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Dandenong Foothills Policy Area

Education institution attending

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22% of people in Dandenong Foothills Policy Area attended an educational institution in 2016.

The share of Dandenong Foothills Policy Area'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
Dandenong Foothills Policy Area - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
Pre-school
4691.61.65181.81.6-49
Primary school
2,2937.87.82,2867.88.0+7
Primary - Government
1,7586.05.81,6595.75.8+99
Primary - Catholic
3581.21.34311.51.5-73
Primary - Independent
1760.60.71950.70.7-19
Secondary school
1,9166.56.91,8746.47.4+42
Secondary - Government
1,0973.74.21,0463.64.5+51
Secondary - Catholic
5531.91.75271.81.7+26
Secondary - Independent
2650.91.13001.01.2-35
map this data in atlas.idTAFE5061.71.97252.52.4-219
map this data in atlas.idUniversity1,0103.44.69133.13.9+96
Other
2530.90.92981.00.8-44
map this data in atlas.idNot attending21,43072.772.021,04172.171.6+389
Not stated
1,5935.44.51,5265.24.3+67

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, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 1.6% Primary school, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 7.8% Primary - Government, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 6.0% Primary - Catholic, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 1.2% Primary - Independent, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 0.6% Secondary school, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 6.5% Secondary - Government, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 3.7% Secondary - Catholic, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 1.9% Secondary - Independent, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 0.9% TAFE, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 1.7% University, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 3.4% Other, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 0.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in education institution attending, 2011 to 2016
Change in education institution attending, 2011 to 2016 Pre-school, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -49 Primary school, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +7 Primary - Government, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +99 Primary - Catholic, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -73 Primary - Independent, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -19 Secondary school, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +42 Secondary - Government, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +51 Secondary - Catholic, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +26 Secondary - Independent, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -35 TAFE, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -219 University, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +96 Other, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -44
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 Dandenong Foothills Policy Area in 2016 compared to the City of Knox shows that there was a similar proportion attending primary school, a similar proportion attending secondary school, and a lower proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 7.8% of the population were attending primary school, 6.5% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 5.1% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 7.8%, 6.9% and 6.4% respectively for the City of Knox.

The major difference between the share of the population attending learning institutions in Dandenong Foothills Policy Area and the City of Knox was:

  • A smaller percentage of persons attending University (3.4% compared to 4.6%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area's population increased by 289 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 Dandenong Foothills Policy Area, between 2011 and 2016 were in those who nominated:

  • TAFE (-219 persons)
  • Primary - Government (+99 persons)
  • University (+96 persons)
  • Primary - Catholic (-73 persons)

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