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Recent arrivals - Education institution attending

In 2011, 34.0% of recent overseas arrivals in the City of Melton attended an educational institution.

The share of the City of Melton's recent arrivals attending educational institutions reflects the age structure of the population, and the purpose for migration. This topic shows clearly whether or not your area's recent arrivals are primarily tertiary students (a high proportion at university), families (a high proportion at school), or other groups (low proportion attending all educational institutions)

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

Derived from the Census question:

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

People born overseas and arriving in Australia between 2006 and 9 Aug 2011

Education institution attending
City of Melton - Recent arrivals2011
Type of institutionNumber%Greater Melbourne
Primary school68612.67.5
Secondary school4518.35.9
Not attending3,40362.656.8
Not stated1853.43.2

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 (Usual residence data). Compiled and presented in by .id , the population experts.

Education institution attending, 2011
Education institution attending, 2011 Attending, Greater Melbourne: 40.0% Pre-school, Greater Melbourne: 1.6% Primary school, Greater Melbourne: 7.5% Secondary school, Greater Melbourne: 5.9% TAFE, Greater Melbourne: 5.8% University, Greater Melbourne: 15.5% Other, Greater Melbourne: 3.8% Not attending, Greater Melbourne: 56.8% Not stated, Greater Melbourne: 3.2% Attending, City of Melton: 34.0% Pre-school, City of Melton: 1.8% Primary school, City of Melton: 12.6% Secondary school, City of Melton: 8.3% TAFE, City of Melton: 4.0% University, City of Melton: 4.6% Other, City of Melton: 2.6% Not attending, City of Melton: 62.6% Not stated, City of Melton: 3.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of recent overseas arrivals attending educational institutions in the City of Melton in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne 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, 12.6% of recent overseas arrivals were attending primary school, 8.3% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 8.6% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 7.5%, 5.9% and 21.2% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The major differences between the share of the recent overseas arriving population attending learning institutions in the City of Melton and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of people not attending any educational institutions (62.6% compared to 56.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people attending primary school (12.6% compared to 7.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people attending a secondary school (8.3% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people attending University (4.6% compared to 15.5%)