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Melton Township

Education institution attending

22% of people in Melton Township attended an educational institution in 2011.

The share of Melton Township'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 Township - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Primary school
Primary - Government
Primary - Catholic
Primary - Independent
Secondary school
Secondary - Government
Secondary - Catholic
Secondary - Independent
map this data in atlas.idTAFE8981.91.96771.91.7+222
map this data in atlas.idUniversity1,0852.32.87482.12.3+338
map this data in atlas.idNot attending32,34870.068.225,07569.268.2+7,272
Not stated

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 Township: 1.7% Primary school, Melton Township: 8.6% Primary - Government, Melton Township: 5.9% Primary - Catholic, Melton Township: 1.9% Primary - Independent, Melton Township: 0.8% Secondary school, Melton Township: 6.5% Secondary - Government, Melton Township: 4.4% Secondary - Catholic, Melton Township: 1.2% Secondary - Independent, Melton Township: 0.9% TAFE, Melton Township: 1.9% University, Melton Township: 2.3% Other, Melton Township: 1.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011 Pre-school, Melton Township: +275 Primary school, Melton Township: +583 Primary - Government, Melton Township: +265 Primary - Catholic, Melton Township: +237 Primary - Independent, Melton Township: +81 Secondary school, Melton Township: +207 Secondary - Government, Melton Township: +112 Secondary - Catholic, Melton Township: +77 Secondary - Independent, Melton Township: +18 TAFE, Melton Township: +222 University, Melton Township: +338 Other, Melton Township: +195
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the share of the population attending educational institutions in Melton Township in 2011 compared to the City of Melton shows that there was a lower proportion attending primary school, a similar proportion attending secondary school, and a similar proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 8.6% of the population were attending primary school, 6.5% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 4.3% 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 Township and the City of Melton were:

  • A larger percentage of persons not attending (70.0% compared to 68.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending a Government primary school (8.6% compared to 9.7%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Melton Township's population increased by 9,967 people (+27.5%). This represents an average annual change of 4.98% per year over the period.

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

  • Primary school (+583 persons)
  • University (+338 persons)
  • Pre-school (+275 persons)
  • Primary - Government (+265 persons)

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