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Altona Meadows

Education institution attending


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20% of people in Altona Meadows attended an educational institution in 2016.

The share of Altona Meadows'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
Altona Meadows - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2011 to 2016
Primary school
Primary - Government
Primary - Catholic
Primary - Independent
Secondary school
Secondary - Government
Secondary - Catholic
Secondary - Independent
map this data in atlas.idTAFE3021.61.43942.11.9-92
map this data in atlas.idUniversity8044.24.87013.74.2+103
map this data in atlas.idNot attending14,08973.971.413,46871.971.1+621
Not stated

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, 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% Pre-school, Altona Meadows: 1.3% Primary school, Altona Meadows: 6.7% Primary - Government, Altona Meadows: 4.3% Primary - Catholic, Altona Meadows: 2.0% Primary - Independent, Altona Meadows: 0.4% Secondary school, Altona Meadows: 5.5% Secondary - Government, Altona Meadows: 2.8% Secondary - Catholic, Altona Meadows: 2.3% Secondary - Independent, Altona Meadows: 0.5% TAFE, Altona Meadows: 1.6% University, Altona Meadows: 4.2% Other, Altona Meadows: 1.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.
Change in education institution attending, 2011 to 2016
Change in education institution attending, 2011 to 2016 Pre-school, Altona Meadows: -6 Primary school, Altona Meadows: +35 Primary - Government, Altona Meadows: +19 Primary - Catholic, Altona Meadows: -15 Primary - Independent, Altona Meadows: +31 Secondary school, Altona Meadows: -115 Secondary - Government, Altona Meadows: -129 Secondary - Catholic, Altona Meadows: +20 Secondary - Independent, Altona Meadows: -6 TAFE, Altona Meadows: -92 University, Altona Meadows: +103 Other, Altona Meadows: -14
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the share of the population attending educational institutions in Altona Meadows in 2016 compared to Hobsons Bay City shows that there was a lower proportion attending primary school, a similar proportion attending secondary school, and a similar proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 6.7% of the population were attending primary school, 5.5% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 5.8% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 7.8%, 5.5% and 6.2% respectively for Hobsons Bay City.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons not attending (73.9% compared to 71.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending a Government primary school (6.7% compared to 7.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending a Catholic primary school (4.3% compared to 5.4%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Altona Meadows's population increased by 331 people (+1.8%). This represents an average annual change of 0.35% per year over the period.

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

  • Secondary - Government (-129 persons)
  • Secondary school (-115 persons)
  • University (+103 persons)
  • TAFE (-92 persons)

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