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Low income households - Education institution attending

21.9% of people in low income households in the City of Melton attended an educational institution.

The share of the City of Melton's population attending educational institutions reflects the age structure of the population, as it is influences 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.

Viewing this topic for low income households provides an insight into the distribution of education institutions attended for those counted in low income households. In some cases, there may be less opportunity to attend education for those on low incomes. On the other hand, if low household incomes are associated with a high number of university students, the area may have a high level of educational participation. Low income elderly households, on the other hand are very likely not to be attending education.

This data is often combined with Age Structure to identify the particular groups which are classified as low income in the area.

Derived from the Census question:

'What type of educational institution is the person attending?'

People in low income households, counted in private dwellings

Education institution attending
City of Melton - Low income households20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%VictoriaNumber%Victoria2006 to 2011
Attending2,37021.920.01,23918.718.4+1,131
Pre-school2091.91.11031.60.9+106
Primary school1,0559.75.85949.05.4+461
Secondary school5975.54.43425.24.2+255
TAFE1641.52.3821.22.2+82
University2272.15.3921.44.7+135
Other1181.11.2260.41.0+92
Not attending7,88172.774.84,88073.875.4+3,001
Not stated5955.55.14917.46.3+104

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 Attending, Victoria: 20.0% Pre-school, Victoria: 1.1% Primary school, Victoria: 5.8% Secondary school, Victoria: 4.4% TAFE, Victoria: 2.3% University, Victoria: 5.3% Other, Victoria: 1.2% Not attending, Victoria: 74.8% Not stated, Victoria: 5.1% Attending, City of Melton: 21.9% Pre-school, City of Melton: 1.9% Primary school, City of Melton: 9.7% Secondary school, City of Melton: 5.5% TAFE, City of Melton: 1.5% University, City of Melton: 2.1% Other, City of Melton: 1.1% Not attending, City of Melton: 72.7% Not stated, City of Melton: 5.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011 Attending, City of Melton: +1,131 Pre-school, City of Melton: +106 Primary school, City of Melton: +461 Secondary school, City of Melton: +255 TAFE, City of Melton: +82 University, City of Melton: +135 Other, City of Melton: +92 Not attending, City of Melton: +3,001 Not stated, City of Melton: +104
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the share of people in low income households attending educational institutions in the City of Melton in 2011 compared to Victoria shows that there was a higher proportion of people in low income households attending primary school, a higher proportion attending secondary school, and a lower proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 9.7% of the population were attending primary school, 5.5% of people in low income households were attending secondary institutions, and 3.6% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 5.8%, 4.4% and 7.6% respectively for Victoria.

The major differences between the share of people in low income households attending learning institutions in the City of Melton and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of people attending primary school (9.7% compared to 5.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people attending a secondary school (5.5% compared to 4.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people attending University (2.1% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people not attending any educational institutions (72.7% compared to 74.8%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, City of Melton's population in low income households increased by 4,236 people (+64.1%). This represents an average annual change of 10.41% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the number of people in low income households attending education institutions in the City of Melton, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Not attending (+3,001 persons)
  • Primary school (+461 persons)
  • Secondary school (+255 persons)
  • University (+135 persons)