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Rowville (Central)
Education institution attending

27% of people in Rowville (Central) attended an educational institution in 2011.

The share of Rowville (Central)'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
Rowville (Central) - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Primary school
Primary - Government
Primary - Catholic
Primary - Independent
Secondary school
Secondary - Government
Secondary - Catholic
Secondary - Independent
map this data in atlas.idTAFE3972.62.43672.42.3+30
map this data in atlas.idUniversity6894.53.95853.73.2+104
map this data in atlas.idNot attending10,50968.971.610,16965.169.7+340
Not stated

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, Rowville (Central): 1.6% Primary school, Rowville (Central): 8.2% Primary - Government, Rowville (Central): 5.8% Primary - Catholic, Rowville (Central): 1.9% Primary - Independent, Rowville (Central): 0.5% Secondary school, Rowville (Central): 9.4% Secondary - Government, Rowville (Central): 5.4% Secondary - Catholic, Rowville (Central): 2.7% Secondary - Independent, Rowville (Central): 1.3% TAFE, Rowville (Central): 2.6% University, Rowville (Central): 4.5% Other, Rowville (Central): 1.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011 Pre-school, Rowville (Central): +12 Primary school, Rowville (Central): -390 Primary - Government, Rowville (Central): -246 Primary - Catholic, Rowville (Central): -104 Primary - Independent, Rowville (Central): -40 Secondary school, Rowville (Central): -158 Secondary - Government, Rowville (Central): -183 Secondary - Catholic, Rowville (Central): +12 Secondary - Independent, Rowville (Central): +13 TAFE, Rowville (Central): +30 University, Rowville (Central): +104 Other, Rowville (Central): +70
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (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 Rowville (Central) in 2011 compared to the City of Knox shows that there was a similar proportion attending primary school, a higher proportion attending secondary school, and a higher proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 8.2% of the population were attending primary school, 9.4% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 7.1% 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 Rowville (Central) and the City of Knox were:

  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Government secondary school (9.4% compared to 7.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons not attending (68.9% compared to 71.6%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Rowville (Central)'s population decreased by 368 people (+2.4%). This represents an average annual change of -0.48% per year over the period.

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

  • Primary school (-390 persons)
  • Primary - Government (-246 persons)
  • Secondary - Government (-183 persons)
  • Secondary school (-158 persons)

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