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Overseas born - Education institution attending

In 2011, 14.8% of the overseas born population in the City of Melton attended an educational institution.

The share of the City of Melton's overseas-born 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, 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 born overseas

Education institution attending
City of Melton - Overseas born20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%Greater MelbourneNumber%Greater Melbourne2006 to 2011
Attending4,48114.817.02,25511.715.6+2,226
Pre-school1020.30.4570.30.3+45
Primary school1,1523.82.75322.82.3+620
Secondary school1,2254.03.26183.23.1+607
TAFE6312.12.63331.72.5+298
University9943.36.55412.86.2+453
Other3771.21.61740.91.2+203
Not attending24,59481.079.916,08183.780.4+8,513
Not stated1,2924.33.08874.64.0+405

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: 17.0% Pre-school, Greater Melbourne: 0.4% Primary school, Greater Melbourne: 2.7% Secondary school, Greater Melbourne: 3.2% TAFE, Greater Melbourne: 2.6% University, Greater Melbourne: 6.5% Other, Greater Melbourne: 1.6% Not attending, Greater Melbourne: 79.9% Not stated, Greater Melbourne: 3.0% Attending, City of Melton: 14.8% Pre-school, City of Melton: 0.3% Primary school, City of Melton: 3.8% Secondary school, City of Melton: 4.0% TAFE, City of Melton: 2.1% University, City of Melton: 3.3% Other, City of Melton: 1.2% Not attending, City of Melton: 81.0% Not stated, City of Melton: 4.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.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: +2,226 Pre-school, City of Melton: +45 Primary school, City of Melton: +620 Secondary school, City of Melton: +607 TAFE, City of Melton: +298 University, City of Melton: +453 Other, City of Melton: +203 Not attending, City of Melton: +8,513 Not stated, City of Melton: +405
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 overseas born 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 higher proportion attending secondary school, and a lower proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 3.8% of the overseas born population were attending primary school, 4.0% were attending secondary institutions, and 5.4% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 2.7%, 3.2% and 9.1% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The major differences between the share of the overseas born population attending learning institutions in the City of Melton and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of people not attending any educational institutions (81.0% compared to 79.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people attending primary school (3.8% compared to 2.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people attending University (3.3% compared to 6.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people Attending (14.8% compared to 17.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, City of Melton's population increased by 11,144 people (+58.0%). This represents an average annual change of 9.58% per year over the period.

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

  • Not attending (+8,513 persons)
  • Attending (+2,226 persons)
  • Primary school (+620 persons)
  • Secondary school (+607 persons)