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Education institution attending

27% of people in West Region attended an educational institution in 2011.

The share of West 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
West Region - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
Pre-school
2611.41.42131.21.3+48
Primary school
1,4807.88.81,3687.48.8+112
Primary - Government
9915.25.69505.15.9+41
Primary - Catholic
3171.71.42471.31.2+70
Primary - Independent
1720.91.81710.91.7+1
Secondary school
9124.86.28544.66.2+58
Secondary - Government
4622.42.74752.62.9-13
Secondary - Catholic
2731.41.21991.11.2+74
Secondary - Independent
1770.92.31811.02.1-4
map this data in atlas.idTAFE3902.11.84102.22.1-20
map this data in atlas.idUniversity1,88910.07.71,7289.47.2+161
Other
1490.80.71050.60.7+44
map this data in atlas.idNot attending13,01368.769.412,68068.768.8+333
Not stated
8554.53.91,1056.04.9-250

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, West Region: 1.4% Primary school, West Region: 7.8% Primary - Government, West Region: 5.2% Primary - Catholic, West Region: 1.7% Primary - Independent, West Region: 0.9% Secondary school, West Region: 4.8% Secondary - Government, West Region: 2.4% Secondary - Catholic, West Region: 1.4% Secondary - Independent, West Region: 0.9% TAFE, West Region: 2.1% University, West Region: 10.0% Other, West Region: 0.8%
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, West Region: +48 Primary school, West Region: +112 Primary - Government, West Region: +41 Primary - Catholic, West Region: +70 Primary - Independent, West Region: +1 Secondary school, West Region: +58 Secondary - Government, West Region: -13 Secondary - Catholic, West Region: +74 Secondary - Independent, West Region: -4 TAFE, West Region: -20 University, West Region: +161 Other, West Region: +44
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 West Region in 2011 compared to the City of Mitcham shows that there was a lower proportion attending primary school, a lower proportion attending secondary school, and a higher proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 7.8% of the population were attending primary school, 4.8% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 12.0% 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 West Region and the City of Mitcham were:

  • A larger percentage of persons attending University (10.0% compared to 7.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending a Government secondary school (4.8% compared to 6.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending a secondary school (any type) (0.9% compared to 2.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending a Government primary school (7.8% compared to 8.8%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, West Region's population increased by 485 people (+2.6%). This represents an average annual change of 0.52% per year over the period.

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

  • University (+161 persons)
  • Primary school (+112 persons)
  • Secondary - Catholic (+74 persons)
  • Primary - Catholic (+70 persons)

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