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Education institution attending

25% of people in Williamstown attended an educational institution in 2011.

The share of Williamstown'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
Williamstown - 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.idTAFE1681.61.91551.51.7+14
map this data in atlas.idUniversity5204.94.24204.13.2+100
map this data in atlas.idNot attending7,36269.571.17,05569.470.2+306
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, Williamstown: 2.0% Primary school, Williamstown: 8.3% Primary - Government, Williamstown: 6.1% Primary - Catholic, Williamstown: 1.4% Primary - Independent, Williamstown: 0.8% Secondary school, Williamstown: 7.1% Secondary - Government, Williamstown: 3.7% Secondary - Catholic, Williamstown: 1.5% Secondary - Independent, Williamstown: 2.0% TAFE, Williamstown: 1.6% University, Williamstown: 4.9% Other, Williamstown: 0.9%
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, Williamstown: -7 Primary school, Williamstown: +60 Primary - Government, Williamstown: +102 Primary - Catholic, Williamstown: -40 Primary - Independent, Williamstown: -2 Secondary school, Williamstown: +91 Secondary - Government, Williamstown: +97 Secondary - Catholic, Williamstown: -17 Secondary - Independent, Williamstown: +12 TAFE, Williamstown: +14 University, Williamstown: +100 Other, Williamstown: -7
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 Williamstown in 2011 compared to Hobsons Bay City shows that there was a higher proportion attending primary school, a higher proportion attending secondary school, and a similar proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 8.3% of the population were attending primary school, 7.1% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 6.5% 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 Williamstown and Hobsons Bay City were:

  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Catholic primary school (6.1% compared to 4.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Government primary school (8.3% compared to 7.0%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Government secondary school (7.1% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons not attending (69.5% compared to 71.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Williamstown's population increased by 427 people (+4.2%). This represents an average annual change of 0.83% per year over the period.

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

  • Primary - Government (+102 persons)
  • University (+100 persons)
  • Secondary - Government (+97 persons)
  • Secondary school (+91 persons)

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