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Life-stages - Education institution attending

In 2011, 21.4% of the City of Maroondah's population aged 0 to 4 years attended an educational institution.

The share of particular age groups attending education is a particularly important socio-economic characteristic, when applied to age groups under 25.

Typically, the ages at which people are likely to attend particular education is as follows:

  • 0 to 5 - pre-school
  • 5 to 11 - primary school
  • 12 to 17 - secondary school
  • 18 to 24 - TAFE and university
  • 25 or older - mature age students

Significantly lower rates of school attendance among those age groups to which it usually applies can indicate a high school dropout rate, while high rates can indicate the presence of major schools in the area. For tertiary education, this is particularly affected by proximity to universities, and some areas may have close to 100% of their 18-24 year olds in university education, indicating an area catering for students in particular. A low rate may mean a loss of young people who move elsewhere for education.

Derived from the Census question:

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

Children aged 0 to 4 years

Education institution attending
City of Maroondah - 0 to 4 years20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%VictoriaNumber%Victoria2006 to 2011
Attending1,44421.419.91,30020.619.0+144
Pre-school1,37920.418.71,25319.918.1+126
Primary school610.91.1370.60.8+24
Secondary school00.00.000.00.00
TAFE00.00.000.00.00
University00.00.000.00.00
Other40.10.1100.20.1-6
Not attending5,20377.177.34,85977.177.9+344
Not stated1031.52.81442.33.1-41

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, Victoria: 19.9% Pre-school, Victoria: 18.7% Primary school, Victoria: 1.1% Secondary school, Victoria: 0.0% TAFE, Victoria: 0.0% University, Victoria: 0.0% Other, Victoria: 0.1% Not attending, Victoria: 77.3% Not stated, Victoria: 2.8% Attending, City of Maroondah: 21.4% Pre-school, City of Maroondah: 20.4% Primary school, City of Maroondah: 0.9% Secondary school, City of Maroondah: 0.0% TAFE, City of Maroondah: 0.0% University, City of Maroondah: 0.0% Other, City of Maroondah: 0.1% Not attending, City of Maroondah: 77.1% Not stated, City of Maroondah: 1.5%
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 Attending, City of Maroondah: +144 Pre-school, City of Maroondah: +126 Primary school, City of Maroondah: +24 Secondary school, City of Maroondah: 0 TAFE, City of Maroondah: 0 University, City of Maroondah: 0 Other, City of Maroondah: -6 Not attending, City of Maroondah: +344 Not stated, City of Maroondah: -41
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 population aged 0 to 4 years attending educational institutions in the City of Maroondah in 2011 compared to Victoria shows that there was a higher proportion attending pre-school school, a similar proportion attending primary school, and a similar proportion not engaged in any education.

Overall, 20.4% of the population aged 0 to 4 years were attending pre-school, 0.9% were attending primary institutions, and 77.1% were not engaged in any education, compared with 18.7%, 1.1% and 77.3% respectively for Victoria.

The major difference between the share of people aged 0 to 4 years attending learning institutions in the City of Maroondah and Victoria was:

  • A larger percentage of people attending pre-school (20.4% compared to 18.7%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, City of Maroondah's population aged 0 to 4 years increased by 447 people (+7.1%). This represents an average annual change of 1.38% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the number of people aged 0 to 4 years attending education institutions in the City of Maroondah, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Not attending (+344 persons)
  • Pre-school (+126 persons)

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