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Altona North

Education institution attending

18% of people in Altona North attended an educational institution in 2011.

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)20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
Pre-school
1551.31.61351.21.6+20
Primary school
7116.27.07897.27.8-79
Primary - Government
4614.04.64974.55.0-36
Primary - Catholic
1741.51.91861.72.2-13
Primary - Independent
750.70.51061.00.6-30
Secondary school
5905.15.95815.36.2+9
Secondary - Government
3382.93.33753.43.5-37
Secondary - Catholic
1721.51.81481.31.9+24
Secondary - Independent
810.70.8580.50.8+22
map this data in atlas.idTAFE1781.51.91471.31.7+31
map this data in atlas.idUniversity3142.74.22232.03.2+92
Other
1101.01.1830.80.9+28
map this data in atlas.idNot attending8,14870.871.17,87571.970.2+273
Not stated
1,30011.37.11,12410.38.3+177

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 North: 1.3% Primary school, Altona North: 6.2% Primary - Government, Altona North: 4.0% Primary - Catholic, Altona North: 1.5% Primary - Independent, Altona North: 0.7% Secondary school, Altona North: 5.1% Secondary - Government, Altona North: 2.9% Secondary - Catholic, Altona North: 1.5% Secondary - Independent, Altona North: 0.7% TAFE, Altona North: 1.5% University, Altona North: 2.7% Other, Altona North: 1.0%
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, Altona North: +20 Primary school, Altona North: -79 Primary - Government, Altona North: -36 Primary - Catholic, Altona North: -13 Primary - Independent, Altona North: -30 Secondary school, Altona North: +9 Secondary - Government, Altona North: -37 Secondary - Catholic, Altona North: +24 Secondary - Independent, Altona North: +22 TAFE, Altona North: +31 University, Altona North: +92 Other, Altona North: +28
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 Altona North in 2011 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, 6.2% of the population were attending primary school, 5.1% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 4.3% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 7.0%, 5.9% and 6.1% 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 (2.7% compared to 4.2%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Altona North's population increased by 549 people (+5.0%). This represents an average annual change of 0.98% per year over the period.

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

  • University (+92 persons)
  • Primary school (-79 persons)

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