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Glen Waverley

Education institution attending

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29% of people in Glen Waverley attended an educational institution in 2016.

The share of Glen Waverley'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
Glen Waverley - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2011 to 2016
Pre-school
6161.51.54991.31.5+117
Primary school
3,1497.87.22,8557.36.6+294
Primary - Government
2,5986.55.12,2215.74.5+377
Primary - Catholic
3260.81.44171.11.5-91
Primary - Independent
2250.60.62170.60.6+8
Secondary school
3,3198.36.13,2698.36.3+50
Secondary - Government
2,3665.93.42,3035.93.6+63
Secondary - Catholic
3040.81.43550.91.4-51
Secondary - Independent
6491.61.36111.61.3+38
map this data in atlas.idTAFE7441.91.88602.22.3-116
map this data in atlas.idUniversity3,3988.511.62,8237.29.1+575
Other
4151.01.03250.80.9+90
map this data in atlas.idNot attending26,91367.065.726,50067.668.1+413
Not stated
1,6174.05.12,0805.35.2-463

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 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, Glen Waverley: 1.5% Primary school, Glen Waverley: 7.8% Primary - Government, Glen Waverley: 6.5% Primary - Catholic, Glen Waverley: 0.8% Primary - Independent, Glen Waverley: 0.6% Secondary school, Glen Waverley: 8.3% Secondary - Government, Glen Waverley: 5.9% Secondary - Catholic, Glen Waverley: 0.8% Secondary - Independent, Glen Waverley: 1.6% TAFE, Glen Waverley: 1.9% University, Glen Waverley: 8.5% Other, Glen Waverley: 1.0%
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, Glen Waverley: +117 Primary school, Glen Waverley: +294 Primary - Government, Glen Waverley: +377 Primary - Catholic, Glen Waverley: -91 Primary - Independent, Glen Waverley: +8 Secondary school, Glen Waverley: +50 Secondary - Government, Glen Waverley: +63 Secondary - Catholic, Glen Waverley: -51 Secondary - Independent, Glen Waverley: +38 TAFE, Glen Waverley: -116 University, Glen Waverley: +575 Other, Glen Waverley: +90
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 Glen Waverley in 2016 compared to City of Monash 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, 7.8% of the population were attending primary school, 8.3% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 10.3% 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 Glen Waverley and City of Monash were:

  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Catholic secondary school (5.9% compared to 3.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Government secondary school (8.3% compared to 6.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Catholic primary school (6.5% compared to 5.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending University (8.5% compared to 11.6%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Glen Waverley's population increased by 960 people (+2.4%). This represents an average annual change of 0.48% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the number of persons attending education institutions in Glen Waverley, between 2011 and 2016 were in those who nominated:

  • University (+575 persons)
  • Primary - Government (+377 persons)
  • Primary school (+294 persons)
  • Pre-school (+117 persons)

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