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Education institution attending


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27% of people in Liverpool City attended an educational institution in 2016.

The share of Liverpool City'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
Liverpool City - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
Primary school
Primary - Government
Primary - Catholic
Primary - Independent
Secondary school
Secondary - Government
Secondary - Catholic
Secondary - Independent
map this data in atlas.idTAFE4,1092.01.94,7042.62.4-595
map this data in atlas.idUniversity9,4384.66.16,6163.75.2+2,822
map this data in atlas.idNot attending134,28165.768.3118,15465.668.3+16,127
Not stated

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, Greater Sydney: 1.7% Primary school, Greater Sydney: 8.1% Primary - Government, Greater Sydney: 5.5% Primary - Catholic, Greater Sydney: 1.6% Primary - Independent, Greater Sydney: 1.0% Secondary school, Greater Sydney: 6.3% Secondary - Government, Greater Sydney: 3.4% Secondary - Catholic, Greater Sydney: 1.7% Secondary - Independent, Greater Sydney: 1.2% TAFE, Greater Sydney: 1.9% University, Greater Sydney: 6.1% Other, Greater Sydney: 1.0% Pre-school, Liverpool City: 1.7% Primary school, Liverpool City: 9.5% Primary - Government, Liverpool City: 6.1% Primary - Catholic, Liverpool City: 2.0% Primary - Independent, Liverpool City: 1.4% Secondary school, Liverpool City: 7.8% Secondary - Government, Liverpool City: 4.5% Secondary - Catholic, Liverpool City: 2.1% Secondary - Independent, Liverpool City: 1.2% TAFE, Liverpool City: 2.0% University, Liverpool City: 4.6% Other, Liverpool City: 0.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.
Change in education institution attending, 2011 to 2016
Change in education institution attending, 2011 to 2016 Pre-school, Liverpool City: +308 Primary school, Liverpool City: +2,274 Primary - Government, Liverpool City: +1,510 Primary - Catholic, Liverpool City: +376 Primary - Independent, Liverpool City: +388 Secondary school, Liverpool City: +1,847 Secondary - Government, Liverpool City: +677 Secondary - Catholic, Liverpool City: +618 Secondary - Independent, Liverpool City: +552 TAFE, Liverpool City: -595 University, Liverpool City: +2,822 Other, Liverpool City: +674
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the share of the population attending educational institutions in Liverpool City in 2016 compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a higher proportion attending primary school, a higher proportion attending secondary school, and a lower proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 9.5% of the population were attending primary school, 7.8% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 6.6% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 8.1%, 6.3% and 8.0% respectively for Greater Sydney.

The major differences between the share of the population attending learning institutions in Liverpool City and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Government secondary school (7.8% compared to 6.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Government primary school (9.5% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons not attending (65.7% compared to 68.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending University (4.6% compared to 6.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Liverpool City's population increased by 24,180 people (+13.4%). This represents an average annual change of 2.55% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the number of persons attending education institutions in Liverpool City, between 2011 and 2016 were in those who nominated:

  • University (+2,822 persons)
  • Primary school (+2,274 persons)
  • Secondary school (+1,847 persons)
  • Primary - Government (+1,510 persons)

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