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Ferntree Gully

Education institution attending

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

22% of people in Ferntree Gully attended an educational institution in 2016.

The share of Ferntree Gully'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
Ferntree Gully - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
Pre-school
4201.61.64501.71.6-30
Primary school
1,9937.67.82,0247.88.0-31
Primary - Government
1,6006.15.81,5666.05.8+34
Primary - Catholic
2651.01.33331.31.5-68
Primary - Independent
1270.50.71240.50.7+3
Secondary school
1,6946.46.91,7226.67.4-28
Secondary - Government
1,0974.24.21,1564.44.5-58
Secondary - Catholic
4291.61.74031.61.7+27
Secondary - Independent
1670.61.11630.61.2+4
map this data in atlas.idTAFE5041.91.96832.62.4-179
map this data in atlas.idUniversity8903.44.67783.03.9+112
Other
2460.90.92851.10.8-39
map this data in atlas.idNot attending19,40373.672.018,90672.771.6+497
Not stated
1,1984.54.51,1484.44.3+49

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, 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% Pre-school, Ferntree Gully: 1.6% Primary school, Ferntree Gully: 7.6% Primary - Government, Ferntree Gully: 6.1% Primary - Catholic, Ferntree Gully: 1.0% Primary - Independent, Ferntree Gully: 0.5% Secondary school, Ferntree Gully: 6.4% Secondary - Government, Ferntree Gully: 4.2% Secondary - Catholic, Ferntree Gully: 1.6% Secondary - Independent, Ferntree Gully: 0.6% TAFE, Ferntree Gully: 1.9% University, Ferntree Gully: 3.4% Other, Ferntree Gully: 0.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
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Change in education institution attending, 2011 to 2016
Change in education institution attending, 2011 to 2016 Pre-school, Ferntree Gully: -30 Primary school, Ferntree Gully: -31 Primary - Government, Ferntree Gully: +34 Primary - Catholic, Ferntree Gully: -68 Primary - Independent, Ferntree Gully: +3 Secondary school, Ferntree Gully: -28 Secondary - Government, Ferntree Gully: -58 Secondary - Catholic, Ferntree Gully: +27 Secondary - Independent, Ferntree Gully: +4 TAFE, Ferntree Gully: -179 University, Ferntree Gully: +112 Other, Ferntree Gully: -39
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 Ferntree Gully in 2016 compared to the City of Knox shows that there was a similar proportion attending primary school, a similar proportion attending secondary school, and a lower proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 7.6% of the population were attending primary school, 6.4% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 5.3% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 7.8%, 6.9% and 6.4% respectively for the City of Knox.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons not attending (73.6% compared to 72.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending University (3.4% compared to 4.6%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Ferntree Gully's population increased by 351 people (+1.4%). This represents an average annual change of 0.27% per year over the period.

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

  • TAFE (-179 persons)
  • University (+112 persons)
  • Primary - Catholic (-68 persons)
  • Secondary - Government (-58 persons)

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