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Education institution attending

26% of people in Liverpool City attended an educational institution in 2011.

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)20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Primary school
Primary - Government
Primary - Catholic
Primary - Independent
Secondary school
Secondary - Government
Secondary - Catholic
Secondary - Independent
map this data in atlas.idTAFE4,7042.62.44,3422.62.5+362
map this data in atlas.idUniversity6,6163.75.24,1012.54.4+2,515
map this data in atlas.idNot attending118,15465.668.3106,81364.967.0+11,341
Not stated

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, Greater Sydney: 1.8% Primary school, Greater Sydney: 7.8% Primary - Government, Greater Sydney: 5.2% Primary - Catholic, Greater Sydney: 1.7% Primary - Independent, Greater Sydney: 1.0% Secondary school, Greater Sydney: 6.4% Secondary - Government, Greater Sydney: 3.6% Secondary - Catholic, Greater Sydney: 1.7% Secondary - Independent, Greater Sydney: 1.2% TAFE, Greater Sydney: 2.4% University, Greater Sydney: 5.2% Other, Greater Sydney: 0.9% Pre-school, Liverpool City: 1.8% Primary school, Liverpool City: 9.5% Primary - Government, Liverpool City: 6.0% Primary - Catholic, Liverpool City: 2.1% Primary - Independent, Liverpool City: 1.3% Secondary school, Liverpool City: 7.9% Secondary - Government, Liverpool City: 4.8% Secondary - Catholic, Liverpool City: 2.0% Secondary - Independent, Liverpool City: 1.1% TAFE, Liverpool City: 2.6% University, Liverpool City: 3.7% Other, Liverpool City: 0.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011 Pre-school, Liverpool City: +212 Primary school, Liverpool City: +295 Primary - Government, Liverpool City: -224 Primary - Catholic, Liverpool City: -7 Primary - Independent, Liverpool City: +526 Secondary school, Liverpool City: +2,029 Secondary - Government, Liverpool City: +876 Secondary - Catholic, Liverpool City: +634 Secondary - Independent, Liverpool City: +519 TAFE, Liverpool City: +362 University, Liverpool City: +2,515 Other, Liverpool City: +191
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (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 2011 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, 7.9% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 6.3% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 7.8%, 6.4% and 7.6% 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 primary school (9.5% compared to 7.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Government secondary school (7.9% compared to 6.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons not attending (65.6% compared to 68.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending University (3.7% compared to 5.2%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Liverpool City's population increased by 15,541 people (+9.4%). This represents an average annual change of 1.82% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the number of persons attending education institutions in Liverpool City, between 2006 and 2011 were in those who nominated:

  • University (+2,515 persons)
  • Secondary school (+2,029 persons)
  • Secondary - Government (+876 persons)
  • Secondary - Catholic (+634 persons)

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