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Dandenong Foothills Policy Area

Education institution attending

23% of people in Dandenong Foothills Policy Area attended an educational institution in 2011.

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)20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Pre-school
5171.81.64621.61.6+55
Primary school
2,2827.88.02,4618.69.0-179
Primary - Government
1,6555.75.81,7936.36.6-137
Primary - Catholic
4311.51.54831.71.7-51
Primary - Independent
1950.70.71850.60.7+10
Secondary school
1,8716.47.42,0947.38.0-223
Secondary - Government
1,0453.64.51,3444.75.2-299
Secondary - Catholic
5271.81.74981.71.7+29
Secondary - Independent
3001.01.22520.91.1+48
map this data in atlas.idTAFE7242.52.46922.42.3+32
map this data in atlas.idUniversity9133.13.96882.43.2+225
Other
2981.00.82260.80.7+71
map this data in atlas.idNot attending21,01272.171.620,30871.169.7+704
Not stated
1,5255.24.31,6465.85.5-121

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, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 1.8% Primary school, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 7.8% Primary - Government, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 5.7% Primary - Catholic, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 1.5% Primary - Independent, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 0.7% Secondary school, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 6.4% Secondary - Government, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 3.6% Secondary - Catholic, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 1.8% Secondary - Independent, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 1.0% TAFE, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 2.5% University, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 3.1% Other, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 1.0%
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, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +55 Primary school, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -179 Primary - Government, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -137 Primary - Catholic, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -51 Primary - Independent, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +10 Secondary school, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -223 Secondary - Government, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -299 Secondary - Catholic, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +29 Secondary - Independent, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +48 TAFE, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +32 University, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +225 Other, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +71
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 Dandenong Foothills Policy Area in 2011 compared to the City of Knox shows that there was a similar proportion attending primary school, a lower proportion attending secondary school, and a lower proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 7.8% of the population were attending primary school, 6.4% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 5.6% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 8.0%, 7.4% and 6.2% respectively for the City of Knox.

There were no major differences between Dandenong Foothills Policy Area and City of Knox in 2011.

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area's population increased by 565 people (+2.0%). This represents an average annual change of 0.39% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the number of persons attending education institutions in Dandenong Foothills Policy Area, between 2006 and 2011 were in those who nominated:

  • Secondary - Government (-299 persons)
  • University (+225 persons)
  • Secondary school (-223 persons)
  • Primary school (-179 persons)

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