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Education institution attending

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

22% of people in Hobsons Bay City attended an educational institution in 2016.

The share of Hobsons Bay 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
Hobsons Bay City - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
Pre-school
1,5141.71.61,3631.61.7+151
Primary school
6,9697.87.95,8777.07.6+1,092
Primary - Government
4,7565.45.33,8644.64.9+892
Primary - Catholic
1,6601.91.71,6111.91.7+49
Primary - Independent
5530.60.94020.50.9+151
Secondary school
4,9125.56.14,9365.96.3-24
Secondary - Government
2,5942.93.32,7503.33.4-156
Secondary - Catholic
1,5481.71.41,5251.81.5+23
Secondary - Independent
7700.91.36610.81.4+109
map this data in atlas.idTAFE1,2471.41.81,6331.92.2-386
map this data in atlas.idUniversity4,2994.86.43,5094.25.3+790
Other
9431.11.19491.11.0-6
map this data in atlas.idNot attending63,38571.468.659,63671.169.2+3,749
Not stated
5,5156.26.45,9587.16.6-443

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 Melbourne: 1.6% Primary school, Greater Melbourne: 7.9% Primary - Government, Greater Melbourne: 5.3% Primary - Catholic, Greater Melbourne: 1.7% Primary - Independent, Greater Melbourne: 0.9% Secondary school, Greater Melbourne: 6.1% Secondary - Government, Greater Melbourne: 3.3% Secondary - Catholic, Greater Melbourne: 1.4% Secondary - Independent, Greater Melbourne: 1.3% TAFE, Greater Melbourne: 1.8% University, Greater Melbourne: 6.4% Other, Greater Melbourne: 1.1% Pre-school, Hobsons Bay City: 1.7% Primary school, Hobsons Bay City: 7.8% Primary - Government, Hobsons Bay City: 5.4% Primary - Catholic, Hobsons Bay City: 1.9% Primary - Independent, Hobsons Bay City: 0.6% Secondary school, Hobsons Bay City: 5.5% Secondary - Government, Hobsons Bay City: 2.9% Secondary - Catholic, Hobsons Bay City: 1.7% Secondary - Independent, Hobsons Bay City: 0.9% TAFE, Hobsons Bay City: 1.4% University, Hobsons Bay City: 4.8% Other, Hobsons Bay City: 1.1%
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, Hobsons Bay City: +151 Primary school, Hobsons Bay City: +1,092 Primary - Government, Hobsons Bay City: +892 Primary - Catholic, Hobsons Bay City: +49 Primary - Independent, Hobsons Bay City: +151 Secondary school, Hobsons Bay City: -24 Secondary - Government, Hobsons Bay City: -156 Secondary - Catholic, Hobsons Bay City: +23 Secondary - Independent, Hobsons Bay City: +109 TAFE, Hobsons Bay City: -386 University, Hobsons Bay City: +790 Other, Hobsons Bay City: -6
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 Hobsons Bay City in 2016 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a similar proportion attending primary school, a lower proportion attending secondary school, and a lower proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 7.8% of the population were attending primary school, 5.5% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 6.2% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 7.9%, 6.1% and 8.2% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The major differences between the share of the population attending learning institutions in Hobsons Bay City and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of persons not attending (71.4% compared to 68.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending University (4.8% compared to 6.4%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Hobsons Bay City's population increased by 4,923 people (+5.9%). This represents an average annual change of 1.15% per year over the period.

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

  • Primary school (+1,092 persons)
  • Primary - Government (+892 persons)
  • University (+790 persons)
  • TAFE (-386 persons)

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