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Hobsons Bay City

Education institution attending

22% of people in Hobsons Bay City attended an educational institution in 2011.

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)20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Pre-school
1,3631.61.71,3341.61.6+29
Primary school
5,8777.07.66,3587.87.9-481
Primary - Government
3,8644.64.94,0335.05.2-169
Primary - Catholic
1,6111.91.71,8202.21.8-209
Primary - Independent
4020.50.95050.60.9-103
Secondary school
4,9365.96.35,0796.26.5-143
Secondary - Government
2,7503.33.42,8833.53.6-133
Secondary - Catholic
1,5251.81.51,5571.91.5-32
Secondary - Independent
6610.81.46390.81.4+22
map this data in atlas.idTAFE1,6331.92.21,3831.72.1+250
map this data in atlas.idUniversity3,5094.25.32,6303.24.7+879
Other
9491.11.07160.90.8+233
map this data in atlas.idNot attending59,63671.169.257,21970.268.2+2,417
Not stated
5,9587.16.66,7428.38.2-784

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 Melbourne: 1.7% Primary school, Greater Melbourne: 7.6% Primary - Government, Greater Melbourne: 4.9% Primary - Catholic, Greater Melbourne: 1.7% Primary - Independent, Greater Melbourne: 0.9% Secondary school, Greater Melbourne: 6.3% Secondary - Government, Greater Melbourne: 3.4% Secondary - Catholic, Greater Melbourne: 1.5% Secondary - Independent, Greater Melbourne: 1.4% TAFE, Greater Melbourne: 2.2% University, Greater Melbourne: 5.3% Other, Greater Melbourne: 1.0% Pre-school, Hobsons Bay City: 1.6% Primary school, Hobsons Bay City: 7.0% Primary - Government, Hobsons Bay City: 4.6% Primary - Catholic, Hobsons Bay City: 1.9% Primary - Independent, Hobsons Bay City: 0.5% Secondary school, Hobsons Bay City: 5.9% Secondary - Government, Hobsons Bay City: 3.3% Secondary - Catholic, Hobsons Bay City: 1.8% Secondary - Independent, Hobsons Bay City: 0.8% TAFE, Hobsons Bay City: 1.9% University, Hobsons Bay City: 4.2% Other, Hobsons Bay City: 1.1%
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, Hobsons Bay City: +29 Primary school, Hobsons Bay City: -481 Primary - Government, Hobsons Bay City: -169 Primary - Catholic, Hobsons Bay City: -209 Primary - Independent, Hobsons Bay City: -103 Secondary school, Hobsons Bay City: -143 Secondary - Government, Hobsons Bay City: -133 Secondary - Catholic, Hobsons Bay City: -32 Secondary - Independent, Hobsons Bay City: +22 TAFE, Hobsons Bay City: +250 University, Hobsons Bay City: +879 Other, Hobsons Bay City: +233
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 Hobsons Bay City in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne 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, 5.9% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 6.1% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 7.6%, 6.3% and 7.6% 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 (71.1% compared to 69.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending University (4.2% compared to 5.3%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Hobsons Bay City's population increased by 2,400 people (+2.9%). This represents an average annual change of 0.58% per year over the period.

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

  • University (+879 persons)
  • Primary school (-481 persons)
  • TAFE (+250 persons)
  • Primary - Catholic (-209 persons)

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