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Mount Waverley

Education institution attending


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27% of people in Mount Waverley attended an educational institution in 2016.

The share of Mount 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
Mount Waverley - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2011 to 2016
Primary school
Primary - Government
Primary - Catholic
Primary - Independent
Secondary school
Secondary - Government
Secondary - Catholic
Secondary - Independent
map this data in atlas.idTAFE5211.61.87282.32.3-207
map this data in atlas.idUniversity2,7358.211.62,1966.89.1+539
map this data in atlas.idNot attending22,84468.165.722,45170.068.1+393
Not stated

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, Mount Waverley: 1.4% Primary school, Mount Waverley: 8.0% Primary - Government, Mount Waverley: 5.9% Primary - Catholic, Mount Waverley: 1.3% Primary - Independent, Mount Waverley: 0.8% Secondary school, Mount Waverley: 7.1% Secondary - Government, Mount Waverley: 4.0% Secondary - Catholic, Mount Waverley: 1.3% Secondary - Independent, Mount Waverley: 1.8% TAFE, Mount Waverley: 1.6% University, Mount Waverley: 8.2% Other, Mount Waverley: 0.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.
Change in education institution attending, 2011 to 2016
Change in education institution attending, 2011 to 2016 Pre-school, Mount Waverley: -45 Primary school, Mount Waverley: +316 Primary - Government, Mount Waverley: +277 Primary - Catholic, Mount Waverley: +52 Primary - Independent, Mount Waverley: -13 Secondary school, Mount Waverley: +75 Secondary - Government, Mount Waverley: +66 Secondary - Catholic, Mount Waverley: -52 Secondary - Independent, Mount Waverley: +61 TAFE, Mount Waverley: -207 University, Mount Waverley: +539 Other, Mount Waverley: +36
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the share of the population attending educational institutions in Mount 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, 8.0% of the population were attending primary school, 7.1% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 9.7% 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 Mount Waverley and City of Monash were:

  • A larger percentage of persons not attending (68.1% compared to 65.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Government secondary school (7.1% compared to 6.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending University (8.2% compared to 11.6%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Mount Waverley's population increased by 1,471 people (+4.6%). This represents an average annual change of 0.9% per year over the period.

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

  • University (+539 persons)
  • Primary school (+316 persons)
  • Primary - Government (+277 persons)
  • TAFE (-207 persons)

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