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Melton East
Education institution attending

27% of people in Melton East attended an educational institution in 2011.

The share of Melton East'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 East - 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.idTAFE1,0291.81.96081.61.7+421
map this data in atlas.idUniversity1,8113.22.89982.72.3+813
map this data in atlas.idNot attending38,16867.468.225,15268.168.2+13,016
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 East: 2.6% Primary school, Melton East: 11.2% Primary - Government, Melton East: 6.7% Primary - Catholic, Melton East: 2.9% Primary - Independent, Melton East: 1.5% Secondary school, Melton East: 7.3% Secondary - Government, Melton East: 4.3% Secondary - Catholic, Melton East: 1.7% Secondary - Independent, Melton East: 1.2% TAFE, Melton East: 1.8% University, Melton East: 3.2% Other, Melton East: 0.9%
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 East: +530 Primary school, Melton East: +2,439 Primary - Government, Melton East: +1,534 Primary - Catholic, Melton East: +492 Primary - Independent, Melton East: +413 Secondary school, Melton East: +1,710 Secondary - Government, Melton East: +1,042 Secondary - Catholic, Melton East: +416 Secondary - Independent, Melton East: +252 TAFE, Melton East: +421 University, Melton East: +813 Other, Melton East: +302
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 East in 2011 compared to the City of Melton shows that there was a higher proportion attending primary school, a similar proportion attending secondary school, and a similar proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 11.2% of the population were attending primary school, 7.3% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 5.0% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 9.7%, 6.8% and 4.6% respectively for the City of Melton.

The major difference between the share of the population attending learning institutions in Melton East and the City of Melton was:

  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Government primary school (11.2% compared to 9.7%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Melton East's population increased by 19,704 people (+53.3%). This represents an average annual change of 8.92% per year over the period.

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

  • Primary school (+2,439 persons)
  • Secondary school (+1,710 persons)
  • Primary - Government (+1,534 persons)
  • Secondary - Government (+1,042 persons)

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