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Wantirna South

Education institution attending

25% of people in Wantirna South attended an educational institution in 2011.

The share of Wantirna South'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
Wantirna South - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Pre-school
2031.11.62421.31.6-39
Primary school
1,2387.08.01,4217.99.0-183
Primary - Government
7774.45.88754.96.6-98
Primary - Catholic
2541.41.53101.71.7-56
Primary - Independent
2071.20.72361.30.7-29
Secondary school
1,4308.07.41,7339.78.0-303
Secondary - Government
7374.14.59385.25.2-201
Secondary - Catholic
3151.81.73732.11.7-58
Secondary - Independent
3772.11.24222.41.1-45
map this data in atlas.idTAFE3772.12.44052.32.3-28
map this data in atlas.idUniversity1,0105.73.98714.93.2+139
Other
1320.70.81290.70.7+3
map this data in atlas.idNot attending12,70471.571.612,26968.469.7+435
Not stated
6773.84.38804.95.5-203

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, Wantirna South: 1.1% Primary school, Wantirna South: 7.0% Primary - Government, Wantirna South: 4.4% Primary - Catholic, Wantirna South: 1.4% Primary - Independent, Wantirna South: 1.2% Secondary school, Wantirna South: 8.0% Secondary - Government, Wantirna South: 4.1% Secondary - Catholic, Wantirna South: 1.8% Secondary - Independent, Wantirna South: 2.1% TAFE, Wantirna South: 2.1% University, Wantirna South: 5.7% Other, Wantirna South: 0.7%
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, Wantirna South: -39 Primary school, Wantirna South: -183 Primary - Government, Wantirna South: -98 Primary - Catholic, Wantirna South: -56 Primary - Independent, Wantirna South: -29 Secondary school, Wantirna South: -303 Secondary - Government, Wantirna South: -201 Secondary - Catholic, Wantirna South: -58 Secondary - Independent, Wantirna South: -45 TAFE, Wantirna South: -28 University, Wantirna South: +139 Other, Wantirna South: +3
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 Wantirna South in 2011 compared to the City of Knox shows that there was a lower proportion attending primary school, a higher proportion attending secondary school, and a higher proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 7.0% of the population were attending primary school, 8.0% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 7.8% 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 Wantirna South and the City of Knox were:

  • A larger percentage of persons attending University (5.7% compared to 3.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending a Catholic primary school (4.4% compared to 5.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending a Government primary school (7.0% compared to 8.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Wantirna South's population decreased by 180 people (+1.0%). This represents an average annual change of -0.2% per year over the period.

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

  • Secondary school (-303 persons)
  • Secondary - Government (-201 persons)
  • Primary school (-183 persons)
  • University (+139 persons)

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