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North - East Region

Education institution attending

28% of people in North - East Region attended an educational institution in 2011.

The share of North - East Region'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
North - East Region - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
Pre-school
2901.31.42631.21.3+27
Primary school
2,0629.58.82,0429.58.8+20
Primary - Government
1,1805.45.61,2195.75.9-39
Primary - Catholic
4121.91.44061.91.2+6
Primary - Independent
4702.21.84171.91.7+53
Secondary school
1,5837.36.21,5587.26.2+26
Secondary - Government
5162.42.75762.72.9-60
Secondary - Catholic
3481.61.23851.81.2-37
Secondary - Independent
7193.32.35972.82.1+122
map this data in atlas.idTAFE3631.71.83861.82.1-23
map this data in atlas.idUniversity1,5807.37.71,4426.77.2+139
Other
1170.50.71520.70.7-35
map this data in atlas.idNot attending14,83568.569.414,68268.268.8+153
Not stated
8233.83.91,0034.74.9-180

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, North - East Region: 1.3% Primary school, North - East Region: 9.5% Primary - Government, North - East Region: 5.4% Primary - Catholic, North - East Region: 1.9% Primary - Independent, North - East Region: 2.2% Secondary school, North - East Region: 7.3% Secondary - Government, North - East Region: 2.4% Secondary - Catholic, North - East Region: 1.6% Secondary - Independent, North - East Region: 3.3% TAFE, North - East Region: 1.7% University, North - East Region: 7.3% Other, North - East Region: 0.5%
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, North - East Region: +27 Primary school, North - East Region: +20 Primary - Government, North - East Region: -39 Primary - Catholic, North - East Region: +6 Primary - Independent, North - East Region: +53 Secondary school, North - East Region: +26 Secondary - Government, North - East Region: -60 Secondary - Catholic, North - East Region: -37 Secondary - Independent, North - East Region: +122 TAFE, North - East Region: -23 University, North - East Region: +139 Other, North - East Region: -35
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 North - East Region in 2011 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, 9.5% of the population were attending primary school, 7.3% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 9.0% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 8.8%, 6.2% and 9.5% respectively for the City of Mitcham.

The major difference between the share of the population attending learning institutions in North - East Region and the City of Mitcham was:

  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Government secondary school (7.3% compared to 6.2%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, North - East Region's population increased by 125 people (+0.6%). This represents an average annual change of 0.12% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the number of persons attending education institutions in North - East Region, between 2006 and 2011 were in those who nominated:

  • University (+139 persons)
  • Secondary - Independent (+122 persons)
  • Secondary - Government (-60 persons)
  • Primary - Independent (+53 persons)

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