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Altona Meadows
Education institution attending

21% of people in Altona Meadows attended an educational institution in 2011.

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)20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
Primary school
Primary - Government
Primary - Catholic
Primary - Independent
Secondary school
Secondary - Government
Secondary - Catholic
Secondary - Independent
map this data in atlas.idTAFE3942.11.93702.01.7+24
map this data in atlas.idUniversity7013.74.25402.93.2+161
map this data in atlas.idNot attending13,46871.971.113,17369.970.2+295
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, 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% Pre-school, Altona Meadows: 1.4% Primary school, Altona Meadows: 6.6% Primary - Government, Altona Meadows: 4.2% Primary - Catholic, Altona Meadows: 2.1% Primary - Independent, Altona Meadows: 0.3% Secondary school, Altona Meadows: 6.2% Secondary - Government, Altona Meadows: 3.5% Secondary - Catholic, Altona Meadows: 2.2% Secondary - Independent, Altona Meadows: 0.5% TAFE, Altona Meadows: 2.1% University, Altona Meadows: 3.7% Other, Altona Meadows: 1.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011 Pre-school, Altona Meadows: -50 Primary school, Altona Meadows: -321 Primary - Government, Altona Meadows: -174 Primary - Catholic, Altona Meadows: -118 Primary - Independent, Altona Meadows: -29 Secondary school, Altona Meadows: -265 Secondary - Government, Altona Meadows: -148 Secondary - Catholic, Altona Meadows: -104 Secondary - Independent, Altona Meadows: -13 TAFE, Altona Meadows: +24 University, Altona Meadows: +161 Other, Altona Meadows: +85
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (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 2011 compared to Hobsons Bay City shows that there was a similar proportion attending primary school, a similar proportion attending secondary school, and a similar proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 6.6% of the population were attending primary school, 6.2% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 5.8% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 7.0%, 5.9% and 6.1% respectively for Hobsons Bay City.

There were no major differences between Altona Meadows and Hobsons Bay City in 2011.

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Altona Meadows's population decreased by 110 people (+0.6%). This represents an average annual change of -0.12% per year over the period.

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

  • Primary school (-321 persons)
  • Secondary school (-265 persons)
  • Primary - Government (-174 persons)
  • University (+161 persons)

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