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Education institution attending

27% of people in the City of Mitcham attended an educational institution in 2011.

The share of the City of Mitcham'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
City of Mitcham - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Pre-school
9091.41.37841.31.2+125
Primary school
5,5598.88.45,4688.88.9+91
Primary - Government
3,5485.65.13,6745.95.7-126
Primary - Catholic
8791.41.87611.21.8+118
Primary - Independent
1,1321.81.51,0331.71.4+99
Secondary school
3,9306.25.73,8596.25.8+71
Secondary - Government
1,7002.73.01,8202.93.1-120
Secondary - Catholic
7631.21.37381.21.3+25
Secondary - Independent
1,4672.31.41,3012.11.4+166
map this data in atlas.idTAFE1,1281.82.31,2732.12.2-145
map this data in atlas.idUniversity4,8417.75.04,4487.24.4+393
Other
4500.70.84270.70.7+23
map this data in atlas.idNot attending43,65069.470.642,55268.870.0+1,098
Not stated
2,4353.95.93,0394.96.8-604

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, Greater Adelaide: 1.3% Primary school, Greater Adelaide: 8.4% Primary - Government, Greater Adelaide: 5.1% Primary - Catholic, Greater Adelaide: 1.8% Primary - Independent, Greater Adelaide: 1.5% Secondary school, Greater Adelaide: 5.7% Secondary - Government, Greater Adelaide: 3.0% Secondary - Catholic, Greater Adelaide: 1.3% Secondary - Independent, Greater Adelaide: 1.4% TAFE, Greater Adelaide: 2.3% University, Greater Adelaide: 5.0% Other, Greater Adelaide: 0.8% Pre-school, City of Mitcham: 1.4% Primary school, City of Mitcham: 8.8% Primary - Government, City of Mitcham: 5.6% Primary - Catholic, City of Mitcham: 1.4% Primary - Independent, City of Mitcham: 1.8% Secondary school, City of Mitcham: 6.2% Secondary - Government, City of Mitcham: 2.7% Secondary - Catholic, City of Mitcham: 1.2% Secondary - Independent, City of Mitcham: 2.3% TAFE, City of Mitcham: 1.8% University, City of Mitcham: 7.7% Other, City of Mitcham: 0.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011 Pre-school, City of Mitcham: +125 Primary school, City of Mitcham: +91 Primary - Government, City of Mitcham: -126 Primary - Catholic, City of Mitcham: +118 Primary - Independent, City of Mitcham: +99 Secondary school, City of Mitcham: +71 Secondary - Government, City of Mitcham: -120 Secondary - Catholic, City of Mitcham: +25 Secondary - Independent, City of Mitcham: +166 TAFE, City of Mitcham: -145 University, City of Mitcham: +393 Other, City of Mitcham: +23
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 population attending educational institutions in the City of Mitcham in 2011 compared to Greater Adelaide shows that there was a similar proportion attending primary school, a higher proportion attending secondary school, and a higher proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 8.8% of the population were attending primary school, 6.2% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 9.5% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 8.4%, 5.7% and 7.3% respectively for Greater Adelaide.

The major differences between the share of the population attending learning institutions in the City of Mitcham and Greater Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of persons attending University (7.7% compared to 5.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons not attending (69.4% compared to 70.6%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, City of Mitcham's population increased by 1,052 people (+1.7%). This represents an average annual change of 0.34% per year over the period.

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

  • University (+393 persons)
  • Secondary - Independent (+166 persons)
  • TAFE (-145 persons)
  • Primary - Government (-126 persons)

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