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Rural Balance

Education institution attending

15% of people in Rural Balance attended an educational institution in 2011.

The share of Rural Balance'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
Rural Balance - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Pre-school
591.32.2341.02.0+26
Primary school
2585.79.72597.39.8-2
Primary - Government
1433.26.21815.16.5-37
Primary - Catholic
631.42.4591.72.4+4
Primary - Independent
511.11.1200.60.9+32
Secondary school
1904.26.82266.47.1-35
Secondary - Government
1022.24.31373.94.6-35
Secondary - Catholic
400.91.4541.51.4-14
Secondary - Independent
481.11.1351.01.2+14
map this data in atlas.idTAFE791.71.9491.41.7+30
map this data in atlas.idUniversity741.62.8601.72.3+13
Other
290.60.9170.50.7+12
map this data in atlas.idNot attending2,60457.468.22,12260.268.2+482
Not stated
1,24027.47.576021.68.2+480

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, Rural Balance: 1.3% Primary school, Rural Balance: 5.7% Primary - Government, Rural Balance: 3.2% Primary - Catholic, Rural Balance: 1.4% Primary - Independent, Rural Balance: 1.1% Secondary school, Rural Balance: 4.2% Secondary - Government, Rural Balance: 2.2% Secondary - Catholic, Rural Balance: 0.9% Secondary - Independent, Rural Balance: 1.1% TAFE, Rural Balance: 1.7% University, Rural Balance: 1.6% Other, Rural Balance: 0.6%
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, Rural Balance: +26 Primary school, Rural Balance: -2 Primary - Government, Rural Balance: -37 Primary - Catholic, Rural Balance: +4 Primary - Independent, Rural Balance: +32 Secondary school, Rural Balance: -35 Secondary - Government, Rural Balance: -35 Secondary - Catholic, Rural Balance: -14 Secondary - Independent, Rural Balance: +14 TAFE, Rural Balance: +30 University, Rural Balance: +13 Other, Rural Balance: +12
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 Rural Balance 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, 5.7% of the population were attending primary school, 4.2% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 3.4% 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 Rural Balance and the City of Melton were:

  • A smaller percentage of persons not attending (57.4% compared to 68.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending a Government primary school (5.7% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending a Catholic primary school (3.2% compared to 6.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending a Government secondary school (4.2% compared to 6.8%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Rural Balance's population increased by 1,004 people (+28.5%). This represents an average annual change of 5.14% per year over the period.

There were no major differences in Rural Balance between 2006 and 2011.

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