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Laverton

Education institution attending

24% of people in Laverton attended an educational institution in 2011.

The share of Laverton'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
Laverton - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
Pre-school
310.71.6471.11.6-16
Primary school
2555.77.03137.37.8-58
Primary - Government
1643.74.61944.55.0-30
Primary - Catholic
761.71.91092.52.2-33
Primary - Independent
160.40.5100.20.6+6
Secondary school
2215.05.92766.46.2-55
Secondary - Government
1794.03.31994.63.5-20
Secondary - Catholic
320.71.8681.61.9-36
Secondary - Independent
100.20.890.20.8+1
map this data in atlas.idTAFE1944.41.9791.81.7+115
map this data in atlas.idUniversity1944.34.2912.13.2+103
Other
1723.91.1411.00.9+131
map this data in atlas.idNot attending2,98466.971.12,83966.270.2+145
Not stated
4079.17.160014.08.3-193

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, Laverton: 0.7% Primary school, Laverton: 5.7% Primary - Government, Laverton: 3.7% Primary - Catholic, Laverton: 1.7% Primary - Independent, Laverton: 0.4% Secondary school, Laverton: 5.0% Secondary - Government, Laverton: 4.0% Secondary - Catholic, Laverton: 0.7% Secondary - Independent, Laverton: 0.2% TAFE, Laverton: 4.4% University, Laverton: 4.3% Other, Laverton: 3.9%
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, Laverton: -16 Primary school, Laverton: -58 Primary - Government, Laverton: -30 Primary - Catholic, Laverton: -33 Primary - Independent, Laverton: +6 Secondary school, Laverton: -55 Secondary - Government, Laverton: -20 Secondary - Catholic, Laverton: -36 Secondary - Independent, Laverton: +1 TAFE, Laverton: +115 University, Laverton: +103 Other, Laverton: +131
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 Laverton 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 higher proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 5.7% of the population were attending primary school, 5.0% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 8.7% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 7.0%, 5.9% and 6.1% respectively for Hobsons Bay City.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons attending 'other' tertiary institutes (3.9% compared to 1.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending TAFE (4.4% compared to 1.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons not attending (66.9% compared to 71.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending a Government primary school (5.7% compared to 7.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Laverton's population increased by 173 people (+4.0%). This represents an average annual change of 0.79% per year over the period.

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

  • TAFE (+115 persons)
  • University (+103 persons)
  • Primary school (-58 persons)
  • Secondary school (-55 persons)

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