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Colonel Light Gardens

Education institution attending

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29% of people in Colonel Light Gardens attended an educational institution in 2016.

The share of Colonel Light Gardens'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
Colonel Light Gardens - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2011 to 2016
Pre-school
561.71.3752.31.4-19
Primary school
39611.99.342012.78.8-24
Primary - Government
2317.06.02577.85.6-26
Primary - Catholic
1133.41.51043.11.4+9
Primary - Independent
521.61.8591.81.8-7
Secondary school
2487.56.32236.76.2+25
Secondary - Government
531.62.5972.92.7-44
Secondary - Catholic
1123.41.4742.21.2+38
Secondary - Independent
832.52.4521.62.3+31
map this data in atlas.idTAFE280.81.5601.81.8-32
map this data in atlas.idUniversity2347.18.11675.07.7+67
Other
40.10.6210.60.7-17
map this data in atlas.idNot attending2,24367.668.62,24867.869.4-5
Not stated
1093.34.31023.13.9+7

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, Colonel Light Gardens: 1.7% Primary school, Colonel Light Gardens: 11.9% Primary - Government, Colonel Light Gardens: 7.0% Primary - Catholic, Colonel Light Gardens: 3.4% Primary - Independent, Colonel Light Gardens: 1.6% Secondary school, Colonel Light Gardens: 7.5% Secondary - Government, Colonel Light Gardens: 1.6% Secondary - Catholic, Colonel Light Gardens: 3.4% Secondary - Independent, Colonel Light Gardens: 2.5% TAFE, Colonel Light Gardens: 0.8% University, Colonel Light Gardens: 7.1% Other, Colonel Light Gardens: 0.1%
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, Colonel Light Gardens: -19 Primary school, Colonel Light Gardens: -24 Primary - Government, Colonel Light Gardens: -26 Primary - Catholic, Colonel Light Gardens: +9 Primary - Independent, Colonel Light Gardens: -7 Secondary school, Colonel Light Gardens: +25 Secondary - Government, Colonel Light Gardens: -44 Secondary - Catholic, Colonel Light Gardens: +38 Secondary - Independent, Colonel Light Gardens: +31 TAFE, Colonel Light Gardens: -32 University, Colonel Light Gardens: +67 Other, Colonel Light Gardens: -17
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 Colonel Light Gardens in 2016 compared to the City of Mitcham shows that there was a higher proportion attending primary school, a higher proportion attending secondary school, and a lower proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 11.9% of the population were attending primary school, 7.5% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 7.9% 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 Colonel Light Gardens and the City of Mitcham were:

  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Government primary school (11.9% compared to 9.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending and independent secondary school (3.4% compared to 1.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending an independent primary school (3.4% compared to 1.5%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Government secondary school (7.5% compared to 6.3%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Colonel Light Gardens's population increased by 2 people (+0.1%). This represents an average annual change of 0.01% per year over the period.

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

  • University (+67 persons)

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