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Clayton

Education institution attending

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49% of people in Clayton attended an educational institution in 2016.

The share of Clayton'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
Clayton - Total persons (Usual residence)20162001Change
Type of institutionNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2001 to 2016
Pre-school
1780.91.51531.21.3+24
Primary school
6043.17.26014.77.0+2
Primary - Government
4282.25.13933.14.8+35
Primary - Catholic
1530.81.41611.31.6-9
Primary - Independent
230.10.6470.40.6-24
Secondary school
4272.26.15124.06.7-86
Secondary - Government
2641.43.43282.63.7-64
Secondary - Catholic
1110.61.41120.91.6-2
Secondary - Independent
520.31.3720.61.5-20
map this data in atlas.idTAFE4222.21.83823.02.8+39
map this data in atlas.idUniversity7,63939.511.62,75621.77.3+4,883
Other
2311.21.01211.00.9+110
map this data in atlas.idNot attending8,71745.065.77,02955.469.9+1,688
Not stated
1,1325.95.11,1198.84.1+13

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2001 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Education institution attending, 2016
Education institution attending, 2016 Pre-school, City of Monash: 1.5% Primary school, City of Monash: 7.2% Primary - Government, City of Monash: 5.1% Primary - Catholic, City of Monash: 1.4% Primary - Independent, City of Monash: 0.6% Secondary school, City of Monash: 6.1% Secondary - Government, City of Monash: 3.4% Secondary - Catholic, City of Monash: 1.4% Secondary - Independent, City of Monash: 1.3% TAFE, City of Monash: 1.8% University, City of Monash: 11.6% Other, City of Monash: 1.0% Pre-school, Clayton: 0.9% Primary school, Clayton: 3.1% Primary - Government, Clayton: 2.2% Primary - Catholic, Clayton: 0.8% Primary - Independent, Clayton: 0.1% Secondary school, Clayton: 2.2% Secondary - Government, Clayton: 1.4% Secondary - Catholic, Clayton: 0.6% Secondary - Independent, Clayton: 0.3% TAFE, Clayton: 2.2% University, Clayton: 39.5% Other, Clayton: 1.2%
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, 2001 to 2016
Change in education institution attending, 2001 to 2016 Pre-school, Clayton: +24 Primary school, Clayton: +2 Primary - Government, Clayton: +35 Primary - Catholic, Clayton: -9 Primary - Independent, Clayton: -24 Secondary school, Clayton: -86 Secondary - Government, Clayton: -64 Secondary - Catholic, Clayton: -2 Secondary - Independent, Clayton: -20 TAFE, Clayton: +39 University, Clayton: +4,883 Other, Clayton: +110
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2001 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 Clayton in 2016 compared to City of Monash 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, 3.1% of the population were attending primary school, 2.2% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 41.7% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 7.2%, 6.1% and 13.5% respectively for City of Monash.

The major differences between the share of the population attending learning institutions in Clayton and City of Monash were:

  • A larger percentage of persons attending University (39.5% compared to 11.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons not attending (45.0% compared to 65.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending a Government primary school (3.1% compared to 7.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending a Government secondary school (2.2% compared to 6.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2001 to 2016, Clayton's population increased by 6,677 people (+52.7%). This represents an average annual change of 2.86% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the number of persons attending education institutions in Clayton, between 2001 and 2016 were in those who nominated:

  • University (+4,883 persons)
  • Secondary school (-86 persons)
  • Secondary - Government (-64 persons)

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