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Georges River Council

Education institution attending

25% of people in the Georges River Council attended an educational institution in 2011.

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)20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Pre-school
2,1091.61.82,0341.61.7+75
Primary school
9,7607.27.89,7657.78.0-5
Primary - Government
6,7075.05.26,7925.45.4-85
Primary - Catholic
2,1151.61.72,0051.61.7+110
Primary - Independent
9380.71.09680.81.0-30
Secondary school
8,7206.56.48,1476.46.5+573
Secondary - Government
5,2013.93.64,7383.83.7+463
Secondary - Catholic
2,1081.61.72,0441.61.7+64
Secondary - Independent
1,4111.01.21,3651.11.2+46
map this data in atlas.idTAFE3,2132.42.43,3962.72.5-183
map this data in atlas.idUniversity8,2206.15.26,3665.04.4+1,854
Other
1,1870.90.99140.70.8+273
map this data in atlas.idNot attending93,96669.868.386,22168.267.0+7,745
Not stated
7,4855.67.19,4947.59.2-2,009

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, Greater Sydney: 1.8% Primary school, Greater Sydney: 7.8% Primary - Government, Greater Sydney: 5.2% Primary - Catholic, Greater Sydney: 1.7% Primary - Independent, Greater Sydney: 1.0% Secondary school, Greater Sydney: 6.4% Secondary - Government, Greater Sydney: 3.6% Secondary - Catholic, Greater Sydney: 1.7% Secondary - Independent, Greater Sydney: 1.2% TAFE, Greater Sydney: 2.4% University, Greater Sydney: 5.2% Other, Greater Sydney: 0.9% Pre-school, Georges River Council: 1.6% 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: 6.5% Secondary - Government, Georges River Council: 3.9% Secondary - Catholic, Georges River Council: 1.6% Secondary - Independent, Georges River Council: 1.0% TAFE, Georges River Council: 2.4% University, Georges River Council: 6.1% Other, Georges River Council: 0.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011 Pre-school, Georges River Council: +75 Primary school, Georges River Council: -5 Primary - Government, Georges River Council: -85 Primary - Catholic, Georges River Council: +110 Primary - Independent, Georges River Council: -30 Secondary school, Georges River Council: +573 Secondary - Government, Georges River Council: +463 Secondary - Catholic, Georges River Council: +64 Secondary - Independent, Georges River Council: +46 TAFE, Georges River Council: -183 University, Georges River Council: +1,854 Other, Georges River Council: +273
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (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 2011 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, 6.5% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 8.5% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 7.8%, 6.4% and 7.6% 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 not attending (69.8% compared to 68.3%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Georges River Council's population increased by 8,323 people (+6.6%). This represents an average annual change of 1.28% per year over the period.

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

  • University (+1,854 persons)
  • Secondary school (+573 persons)
  • Secondary - Government (+463 persons)
  • TAFE (-183 persons)

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