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Education institution attending


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25% of people in Broadmeadows attended an educational institution in 2016.

The share of Broadmeadows'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
Broadmeadows - Total persons (Enumerated)20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%Hume City %Number%Hume City %2011 to 2016
Primary school
Primary - Government
Primary - Catholic
Primary - Independent
Secondary school
Secondary - Government
Secondary - Catholic
Secondary - Independent
map this data in atlas.idTAFE3282.72.13653.52.5-38
map this data in atlas.idUniversity5814.84.33153.03.2+265
map this data in atlas.idNot attending7,36961.367.16,32559.967.1+1,044
Not stated

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, Hume City: 1.6% Primary school, Hume City: 9.1% Primary - Government, Hume City: 5.8% Primary - Catholic, Hume City: 2.1% Primary - Independent, Hume City: 1.2% Secondary school, Hume City: 7.3% Secondary - Government, Hume City: 4.3% Secondary - Catholic, Hume City: 1.6% Secondary - Independent, Hume City: 1.4% TAFE, Hume City: 2.1% University, Hume City: 4.3% Other, Hume City: 1.4% Pre-school, Broadmeadows: 1.1% Primary school, Broadmeadows: 8.2% Primary - Government, Broadmeadows: 5.5% Primary - Catholic, Broadmeadows: 1.3% Primary - Independent, Broadmeadows: 1.5% Secondary school, Broadmeadows: 6.3% Secondary - Government, Broadmeadows: 3.9% Secondary - Catholic, Broadmeadows: 0.9% Secondary - Independent, Broadmeadows: 1.5% TAFE, Broadmeadows: 2.7% University, Broadmeadows: 4.8% Other, Broadmeadows: 2.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.
Change in education institution attending, 2011 to 2016
Change in education institution attending, 2011 to 2016 Pre-school, Broadmeadows: -13 Primary school, Broadmeadows: +128 Primary - Government, Broadmeadows: +109 Primary - Catholic, Broadmeadows: -21 Primary - Independent, Broadmeadows: +40 Secondary school, Broadmeadows: -1 Secondary - Government, Broadmeadows: -33 Secondary - Catholic, Broadmeadows: -3 Secondary - Independent, Broadmeadows: +35 TAFE, Broadmeadows: -38 University, Broadmeadows: +265 Other, Broadmeadows: +105
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the share of the population attending educational institutions in Broadmeadows in 2016 compared to Hume 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, 8.2% of the population were attending primary school, 6.3% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 7.6% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 9.1%, 7.3% and 6.5% respectively for Hume City.

The major difference between the share of the population attending learning institutions in Broadmeadows and Hume City was:

  • A smaller percentage of persons not attending (61.3% compared to 67.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Broadmeadows's population increased by 1,473 people (+14.0%). This represents an average annual change of 2.65% per year over the period.

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

  • University (+265 persons)
  • Primary school (+128 persons)
  • Primary - Government (+109 persons)

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