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Non-English speakers - Education institution attending

In 2011, 23.0% of the City of Knox's non-English speaking population attended an educational institution.

The share of the City of Knox's non-English speaking population attending educational institutions reflects the age structure of the population, the year of migration and the reason for migration. Areas with an older migrant population are likely to have low rates of educational attendance, though there may be some among second and third generations within the community.

Some areas attract a lot of overseas students from non-English speaking countries, and these areas could be expected to have very high rates of educational attendance, particularly for universities.

To complete this story, the City of Knox's educational attendance information needs to be viewed in conjunction with the Age Structure and Qualification topics.

Derived from the Census question:

'What type of educational institution is the person attending?'

People speaking a language other than English at home

Education institution attending
City of Knox - Non-English speakers20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%Greater MelbourneNumber%Greater Melbourne2006 to 2011
Attending7,25123.024.76,05823.324.1+1,193
Pre-school3691.21.33221.21.2+47
Primary school1,9856.36.01,8757.26.4+110
Secondary school2,1456.85.71,8087.05.9+337
TAFE7062.22.86342.42.7+72
University1,7165.47.21,2074.66.7+509
Other3301.01.72120.81.2+118
Not attending23,49174.471.719,04373.371.4+4,448
Not stated8212.63.68783.44.6-57

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 Attending, Greater Melbourne: 24.7% Pre-school, Greater Melbourne: 1.3% Primary school, Greater Melbourne: 6.0% Secondary school, Greater Melbourne: 5.7% TAFE, Greater Melbourne: 2.8% University, Greater Melbourne: 7.2% Other, Greater Melbourne: 1.7% Not attending, Greater Melbourne: 71.7% Not stated, Greater Melbourne: 3.6% Attending, City of Knox: 23.0% Pre-school, City of Knox: 1.2% Primary school, City of Knox: 6.3% Secondary school, City of Knox: 6.8% TAFE, City of Knox: 2.2% University, City of Knox: 5.4% Other, City of Knox: 1.0% Not attending, City of Knox: 74.4% Not stated, City of Knox: 2.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in atlas.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011 Attending, City of Knox: +1,193 Pre-school, City of Knox: +47 Primary school, City of Knox: +110 Secondary school, City of Knox: +337 TAFE, City of Knox: +72 University, City of Knox: +509 Other, City of Knox: +118 Not attending, City of Knox: +4,448 Not stated, City of Knox: -57
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in atlas.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the share of the non-English speaking population attending educational institutions in the City of Knox in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a similar proportion attending primary school, a higher proportion attending secondary school, and a lower proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 6.3% of the non-English speaking population were attending primary school, 6.8% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 7.7% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 6.0%, 5.7% and 10.0% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The major differences between the share of the non-English speaking population attending learning institutions in the City of Knox and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of people not attending any educational institutions (74.4% compared to 71.7%)
  • A larger percentage of people attending a secondary school (6.8% compared to 5.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people attending University (5.4% compared to 7.2%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, City of Knox's non-English speaking population increased by 5,584 people (+21.5%). This represents an average annual change of 3.97% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the non-English speaking population attending education institutions in the City of Knox, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Not attending (+4,448 persons)
  • University (+509 persons)
  • Secondary school (+337 persons)
  • Other (+118 persons)