawarra Shire: +1 Secondary school, Gannawarra Shire: -66 Secondary - Government, Gannawarra Shire: -79 Secondary - Catholic, Gannawarra Shire: -23 Secondary - Independent, Gannawarra Shire: +36 TAFE, Gannawarra Shire: -13 University, Gannawarra Shire: +17 Other, Gannawarra Shire: -18
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 Gannawarra Shire in 2016 compared to Regional VIC shows that there was a lower proportion attending primary school, a similar proportion attending secondary school, and a lower proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 7.0% of the population were attending primary school, 6.3% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 2.0% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 8.0%, 6.3% and 4.2% respectively for Regional VIC.

The major differences between the share of the population attending learning institutions in Gannawarra Shire and Regional VIC were:

  • A larger percentage of persons not attending (74.4% compared to 70.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Catholic secondary school (5.1% compared to 3.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending University (0.9% compared to 2.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending and independent secondary school (0.5% compared to 1.7%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Gannawarra Shire's population increased by 166 people (+1.6%). This represents an average annual change of 0.32% per year over the period.

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

  • Primary - Government (-93 persons)
  • Secondary - Government (-79 persons)
  • Secondary school (-66 persons)
  • Primary school (-59 persons)

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