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Non-English speakers - Education institution attending

In 2011, 22.6% of the City of Melton's non-English speaking population attended an educational institution.

The share of the City of Melton's non-English speaking population attending educational institutions reflects the age structure of the population, the year of migration and the reason for migration. Areas with an older migrant population are likely to have low rates of educational attendance, though there may be some among second and third generations within the community.

Some areas attract a lot of overseas students from non-English speaking countries, and these areas could be expected to have very high rates of educational attendance, particularly for universities.

To complete this story, the City of Melton's educational attendance information needs to be viewed in conjunction with the Age Structure and Qualification topics.

Derived from the Census question:

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

People speaking a language other than English at home

Education institution attending
City of Melton - Non-English speakers20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%Greater MelbourneNumber%Greater Melbourne2006 to 2011
Attending7,13322.624.74,02321.024.1+3,110
Pre-school5051.61.32981.61.2+207
Primary school2,4367.76.01,4387.56.4+998
Secondary school1,8816.05.71,1606.05.9+721
TAFE7172.32.83832.02.7+334
University1,1753.77.25783.06.7+597
Other4191.31.71660.91.2+253
Not attending23,20273.571.714,24274.371.4+8,960
Not stated1,2484.03.69094.74.6+339

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, Greater Melbourne: 24.7% Pre-school, Greater Melbourne: 1.3% Primary school, Greater Melbourne: 6.0% Secondary school, Greater Melbourne: 5.7% TAFE, Greater Melbourne: 2.8% University, Greater Melbourne: 7.2% Other, Greater Melbourne: 1.7% Not attending, Greater Melbourne: 71.7% Not stated, Greater Melbourne: 3.6% Attending, City of Melton: 22.6% Pre-school, City of Melton: 1.6% Primary school, City of Melton: 7.7% Secondary school, City of Melton: 6.0% TAFE, City of Melton: 2.3% University, City of Melton: 3.7% Other, City of Melton: 1.3% Not attending, City of Melton: 73.5% Not stated, City of Melton: 4.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in atlas.id 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: +3,110 Pre-school, City of Melton: +207 Primary school, City of Melton: +998 Secondary school, City of Melton: +721 TAFE, City of Melton: +334 University, City of Melton: +597 Other, City of Melton: +253 Not attending, City of Melton: +8,960 Not stated, City of Melton: +339
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in atlas.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

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

Overall, 7.7% of the non-English speaking population were attending primary school, 6.0% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 6.0% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 6.0%, 5.7% and 10.0% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The major differences between the share of the non-English speaking population attending learning institutions in the City of Melton and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of people not attending any educational institutions (73.5% compared to 71.7%)
  • A larger percentage of people attending primary school (7.7% compared to 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people attending University (3.7% compared to 7.2%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, City of Melton's non-English speaking population increased by 12,409 people (+64.7%). This represents an average annual change of 10.5% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the non-English speaking population attending education institutions in the City of Melton, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Not attending (+8,960 persons)
  • Primary school (+998 persons)
  • Secondary school (+721 persons)
  • University (+597 persons)