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Education institution attending


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29% of people in Lysterfield attended an educational institution in 2016.

The share of Lysterfield'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
Lysterfield - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
Primary school
Primary - Government
Primary - Catholic
Primary - Independent
Secondary school
Secondary - Government
Secondary - Catholic
Secondary - Independent
map this data in atlas.idTAFE981.51.91682.62.4-70
map this data in atlas.idUniversity4006.14.62513.93.9+150
map this data in atlas.idNot attending4,33166.272.04,25965.571.6+72
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, 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, Lysterfield: 1.3% Primary school, Lysterfield: 9.1% Primary - Government, Lysterfield: 6.5% Primary - Catholic, Lysterfield: 1.6% Primary - Independent, Lysterfield: 1.1% Secondary school, Lysterfield: 10.1% Secondary - Government, Lysterfield: 3.7% Secondary - Catholic, Lysterfield: 3.8% Secondary - Independent, Lysterfield: 2.6% TAFE, Lysterfield: 1.5% University, Lysterfield: 6.1% Other, Lysterfield: 0.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence 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, Lysterfield: -10 Primary school, Lysterfield: -107 Primary - Government, Lysterfield: -25 Primary - Catholic, Lysterfield: -32 Primary - Independent, Lysterfield: -49 Secondary school, Lysterfield: -52 Secondary - Government, Lysterfield: -61 Secondary - Catholic, Lysterfield: +23 Secondary - Independent, Lysterfield: -14 TAFE, Lysterfield: -70 University, Lysterfield: +150 Other, Lysterfield: -5
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the share of the population attending educational institutions in Lysterfield in 2016 compared to the City of Knox shows that there was a higher proportion attending primary school, a higher proportion attending secondary school, and a higher proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 9.1% of the population were attending primary school, 10.1% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 7.6% 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 Lysterfield and the City of Knox were:

  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Government secondary school (10.1% compared to 6.9%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending and independent secondary school (3.8% compared to 1.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending University (6.1% compared to 4.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons not attending (66.2% compared to 72.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Lysterfield's population increased by 33 people (+0.5%). This represents an average annual change of 0.1% per year over the period.

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

  • University (+150 persons)
  • Primary school (-107 persons)
  • TAFE (-70 persons)
  • Secondary - Government (-61 persons)

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