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Education institution attending

24% of people in Blackwood attended an educational institution in 2011.

The share of Blackwood'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
Blackwood - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
Pre-school
581.41.4581.41.30
Primary school
3378.38.83247.98.8+13
Primary - Government
2395.95.62415.95.9-2
Primary - Catholic
90.21.460.11.2+4
Primary - Independent
892.21.8771.91.7+12
Secondary school
2426.06.22586.36.2-16
Secondary - Government
1513.72.71463.62.9+5
Secondary - Catholic
110.31.2250.61.2-14
Secondary - Independent
802.02.3872.12.1-7
map this data in atlas.idTAFE751.91.8852.12.1-10
map this data in atlas.idUniversity2385.97.72496.17.2-11
Other
370.90.7340.80.7+3
map this data in atlas.idNot attending2,91272.069.42,90171.068.8+11
Not stated
1453.63.91764.34.9-31

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, 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% Pre-school, Blackwood: 1.4% Primary school, Blackwood: 8.3% Primary - Government, Blackwood: 5.9% Primary - Catholic, Blackwood: 0.2% Primary - Independent, Blackwood: 2.2% Secondary school, Blackwood: 6.0% Secondary - Government, Blackwood: 3.7% Secondary - Catholic, Blackwood: 0.3% Secondary - Independent, Blackwood: 2.0% TAFE, Blackwood: 1.9% University, Blackwood: 5.9% Other, Blackwood: 0.9%
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, Blackwood: 0 Primary school, Blackwood: +13 Primary - Government, Blackwood: -2 Primary - Catholic, Blackwood: +4 Primary - Independent, Blackwood: +12 Secondary school, Blackwood: -16 Secondary - Government, Blackwood: +5 Secondary - Catholic, Blackwood: -14 Secondary - Independent, Blackwood: -7 TAFE, Blackwood: -10 University, Blackwood: -11 Other, Blackwood: +3
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 Blackwood in 2011 compared to the City of Mitcham shows that there was a lower proportion attending primary school, a similar proportion attending secondary school, and a lower proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 8.3% of the population were attending primary school, 6.0% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 7.7% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 8.8%, 6.2% and 9.5% respectively for the City of Mitcham.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons not attending (72.0% compared to 69.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Catholic secondary school (3.7% compared to 2.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending University (5.9% compared to 7.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending an independent primary school (0.2% compared to 1.4%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Blackwood's population decreased by 41 people (+1.0%). This represents an average annual change of -0.2% per year over the period.

There were no major differences in Blackwood between 2006 and 2011.

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