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Education institution attending

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24% of people in the City of Knox attended an educational institution in 2016.

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)20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
Pre-school
2,4231.61.62,3991.61.7+24
Primary school
11,9837.87.911,9088.07.6+75
Primary - Government
8,8635.85.38,5935.84.9+270
Primary - Catholic
2,0281.31.72,2901.51.7-262
Primary - Independent
1,0920.70.91,0250.70.9+67
Secondary school
10,5916.96.111,0297.46.3-438
Secondary - Government
6,3984.23.36,7294.53.4-331
Secondary - Catholic
2,5601.71.42,5821.71.5-22
Secondary - Independent
1,6331.11.31,7181.21.4-85
map this data in atlas.idTAFE2,8521.91.83,5332.42.2-681
map this data in atlas.idUniversity7,0174.66.45,7983.95.3+1,219
Other
1,3730.91.11,2500.81.0+123
map this data in atlas.idNot attending110,99972.068.6106,92571.669.2+4,074
Not stated
6,8874.56.46,4584.36.6+429

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, Greater Melbourne: 1.6% Primary school, Greater Melbourne: 7.9% Primary - Government, Greater Melbourne: 5.3% Primary - Catholic, Greater Melbourne: 1.7% Primary - Independent, Greater Melbourne: 0.9% Secondary school, Greater Melbourne: 6.1% Secondary - Government, Greater Melbourne: 3.3% Secondary - Catholic, Greater Melbourne: 1.4% Secondary - Independent, Greater Melbourne: 1.3% TAFE, Greater Melbourne: 1.8% University, Greater Melbourne: 6.4% Other, Greater Melbourne: 1.1% Pre-school, City of Knox: 1.6% Primary school, City of Knox: 7.8% Primary - Government, City of Knox: 5.8% Primary - Catholic, City of Knox: 1.3% Primary - Independent, City of Knox: 0.7% Secondary school, City of Knox: 6.9% Secondary - Government, City of Knox: 4.2% Secondary - Catholic, City of Knox: 1.7% Secondary - Independent, City of Knox: 1.1% TAFE, City of Knox: 1.9% University, City of Knox: 4.6% Other, City of Knox: 0.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in education institution attending, 2011 to 2016
Change in education institution attending, 2011 to 2016 Pre-school, City of Knox: +24 Primary school, City of Knox: +75 Primary - Government, City of Knox: +270 Primary - Catholic, City of Knox: -262 Primary - Independent, City of Knox: +67 Secondary school, City of Knox: -438 Secondary - Government, City of Knox: -331 Secondary - Catholic, City of Knox: -22 Secondary - Independent, City of Knox: -85 TAFE, City of Knox: -681 University, City of Knox: +1,219 Other, City of Knox: +123
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 2016 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, 7.8% of the population were attending primary school, 6.9% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 6.4% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 7.9%, 6.1% and 8.2% 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 (72.0% compared to 68.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending University (4.6% compared to 6.4%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, City of Knox's population increased by 4,825 people (+3.2%). This represents an average annual change of 0.64% per year over the period.

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

  • University (+1,219 persons)
  • TAFE (-681 persons)
  • Secondary school (-438 persons)
  • Secondary - Government (-331 persons)

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