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Education institution attending

23% of people in Gosford City attended an educational institution in 2011.

The share of Gosford City'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
Gosford City - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Primary school
Primary - Government
Primary - Catholic
Primary - Independent
Secondary school
Secondary - Government
Secondary - Catholic
Secondary - Independent
map this data in atlas.idTAFE3,5562.22.43,3372.12.5+219
map this data in atlas.idUniversity5,4543.45.23,7622.44.4+1,692
map this data in atlas.idNot attending114,08470.268.3108,34668.567.0+5,738
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, 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, Gosford City: 2.0% Primary school, Gosford City: 7.9% Primary - Government, Gosford City: 5.8% Primary - Catholic, Gosford City: 1.1% Primary - Independent, Gosford City: 1.0% Secondary school, Gosford City: 6.8% Secondary - Government, Gosford City: 4.8% Secondary - Catholic, Gosford City: 0.9% Secondary - Independent, Gosford City: 1.1% TAFE, Gosford City: 2.2% University, Gosford City: 3.4% Other, Gosford City: 0.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011 Pre-school, Gosford City: +252 Primary school, Gosford City: -563 Primary - Government, Gosford City: -577 Primary - Catholic, Gosford City: +56 Primary - Independent, Gosford City: -42 Secondary school, Gosford City: -29 Secondary - Government, Gosford City: -136 Secondary - Catholic, Gosford City: +61 Secondary - Independent, Gosford City: +46 TAFE, Gosford City: +219 University, Gosford City: +1,692 Other, Gosford City: +113
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 Gosford City in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney 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, 7.9% of the population were attending primary school, 6.8% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 5.5% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 7.8%, 6.4% and 7.6% respectively for Greater Sydney.

The major differences between the share of the population attending learning institutions in Gosford City and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of persons not attending (70.2% compared to 68.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Catholic secondary school (4.8% compared to 3.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending University (3.4% compared to 5.2%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Gosford City's population increased by 4,284 people (+2.7%). This represents an average annual change of 0.54% per year over the period.

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

  • University (+1,692 persons)
  • Primary - Government (-577 persons)
  • Primary school (-563 persons)
  • Pre-school (+252 persons)

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