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Wheelers Hill

Education institution attending


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24% of people in Wheelers Hill attended an educational institution in 2011.

The share of Wheelers Hill'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
Wheelers Hill - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
Primary school
Primary - Government
Primary - Catholic
Primary - Independent
Secondary school
Secondary - Government
Secondary - Catholic
Secondary - Independent
map this data in atlas.idTAFE3151.62.33621.82.4-47
map this data in atlas.idUniversity1,1496.09.11,1775.98.1-28
map this data in atlas.idNot attending13,74972.068.113,98570.467.5-236
Not stated

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 Monash: 1.5% Primary school, City of Monash: 6.6% Primary - Government, City of Monash: 4.5% Primary - Catholic, City of Monash: 1.5% Primary - Independent, City of Monash: 0.6% Secondary school, City of Monash: 6.3% Secondary - Government, City of Monash: 3.6% Secondary - Catholic, City of Monash: 1.4% Secondary - Independent, City of Monash: 1.3% TAFE, City of Monash: 2.3% University, City of Monash: 9.1% Other, City of Monash: 0.9% Pre-school, Wheelers Hill: 1.5% Primary school, Wheelers Hill: 7.2% Primary - Government, Wheelers Hill: 4.6% Primary - Catholic, Wheelers Hill: 1.8% Primary - Independent, Wheelers Hill: 0.9% Secondary school, Wheelers Hill: 7.1% Secondary - Government, Wheelers Hill: 2.9% Secondary - Catholic, Wheelers Hill: 1.7% Secondary - Independent, Wheelers Hill: 2.5% TAFE, Wheelers Hill: 1.6% University, Wheelers Hill: 6.0% Other, Wheelers Hill: 0.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011 Pre-school, Wheelers Hill: +25 Primary school, Wheelers Hill: +41 Primary - Government, Wheelers Hill: +13 Primary - Catholic, Wheelers Hill: +30 Primary - Independent, Wheelers Hill: -2 Secondary school, Wheelers Hill: -133 Secondary - Government, Wheelers Hill: -65 Secondary - Catholic, Wheelers Hill: -16 Secondary - Independent, Wheelers Hill: -52 TAFE, Wheelers Hill: -47 University, Wheelers Hill: -28 Other, Wheelers Hill: +6
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (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 Wheelers Hill in 2011 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, 7.2% of the population were attending primary school, 7.1% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 7.7% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 6.6%, 6.3% and 11.4% respectively for City of Monash.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons not attending (72.0% compared to 68.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a secondary school (any type) (2.5% compared to 1.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending University (6.0% compared to 9.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Wheelers Hill's population decreased by 758 people (+3.8%). This represents an average annual change of -0.78% per year over the period.

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

  • Secondary school (-133 persons)
  • Secondary - Government (-65 persons)
  • Secondary - Independent (-52 persons)

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