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Altona North

Education institution attending

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

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

The share of Altona North'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 North - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2011 to 2016
Pre-school
2171.81.71541.31.6+63
Primary school
8667.07.87106.27.0+156
Primary - Government
5374.45.44614.04.6+76
Primary - Catholic
2181.81.91731.51.9+45
Primary - Independent
1100.90.6750.70.5+36
Secondary school
6145.05.55895.15.9+25
Secondary - Government
3172.62.93372.93.3-20
Secondary - Catholic
1901.51.71711.51.8+18
Secondary - Independent
1070.90.9800.70.8+26
map this data in atlas.idTAFE1911.61.41781.51.9+13
map this data in atlas.idUniversity4313.54.83142.74.2+117
Other
1351.11.11101.01.1+25
map this data in atlas.idNot attending8,82971.771.48,14870.871.1+681
Not stated
1,0268.36.21,30011.37.1-274

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 North: 1.8% Primary school, Altona North: 7.0% Primary - Government, Altona North: 4.4% Primary - Catholic, Altona North: 1.8% Primary - Independent, Altona North: 0.9% Secondary school, Altona North: 5.0% Secondary - Government, Altona North: 2.6% Secondary - Catholic, Altona North: 1.5% Secondary - Independent, Altona North: 0.9% TAFE, Altona North: 1.6% University, Altona North: 3.5% Other, Altona North: 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, Altona North: +63 Primary school, Altona North: +156 Primary - Government, Altona North: +76 Primary - Catholic, Altona North: +45 Primary - Independent, Altona North: +36 Secondary school, Altona North: +25 Secondary - Government, Altona North: -20 Secondary - Catholic, Altona North: +18 Secondary - Independent, Altona North: +26 TAFE, Altona North: +13 University, Altona North: +117 Other, Altona North: +25
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 Altona North in 2016 compared to Hobsons Bay City shows that there was a lower proportion attending primary school, a lower proportion attending secondary school, and a lower proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 7.0% of the population were attending primary school, 5.0% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 5.1% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 7.8%, 5.5% and 6.2% respectively for Hobsons Bay City.

The major difference between the share of the population attending learning institutions in Altona North and Hobsons Bay City was:

  • A smaller percentage of persons attending University (3.5% compared to 4.8%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Altona North's population increased by 807 people (+7.0%). This represents an average annual change of 1.37% per year over the period.

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

  • Primary school (+156 persons)
  • University (+117 persons)
  • Primary - Government (+76 persons)
  • Pre-school (+63 persons)

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