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Education institution attending

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

27% of people in the City of Mitcham attended an educational institution in 2016.

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)20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
Pre-school
8511.31.29091.41.3-58
Primary school
6,0179.38.55,5598.88.4+458
Primary - Government
3,8866.05.43,5485.65.1+338
Primary - Catholic
9471.51.78791.41.8+68
Primary - Independent
1,1841.81.41,1321.81.5+52
Secondary school
4,0866.35.63,9306.25.7+156
Secondary - Government
1,6312.52.91,7002.73.0-69
Secondary - Catholic
8821.41.37631.21.3+119
Secondary - Independent
1,5732.41.41,4672.31.4+106
map this data in atlas.idTAFE9881.52.01,1281.82.3-140
map this data in atlas.idUniversity5,2388.15.74,8417.75.0+397
Other
4020.60.84500.70.8-48
map this data in atlas.idNot attending44,43468.670.543,65069.470.6+784
Not stated
2,7914.35.72,4353.95.9+356

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Education institution attending, 2016
Education institution attending, 2016 Pre-school, Greater Adelaide: 1.2% Primary school, Greater Adelaide: 8.5% Primary - Government, Greater Adelaide: 5.4% Primary - Catholic, Greater Adelaide: 1.7% Primary - Independent, Greater Adelaide: 1.4% Secondary school, Greater Adelaide: 5.6% Secondary - Government, Greater Adelaide: 2.9% Secondary - Catholic, Greater Adelaide: 1.3% Secondary - Independent, Greater Adelaide: 1.4% TAFE, Greater Adelaide: 2.0% University, Greater Adelaide: 5.7% Other, Greater Adelaide: 0.8% Pre-school, City of Mitcham: 1.3% Primary school, City of Mitcham: 9.3% Primary - Government, City of Mitcham: 6.0% Primary - Catholic, City of Mitcham: 1.5% Primary - Independent, City of Mitcham: 1.8% Secondary school, City of Mitcham: 6.3% Secondary - Government, City of Mitcham: 2.5% Secondary - Catholic, City of Mitcham: 1.4% Secondary - Independent, City of Mitcham: 2.4% TAFE, City of Mitcham: 1.5% University, City of Mitcham: 8.1% Other, City of Mitcham: 0.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in education institution attending, 2011 to 2016
Change in education institution attending, 2011 to 2016 Pre-school, City of Mitcham: -58 Primary school, City of Mitcham: +458 Primary - Government, City of Mitcham: +338 Primary - Catholic, City of Mitcham: +68 Primary - Independent, City of Mitcham: +52 Secondary school, City of Mitcham: +156 Secondary - Government, City of Mitcham: -69 Secondary - Catholic, City of Mitcham: +119 Secondary - Independent, City of Mitcham: +106 TAFE, City of Mitcham: -140 University, City of Mitcham: +397 Other, City of Mitcham: -48
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 2016 compared to Greater Adelaide shows that there was a higher proportion attending primary school, a higher proportion attending secondary school, and a higher proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 9.3% of the population were attending primary school, 6.3% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 9.6% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 8.5%, 5.6% and 7.7% 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 (8.1% compared to 5.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a secondary school (any type) (2.4% compared to 1.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons not attending (68.6% compared to 70.5%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, City of Mitcham's population increased by 1,905 people (+3.0%). This represents an average annual change of 0.6% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the number of persons attending education institutions in the City of Mitcham, between 2011 and 2016 were in those who nominated:

  • Primary school (+458 persons)
  • University (+397 persons)
  • Primary - Government (+338 persons)
  • Secondary school (+156 persons)

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