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Education institution attending

20% of people in Boronia attended an educational institution in 2011.

The share of Boronia'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
Boronia - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Pre-school
3461.71.62981.51.6+48
Primary school
1,4186.88.01,5437.69.0-124
Primary - Government
1,0905.25.81,2286.06.6-137
Primary - Catholic
2361.11.52301.11.7+7
Primary - Independent
920.40.7860.40.7+6
Secondary school
1,1365.47.41,2666.28.0-131
Secondary - Government
8253.94.59294.65.2-104
Secondary - Catholic
1760.81.72181.11.7-42
Secondary - Independent
1340.61.21200.61.1+15
map this data in atlas.idTAFE5402.62.45022.52.3+38
map this data in atlas.idUniversity6393.13.94322.13.2+207
Other
1810.90.81730.90.7+7
map this data in atlas.idNot attending15,49474.171.614,78272.769.7+711
Not stated
1,1475.54.31,3346.65.5-186

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, 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% Pre-school, Boronia: 1.7% Primary school, Boronia: 6.8% Primary - Government, Boronia: 5.2% Primary - Catholic, Boronia: 1.1% Primary - Independent, Boronia: 0.4% Secondary school, Boronia: 5.4% Secondary - Government, Boronia: 3.9% Secondary - Catholic, Boronia: 0.8% Secondary - Independent, Boronia: 0.6% TAFE, Boronia: 2.6% University, Boronia: 3.1% Other, Boronia: 0.9%
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, Boronia: +48 Primary school, Boronia: -124 Primary - Government, Boronia: -137 Primary - Catholic, Boronia: +7 Primary - Independent, Boronia: +6 Secondary school, Boronia: -131 Secondary - Government, Boronia: -104 Secondary - Catholic, Boronia: -42 Secondary - Independent, Boronia: +15 TAFE, Boronia: +38 University, Boronia: +207 Other, Boronia: +7
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 Boronia in 2011 compared to the City of Knox shows that there was a lower proportion attending primary school, a lower proportion attending secondary school, and a lower proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 6.8% of the population were attending primary school, 5.4% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 5.6% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 8.0%, 7.4% and 6.2% respectively for the City of Knox.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons not attending (74.1% compared to 71.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending a Government secondary school (5.4% compared to 7.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending a Government primary school (6.8% compared to 8.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Boronia's population increased by 568 people (+2.8%). This represents an average annual change of 0.55% per year over the period.

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

  • University (+207 persons)
  • Primary - Government (-137 persons)
  • Secondary school (-131 persons)
  • Primary school (-124 persons)

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