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Education institution attending

24% of people in the City of Melton attended an educational institution in 2011.

The share of the City of Melton'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
City of Melton - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Pre-school
2,3502.21.71,5452.01.6+805
Primary school
10,6439.77.67,7489.87.9+2,895
Primary - Government
6,7936.24.95,1046.55.2+1,689
Primary - Catholic
2,6012.41.71,8952.41.8+706
Primary - Independent
1,2491.10.97490.90.9+500
Secondary school
7,4526.86.35,6237.16.5+1,829
Secondary - Government
4,7274.33.43,6164.63.6+1,111
Secondary - Catholic
1,5491.41.51,0891.41.5+460
Secondary - Independent
1,1761.11.49181.21.4+258
map this data in atlas.idTAFE2,0451.92.21,3691.72.1+676
map this data in atlas.idUniversity3,0062.85.31,8142.34.7+1,192
Other
1,0290.91.05430.70.8+486
map this data in atlas.idNot attending74,49868.269.253,81068.268.2+20,688
Not stated
8,2347.56.66,4578.28.2+1,777

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 Melbourne: 1.7% Primary school, Greater Melbourne: 7.6% Primary - Government, Greater Melbourne: 4.9% Primary - Catholic, Greater Melbourne: 1.7% Primary - Independent, Greater Melbourne: 0.9% Secondary school, Greater Melbourne: 6.3% Secondary - Government, Greater Melbourne: 3.4% Secondary - Catholic, Greater Melbourne: 1.5% Secondary - Independent, Greater Melbourne: 1.4% TAFE, Greater Melbourne: 2.2% University, Greater Melbourne: 5.3% Other, Greater Melbourne: 1.0% Pre-school, City of Melton: 2.2% Primary school, City of Melton: 9.7% Primary - Government, City of Melton: 6.2% Primary - Catholic, City of Melton: 2.4% Primary - Independent, City of Melton: 1.1% Secondary school, City of Melton: 6.8% Secondary - Government, City of Melton: 4.3% Secondary - Catholic, City of Melton: 1.4% Secondary - Independent, City of Melton: 1.1% TAFE, City of Melton: 1.9% University, City of Melton: 2.8% Other, City of Melton: 0.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011 Pre-school, City of Melton: +805 Primary school, City of Melton: +2,895 Primary - Government, City of Melton: +1,689 Primary - Catholic, City of Melton: +706 Primary - Independent, City of Melton: +500 Secondary school, City of Melton: +1,829 Secondary - Government, City of Melton: +1,111 Secondary - Catholic, City of Melton: +460 Secondary - Independent, City of Melton: +258 TAFE, City of Melton: +676 University, City of Melton: +1,192 Other, City of Melton: +486
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 share of the population 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, 9.7% of the population were attending primary school, 6.8% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 4.6% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 7.6%, 6.3% and 7.6% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Government primary school (9.7% compared to 7.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Catholic primary school (6.2% compared to 4.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending University (2.8% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons not attending (68.2% compared to 69.2%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, City of Melton's population increased by 30,348 people (+38.5%). This represents an average annual change of 6.72% per year over the period.

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

  • Primary school (+2,895 persons)
  • Secondary school (+1,829 persons)
  • Primary - Government (+1,689 persons)
  • University (+1,192 persons)

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