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Education institution attending

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26% of people in the City of Melton attended an educational institution in 2016.

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)20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
Pre-school
2,6972.01.62,3502.21.7+347
Primary school
14,49010.77.910,6439.77.6+3,847
Primary - Government
9,5787.15.36,7936.24.9+2,785
Primary - Catholic
3,2642.41.72,6012.41.7+663
Primary - Independent
1,6481.20.91,2491.10.9+399
Secondary school
9,7517.26.17,4526.86.3+2,299
Secondary - Government
6,0514.53.34,7274.33.4+1,324
Secondary - Catholic
2,2901.71.41,5491.41.5+741
Secondary - Independent
1,4101.01.31,1761.11.4+234
map this data in atlas.idTAFE2,0771.51.82,0451.92.2+32
map this data in atlas.idUniversity4,7903.56.43,0062.85.3+1,784
Other
1,5261.11.11,0290.91.0+497
map this data in atlas.idNot attending89,97966.468.674,49868.269.2+15,481
Not stated
10,1447.56.48,2347.56.6+1,910

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Education institution attending, 2016
Education institution attending, 2016 Pre-school, Greater Melbourne: 1.6% Primary school, Greater Melbourne: 7.9% Primary - Government, Greater Melbourne: 5.3% Primary - Catholic, Greater Melbourne: 1.7% Primary - Independent, Greater Melbourne: 0.9% Secondary school, Greater Melbourne: 6.1% Secondary - Government, Greater Melbourne: 3.3% Secondary - Catholic, Greater Melbourne: 1.4% Secondary - Independent, Greater Melbourne: 1.3% TAFE, Greater Melbourne: 1.8% University, Greater Melbourne: 6.4% Other, Greater Melbourne: 1.1% Pre-school, City of Melton: 2.0% Primary school, City of Melton: 10.7% Primary - Government, City of Melton: 7.1% Primary - Catholic, City of Melton: 2.4% Primary - Independent, City of Melton: 1.2% Secondary school, City of Melton: 7.2% Secondary - Government, City of Melton: 4.5% Secondary - Catholic, City of Melton: 1.7% Secondary - Independent, City of Melton: 1.0% TAFE, City of Melton: 1.5% University, City of Melton: 3.5% Other, City of Melton: 1.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in education institution attending, 2011 to 2016
Change in education institution attending, 2011 to 2016 Pre-school, City of Melton: +347 Primary school, City of Melton: +3,847 Primary - Government, City of Melton: +2,785 Primary - Catholic, City of Melton: +663 Primary - Independent, City of Melton: +399 Secondary school, City of Melton: +2,299 Secondary - Government, City of Melton: +1,324 Secondary - Catholic, City of Melton: +741 Secondary - Independent, City of Melton: +234 TAFE, City of Melton: +32 University, City of Melton: +1,784 Other, City of Melton: +497
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 2016 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, 10.7% of the population were attending primary school, 7.2% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 5.1% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 7.9%, 6.1% and 8.2% 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 (10.7% compared to 7.9%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Catholic primary school (7.1% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending University (3.5% compared to 6.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons not attending (66.4% compared to 68.6%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, City of Melton's population increased by 26,197 people (+24.0%). This represents an average annual change of 4.39% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the number of persons attending education institutions in the City of Melton, between 2011 and 2016 were in those who nominated:

  • Primary school (+3,847 persons)
  • Primary - Government (+2,785 persons)
  • Secondary school (+2,299 persons)
  • University (+1,784 persons)

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