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29% of people in the City of Monash attended an educational institution in 2016.

The share of the City of Monash'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
City of Monash - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
Pre-school
2,7501.51.62,5291.51.7+221
Primary school
13,0787.27.911,1976.67.6+1,881
Primary - Government
9,2735.15.37,6304.54.9+1,643
Primary - Catholic
2,6341.41.72,5191.51.7+115
Primary - Independent
1,1710.60.91,0480.60.9+123
Secondary school
11,1886.16.110,6206.36.3+568
Secondary - Government
6,2853.43.36,0223.63.4+263
Secondary - Catholic
2,4901.41.42,3501.41.5+140
Secondary - Independent
2,4131.31.32,2481.31.4+165
map this data in atlas.idTAFE3,3711.81.83,8852.32.2-514
map this data in atlas.idUniversity21,25411.66.415,3969.15.3+5,858
Other
1,7711.01.11,5130.91.0+258
map this data in atlas.idNot attending119,95965.768.6115,27968.169.2+4,680
Not stated
9,2495.16.48,8575.26.6+392

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, Greater Melbourne: 1.6% Primary school, Greater Melbourne: 7.9% Primary - Government, Greater Melbourne: 5.3% Primary - Catholic, Greater Melbourne: 1.7% Primary - Independent, Greater Melbourne: 0.9% Secondary school, Greater Melbourne: 6.1% Secondary - Government, Greater Melbourne: 3.3% Secondary - Catholic, Greater Melbourne: 1.4% Secondary - Independent, Greater Melbourne: 1.3% TAFE, Greater Melbourne: 1.8% University, Greater Melbourne: 6.4% Other, Greater Melbourne: 1.1% 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%
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, City of Monash: +221 Primary school, City of Monash: +1,881 Primary - Government, City of Monash: +1,643 Primary - Catholic, City of Monash: +115 Primary - Independent, City of Monash: +123 Secondary school, City of Monash: +568 Secondary - Government, City of Monash: +263 Secondary - Catholic, City of Monash: +140 Secondary - Independent, City of Monash: +165 TAFE, City of Monash: -514 University, City of Monash: +5,858 Other, City of Monash: +258
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 the City of Monash in 2016 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a lower proportion attending primary school, a similar proportion attending secondary school, and a higher proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 7.2% of the population were attending primary school, 6.1% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 13.5% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 7.9%, 6.1% and 8.2% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons attending University (11.6% compared to 6.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons not attending (65.7% compared to 68.6%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, City of Monash's population increased by 13,344 people (+7.9%). This represents an average annual change of 1.53% per year over the period.

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

  • University (+5,858 persons)
  • Primary school (+1,881 persons)
  • Primary - Government (+1,643 persons)
  • Secondary school (+568 persons)

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