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Education institution attending

19% of people in Melton South attended an educational institution in 2011.

The share of Melton South'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
Melton South - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Pre-school
1271.42.21191.42.0+8
Primary school
6397.29.76948.09.8-55
Primary - Government
4775.46.25356.26.5-58
Primary - Catholic
1151.32.41041.22.4+11
Primary - Independent
470.51.1550.60.9-8
Secondary school
4825.46.85186.07.1-36
Secondary - Government
3764.24.33954.64.6-19
Secondary - Catholic
540.61.4680.81.4-14
Secondary - Independent
520.61.1560.61.2-4
map this data in atlas.idTAFE1681.91.91491.71.7+19
map this data in atlas.idUniversity1902.12.81702.02.3+20
Other
810.90.9770.90.7+4
map this data in atlas.idNot attending6,35771.368.26,12570.968.2+232
Not stated
8709.87.57899.18.2+81

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, 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% Pre-school, Melton South: 1.4% Primary school, Melton South: 7.2% Primary - Government, Melton South: 5.4% Primary - Catholic, Melton South: 1.3% Primary - Independent, Melton South: 0.5% Secondary school, Melton South: 5.4% Secondary - Government, Melton South: 4.2% Secondary - Catholic, Melton South: 0.6% Secondary - Independent, Melton South: 0.6% TAFE, Melton South: 1.9% University, Melton South: 2.1% Other, Melton South: 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, Melton South: +8 Primary school, Melton South: -55 Primary - Government, Melton South: -58 Primary - Catholic, Melton South: +11 Primary - Independent, Melton South: -8 Secondary school, Melton South: -36 Secondary - Government, Melton South: -19 Secondary - Catholic, Melton South: -14 Secondary - Independent, Melton South: -4 TAFE, Melton South: +19 University, Melton South: +20 Other, Melton South: +4
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 Melton South in 2011 compared to the 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, 7.2% of the population were attending primary school, 5.4% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 4.0% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 9.7%, 6.8% and 4.6% respectively for the City of Melton.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons not attending (71.3% compared to 68.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending a Government primary school (7.2% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending a Government secondary school (5.4% compared to 6.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending an independent primary school (1.3% compared to 2.4%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Melton South's population increased by 272 people (+3.1%). This represents an average annual change of 0.62% per year over the period.

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

  • Primary - Government (-58 persons)
  • Primary school (-55 persons)

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