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Education institution attending

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23% of people in Blackwood attended an educational institution in 2016.

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)20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2011 to 2016
Pre-school
501.21.3571.41.4-7
Primary school
3739.09.33368.38.8+37
Primary - Government
2746.66.02385.95.6+36
Primary - Catholic
100.21.590.21.4+1
Primary - Independent
882.11.8882.21.80
Secondary school
2385.76.32416.06.2-3
Secondary - Government
1483.62.51503.72.7-2
Secondary - Catholic
240.61.4110.31.2+14
Secondary - Independent
641.62.4792.02.3-15
map this data in atlas.idTAFE521.31.5741.91.8-22
map this data in atlas.idUniversity2496.08.12375.97.7+12
Other
110.30.6360.90.7-26
map this data in atlas.idNot attending3,01372.368.62,90972.069.4+104
Not stated
1794.34.31443.63.9+35

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, Blackwood: 1.2% Primary school, Blackwood: 9.0% Primary - Government, Blackwood: 6.6% Primary - Catholic, Blackwood: 0.2% Primary - Independent, Blackwood: 2.1% Secondary school, Blackwood: 5.7% Secondary - Government, Blackwood: 3.6% Secondary - Catholic, Blackwood: 0.6% Secondary - Independent, Blackwood: 1.6% TAFE, Blackwood: 1.3% University, Blackwood: 6.0% Other, Blackwood: 0.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
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Change in education institution attending, 2011 to 2016
Change in education institution attending, 2011 to 2016 Pre-school, Blackwood: -7 Primary school, Blackwood: +37 Primary - Government, Blackwood: +36 Primary - Catholic, Blackwood: +1 Primary - Independent, Blackwood: 0 Secondary school, Blackwood: -3 Secondary - Government, Blackwood: -2 Secondary - Catholic, Blackwood: +14 Secondary - Independent, Blackwood: -15 TAFE, Blackwood: -22 University, Blackwood: +12 Other, Blackwood: -26
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 Blackwood in 2016 compared to the City of Mitcham shows that there was a similar proportion attending primary school, a lower proportion attending secondary school, and a lower proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 9.0% of the population were attending primary school, 5.7% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 7.3% 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 Blackwood and the City of Mitcham were:

  • A larger percentage of persons not attending (72.3% compared to 68.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Catholic secondary school (3.6% compared to 2.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending University (6.0% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending an independent primary school (0.2% compared to 1.5%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Blackwood's population increased by 130 people (+3.2%). This represents an average annual change of 0.64% per year over the period.

There were no major differences in Blackwood between 2011 and 2016.

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