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Education institution attending

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for the LGA or other primary area only. What's this?

26% of people in the Georges River Council attended an educational institution in 2016.

The share of the Georges River Council'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
Georges River Council - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
Pre-school
2,2471.51.72,1091.61.8+138
Primary school
10,5837.28.19,7607.27.8+823
Primary - Government
7,2865.05.56,7075.05.2+579
Primary - Catholic
2,3411.61.62,1151.61.7+226
Primary - Independent
9560.71.09380.71.0+18
Secondary school
9,2836.36.38,7206.56.4+563
Secondary - Government
5,4213.73.45,2013.93.6+220
Secondary - Catholic
2,4201.61.72,1081.61.7+312
Secondary - Independent
1,4421.01.21,4111.01.2+31
map this data in atlas.idTAFE2,7531.91.93,2132.42.4-460
map this data in atlas.idUniversity11,3707.76.18,2206.15.2+3,150
Other
1,7371.21.01,1870.90.9+550
map this data in atlas.idNot attending101,70869.368.393,96669.868.3+7,742
Not stated
7,1594.96.57,4855.67.1-326

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 Sydney: 1.7% Primary school, Greater Sydney: 8.1% Primary - Government, Greater Sydney: 5.5% Primary - Catholic, Greater Sydney: 1.6% Primary - Independent, Greater Sydney: 1.0% Secondary school, Greater Sydney: 6.3% Secondary - Government, Greater Sydney: 3.4% Secondary - Catholic, Greater Sydney: 1.7% Secondary - Independent, Greater Sydney: 1.2% TAFE, Greater Sydney: 1.9% University, Greater Sydney: 6.1% Other, Greater Sydney: 1.0% Pre-school, Georges River Council: 1.5% Primary school, Georges River Council: 7.2% Primary - Government, Georges River Council: 5.0% Primary - Catholic, Georges River Council: 1.6% Primary - Independent, Georges River Council: 0.7% Secondary school, Georges River Council: 6.3% Secondary - Government, Georges River Council: 3.7% Secondary - Catholic, Georges River Council: 1.6% Secondary - Independent, Georges River Council: 1.0% TAFE, Georges River Council: 1.9% University, Georges River Council: 7.7% Other, Georges River Council: 1.2%
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, Georges River Council: +138 Primary school, Georges River Council: +823 Primary - Government, Georges River Council: +579 Primary - Catholic, Georges River Council: +226 Primary - Independent, Georges River Council: +18 Secondary school, Georges River Council: +563 Secondary - Government, Georges River Council: +220 Secondary - Catholic, Georges River Council: +312 Secondary - Independent, Georges River Council: +31 TAFE, Georges River Council: -460 University, Georges River Council: +3,150 Other, Georges River Council: +550
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 the Georges River Council in 2016 compared to Greater Sydney 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, 6.3% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 9.6% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 8.1%, 6.3% and 8.0% respectively for Greater Sydney.

The major difference between the share of the population attending learning institutions in the Georges River Council and Greater Sydney was:

  • A larger percentage of persons attending University (7.7% compared to 6.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Georges River Council's population increased by 12,180 people (+9.0%). This represents an average annual change of 1.75% per year over the period.

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

  • University (+3,150 persons)
  • Primary school (+823 persons)
  • Primary - Government (+579 persons)
  • Secondary school (+563 persons)

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