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Upper Ferntree Gully

Education institution attending

22% of people in Upper Ferntree Gully attended an educational institution in 2011.

The share of Upper 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
Upper Ferntree Gully - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Pre-school
371.51.6431.71.6-6
Primary school
1797.28.02128.69.0-33
Primary - Government
1335.35.81606.56.6-27
Primary - Catholic
361.41.5351.41.7+1
Primary - Independent
100.40.7170.70.7-7
Secondary school
1676.77.41797.38.0-12
Secondary - Government
873.54.51295.25.2-42
Secondary - Catholic
552.21.7341.41.7+21
Secondary - Independent
251.01.2160.61.1+9
map this data in atlas.idTAFE492.02.4582.42.3-9
map this data in atlas.idUniversity803.23.9562.33.2+24
Other
351.40.8210.90.7+14
map this data in atlas.idNot attending1,79172.071.61,77471.969.7+17
Not stated
1506.04.31235.05.5+27

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, Upper Ferntree Gully: 1.5% Primary school, Upper Ferntree Gully: 7.2% Primary - Government, Upper Ferntree Gully: 5.3% Primary - Catholic, Upper Ferntree Gully: 1.4% Primary - Independent, Upper Ferntree Gully: 0.4% Secondary school, Upper Ferntree Gully: 6.7% Secondary - Government, Upper Ferntree Gully: 3.5% Secondary - Catholic, Upper Ferntree Gully: 2.2% Secondary - Independent, Upper Ferntree Gully: 1.0% TAFE, Upper Ferntree Gully: 2.0% University, Upper Ferntree Gully: 3.2% Other, Upper Ferntree Gully: 1.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011 Pre-school, Upper Ferntree Gully: -6 Primary school, Upper Ferntree Gully: -33 Primary - Government, Upper Ferntree Gully: -27 Primary - Catholic, Upper Ferntree Gully: +1 Primary - Independent, Upper Ferntree Gully: -7 Secondary school, Upper Ferntree Gully: -12 Secondary - Government, Upper Ferntree Gully: -42 Secondary - Catholic, Upper Ferntree Gully: +21 Secondary - Independent, Upper Ferntree Gully: +9 TAFE, Upper Ferntree Gully: -9 University, Upper Ferntree Gully: +24 Other, Upper Ferntree Gully: +14
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 Upper Ferntree Gully 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, 7.2% of the population were attending primary school, 6.7% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 5.2% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 8.0%, 7.4% and 6.2% respectively for the City of Knox.

The major difference between the share of the population attending learning institutions in Upper Ferntree Gully and the City of Knox was:

  • A smaller percentage of persons attending a Catholic secondary school (3.5% compared to 4.5%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Upper Ferntree Gully's population increased by 22 people (+0.9%). This represents an average annual change of 0.18% per year over the period.

There were no major differences in Upper Ferntree Gully between 2006 and 2011.

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