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Bedford Park

Education institution attending

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55% of people in Bedford Park attended an educational institution in 2016.

The share of Bedford Park'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
Bedford Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2011 to 2016
Pre-school
150.81.3181.01.4-3
Primary school
884.99.3774.28.8+11
Primary - Government
764.26.0563.15.6+20
Primary - Catholic
30.21.5100.51.4-7
Primary - Independent
90.51.8110.61.8-2
Secondary school
382.16.3543.06.2-16
Secondary - Government
301.72.5362.02.7-6
Secondary - Catholic
00.01.4120.71.2-12
Secondary - Independent
80.42.460.32.3+2
map this data in atlas.idTAFE321.81.5251.41.8+7
map this data in atlas.idUniversity80845.18.170138.37.7+107
Other
90.50.6231.30.7-14
map this data in atlas.idNot attending72340.468.682745.269.4-104
Not stated
774.34.31055.73.9-28

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, 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% Pre-school, Bedford Park: 0.8% Primary school, Bedford Park: 4.9% Primary - Government, Bedford Park: 4.2% Primary - Catholic, Bedford Park: 0.2% Primary - Independent, Bedford Park: 0.5% Secondary school, Bedford Park: 2.1% Secondary - Government, Bedford Park: 1.7% Secondary - Catholic, Bedford Park: 0.0% Secondary - Independent, Bedford Park: 0.4% TAFE, Bedford Park: 1.8% University, Bedford Park: 45.1% Other, Bedford Park: 0.5%
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, Bedford Park: -3 Primary school, Bedford Park: +11 Primary - Government, Bedford Park: +20 Primary - Catholic, Bedford Park: -7 Primary - Independent, Bedford Park: -2 Secondary school, Bedford Park: -16 Secondary - Government, Bedford Park: -6 Secondary - Catholic, Bedford Park: -12 Secondary - Independent, Bedford Park: +2 TAFE, Bedford Park: +7 University, Bedford Park: +107 Other, Bedford Park: -14
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 Bedford Park in 2016 compared to the City of Mitcham shows that there was a lower proportion attending primary school, a lower proportion attending secondary school, and a higher proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 4.9% of the population were attending primary school, 2.1% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 46.9% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 9.3%, 6.3% and 9.6% respectively for the City of Mitcham.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons attending University (45.1% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons not attending (40.4% compared to 68.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending a Government primary school (4.9% compared to 9.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending a Government secondary school (2.1% compared to 6.3%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Bedford Park's population decreased by 40 people (+2.2%). This represents an average annual change of -0.44% per year over the period.

The largest change in the number of persons attending education institutions in Bedford Park, between 2011 and 2016 was in those who nominated:

  • University (+107 persons)

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