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Education institution attending

24% of people in the City of Knox attended an educational institution in 2011.

The share of the City of Knox'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
City of Knox - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Pre-school
2,3991.61.72,3381.61.6+61
Primary school
11,9088.07.613,2289.07.9-1,320
Primary - Government
8,5935.84.99,6456.65.2-1,052
Primary - Catholic
2,2901.51.72,5371.71.8-247
Primary - Independent
1,0250.70.91,0460.70.9-21
Secondary school
11,0297.46.311,7728.06.5-743
Secondary - Government
6,7294.53.47,6295.23.6-900
Secondary - Catholic
2,5821.71.52,5221.71.5+60
Secondary - Independent
1,7181.21.41,6211.11.4+97
map this data in atlas.idTAFE3,5332.42.23,3922.32.1+141
map this data in atlas.idUniversity5,7983.95.34,6773.24.7+1,121
Other
1,2500.81.01,0450.70.8+205
map this data in atlas.idNot attending106,92571.669.2102,27969.768.2+4,646
Not stated
6,4584.36.68,0075.58.2-1,549

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, Greater Melbourne: 1.7% Primary school, Greater Melbourne: 7.6% Primary - Government, Greater Melbourne: 4.9% Primary - Catholic, Greater Melbourne: 1.7% Primary - Independent, Greater Melbourne: 0.9% Secondary school, Greater Melbourne: 6.3% Secondary - Government, Greater Melbourne: 3.4% Secondary - Catholic, Greater Melbourne: 1.5% Secondary - Independent, Greater Melbourne: 1.4% TAFE, Greater Melbourne: 2.2% University, Greater Melbourne: 5.3% Other, Greater Melbourne: 1.0% Pre-school, City of Knox: 1.6% Primary school, City of Knox: 8.0% Primary - Government, City of Knox: 5.8% Primary - Catholic, City of Knox: 1.5% Primary - Independent, City of Knox: 0.7% Secondary school, City of Knox: 7.4% Secondary - Government, City of Knox: 4.5% Secondary - Catholic, City of Knox: 1.7% Secondary - Independent, City of Knox: 1.2% TAFE, City of Knox: 2.4% University, City of Knox: 3.9% Other, City of Knox: 0.8%
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, City of Knox: +61 Primary school, City of Knox: -1,320 Primary - Government, City of Knox: -1,052 Primary - Catholic, City of Knox: -247 Primary - Independent, City of Knox: -21 Secondary school, City of Knox: -743 Secondary - Government, City of Knox: -900 Secondary - Catholic, City of Knox: +60 Secondary - Independent, City of Knox: +97 TAFE, City of Knox: +141 University, City of Knox: +1,121 Other, City of Knox: +205
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 the City of Knox in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a similar proportion attending primary school, a higher proportion attending secondary school, and a lower proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 8.0% of the population were attending primary school, 7.4% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 6.2% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 7.6%, 6.3% and 7.6% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The major differences between the share of the population attending learning institutions in the City of Knox and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of persons not attending (71.6% compared to 69.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Government secondary school (7.4% compared to 6.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Catholic secondary school (4.5% compared to 3.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending University (3.9% compared to 5.3%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, City of Knox's population increased by 2,562 people (+1.7%). This represents an average annual change of 0.35% per year over the period.

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

  • Primary school (-1,320 persons)
  • University (+1,121 persons)
  • Primary - Government (-1,052 persons)
  • Secondary - Government (-900 persons)

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