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Education institution attending

28% of people in Rowville attended an educational institution in 2011.

The share of Rowville'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 - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Pre-school
6461.91.66101.81.6+36
Primary school
3,2949.78.03,84611.49.0-552
Primary - Government
2,3106.85.82,7348.16.6-423
Primary - Catholic
7322.21.58192.41.7-87
Primary - Independent
2510.70.72930.90.7-41
Secondary school
3,1709.37.43,1889.48.0-18
Secondary - Government
1,7645.24.51,9705.85.2-205
Secondary - Catholic
9482.81.77972.41.7+151
Secondary - Independent
4581.31.24221.21.1+37
map this data in atlas.idTAFE7612.22.47042.12.3+57
map this data in atlas.idUniversity1,4504.33.91,1513.43.2+299
Other
2690.80.82240.70.7+45
map this data in atlas.idNot attending23,10667.971.622,30565.969.7+802
Not stated
1,3093.84.31,8065.35.5-497

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: 1.9% Primary school, Rowville: 9.7% Primary - Government, Rowville: 6.8% Primary - Catholic, Rowville: 2.2% Primary - Independent, Rowville: 0.7% Secondary school, Rowville: 9.3% Secondary - Government, Rowville: 5.2% Secondary - Catholic, Rowville: 2.8% Secondary - Independent, Rowville: 1.3% TAFE, Rowville: 2.2% University, Rowville: 4.3% Other, Rowville: 0.8%
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, Rowville: +36 Primary school, Rowville: -552 Primary - Government, Rowville: -423 Primary - Catholic, Rowville: -87 Primary - Independent, Rowville: -41 Secondary school, Rowville: -18 Secondary - Government, Rowville: -205 Secondary - Catholic, Rowville: +151 Secondary - Independent, Rowville: +37 TAFE, Rowville: +57 University, Rowville: +299 Other, Rowville: +45
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 Rowville in 2011 compared to the City of Knox shows that there was a higher proportion attending primary school, a higher proportion attending secondary school, and a similar proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 9.7% of the population were attending primary school, 9.3% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 6.5% 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 and the City of Knox were:

  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Government secondary school (9.3% compared to 7.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Government primary school (9.7% compared to 8.0%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending and independent secondary school (2.8% compared to 1.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons not attending (67.9% compared to 71.6%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Rowville's population increased by 169 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 Rowville, between 2006 and 2011 were in those who nominated:

  • Primary school (-552 persons)
  • Primary - Government (-423 persons)
  • University (+299 persons)
  • Secondary - Government (-205 persons)

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