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Education institution attending

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19% of people in Diggers Rest attended an educational institution in 2016.

The share of Diggers Rest'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
Diggers Rest - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2011 to 2016
Pre-school
381.62.0221.22.2+16
Primary school
1496.310.71357.39.7+14
Primary - Government
1265.47.11116.06.2+15
Primary - Catholic
180.82.4140.82.4+4
Primary - Independent
50.21.2100.51.1-5
Secondary school
1335.67.21196.46.8+14
Secondary - Government
933.94.5884.84.3+5
Secondary - Catholic
321.41.7211.11.4+11
Secondary - Independent
80.31.0100.51.1-2
map this data in atlas.idTAFE291.21.5382.11.9-9
map this data in atlas.idUniversity773.33.5502.72.8+27
Other
210.91.1150.80.9+6
map this data in atlas.idNot attending1,73173.566.41,36373.668.2+368
Not stated
1777.57.51105.97.5+67

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, 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% Pre-school, Diggers Rest: 1.6% Primary school, Diggers Rest: 6.3% Primary - Government, Diggers Rest: 5.4% Primary - Catholic, Diggers Rest: 0.8% Primary - Independent, Diggers Rest: 0.2% Secondary school, Diggers Rest: 5.6% Secondary - Government, Diggers Rest: 3.9% Secondary - Catholic, Diggers Rest: 1.4% Secondary - Independent, Diggers Rest: 0.3% TAFE, Diggers Rest: 1.2% University, Diggers Rest: 3.3% Other, Diggers Rest: 0.9%
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, Diggers Rest: +16 Primary school, Diggers Rest: +14 Primary - Government, Diggers Rest: +15 Primary - Catholic, Diggers Rest: +4 Primary - Independent, Diggers Rest: -5 Secondary school, Diggers Rest: +14 Secondary - Government, Diggers Rest: +5 Secondary - Catholic, Diggers Rest: +11 Secondary - Independent, Diggers Rest: -2 TAFE, Diggers Rest: -9 University, Diggers Rest: +27 Other, Diggers Rest: +6
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 Diggers Rest in 2016 compared to City of Melton 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, 6.3% of the population were attending primary school, 5.6% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 4.5% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 10.7%, 7.2% and 5.1% respectively for City of Melton.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons not attending (73.5% compared to 66.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending a Government primary school (6.3% compared to 10.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending a Catholic primary school (5.4% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending an independent primary school (0.8% compared to 2.4%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Diggers Rest's population increased by 503 people (+27.2%). This represents an average annual change of 4.92% per year over the period.

There were no major differences in Diggers Rest between 2011 and 2016.

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