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Colonel Light Gardens

Education institution attending

29% of people in Colonel Light Gardens attended an educational institution in 2011.

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)20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
Pre-school
752.31.4571.71.3+18
Primary school
42012.78.837211.38.8+48
Primary - Government
2577.85.62537.75.9+4
Primary - Catholic
1043.11.4862.61.2+18
Primary - Independent
591.81.8321.01.7+27
Secondary school
2236.76.22226.86.2+1
Secondary - Government
972.92.71123.42.9-15
Secondary - Catholic
742.21.2672.01.2+7
Secondary - Independent
521.62.3431.32.1+9
map this data in atlas.idTAFE601.81.8642.02.1-4
map this data in atlas.idUniversity1675.07.71966.07.2-29
Other
210.60.7170.50.7+4
map this data in atlas.idNot attending2,24867.869.42,22267.868.8+26
Not stated
1023.13.91293.94.9-27

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, Colonel Light Gardens: 2.3% Primary school, Colonel Light Gardens: 12.7% Primary - Government, Colonel Light Gardens: 7.8% Primary - Catholic, Colonel Light Gardens: 3.1% Primary - Independent, Colonel Light Gardens: 1.8% Secondary school, Colonel Light Gardens: 6.7% Secondary - Government, Colonel Light Gardens: 2.9% Secondary - Catholic, Colonel Light Gardens: 2.2% Secondary - Independent, Colonel Light Gardens: 1.6% TAFE, Colonel Light Gardens: 1.8% University, Colonel Light Gardens: 5.0% Other, Colonel Light Gardens: 0.6%
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, Colonel Light Gardens: +18 Primary school, Colonel Light Gardens: +48 Primary - Government, Colonel Light Gardens: +4 Primary - Catholic, Colonel Light Gardens: +18 Primary - Independent, Colonel Light Gardens: +27 Secondary school, Colonel Light Gardens: +1 Secondary - Government, Colonel Light Gardens: -15 Secondary - Catholic, Colonel Light Gardens: +7 Secondary - Independent, Colonel Light Gardens: +9 TAFE, Colonel Light Gardens: -4 University, Colonel Light Gardens: -29 Other, Colonel Light Gardens: +4
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 Colonel Light Gardens in 2011 compared to the City of Mitcham shows that there was a higher proportion attending primary school, a similar proportion attending secondary school, and a lower proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 12.7% of the population were attending primary school, 6.7% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 6.8% 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 Colonel Light Gardens and the City of Mitcham were:

  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Government primary school (12.7% compared to 8.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Catholic primary school (7.8% compared to 5.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending an independent primary school (3.1% compared to 1.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending University (5.0% compared to 7.7%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Colonel Light Gardens's population increased by 38 people (+1.2%). This represents an average annual change of 0.23% per year over the period.

There were no major differences in Colonel Light Gardens between 2006 and 2011.

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