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Non-English speakers - Education institution attending

In 2011, 21.8% of the City of Maroondah's non-English speaking population attended an educational institution.

The share of the City of Maroondah'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 Maroondah'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 Maroondah - Non-English speakers20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%Greater MelbourneNumber%Greater Melbourne2006 to 2011
Attending2,84921.824.71,91421.224.1+935
Pre-school1831.41.3931.01.2+90
Primary school7065.46.05215.86.4+185
Secondary school6785.25.75105.75.9+168
TAFE3832.92.82703.02.7+113
University6204.77.23874.36.7+233
Other2792.11.71331.51.2+146
Not attending9,82275.071.76,67574.171.4+3,147
Not stated4183.23.64224.74.6-4

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 Maroondah: 21.8% Pre-school, City of Maroondah: 1.4% Primary school, City of Maroondah: 5.4% Secondary school, City of Maroondah: 5.2% TAFE, City of Maroondah: 2.9% University, City of Maroondah: 4.7% Other, City of Maroondah: 2.1% Not attending, City of Maroondah: 75.0% Not stated, City of Maroondah: 3.2%
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 Maroondah: +935 Pre-school, City of Maroondah: +90 Primary school, City of Maroondah: +185 Secondary school, City of Maroondah: +168 TAFE, City of Maroondah: +113 University, City of Maroondah: +233 Other, City of Maroondah: +146 Not attending, City of Maroondah: +3,147 Not stated, City of Maroondah: -4
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 Maroondah in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a lower proportion attending primary school, a lower proportion attending secondary school, and a lower proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 5.4% of the non-English speaking population were attending primary school, 5.2% 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 Maroondah and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of people not attending any educational institutions (75.0% compared to 71.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people attending University (4.7% compared to 7.2%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, City of Maroondah's non-English speaking population increased by 4,078 people (+45.3%). This represents an average annual change of 7.75% per year over the period.

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

  • Not attending (+3,147 persons)
  • University (+233 persons)
  • Primary school (+185 persons)
  • Secondary school (+168 persons)

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