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Education institution attending

27% of people in the City of Monash attended an educational institution in 2011.

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)20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Pre-school
2,5291.51.72,2371.41.6+292
Primary school
11,1976.67.610,7156.67.9+482
Primary - Government
7,6304.54.97,4414.65.2+189
Primary - Catholic
2,5191.51.72,2931.41.8+226
Primary - Independent
1,0480.60.99810.60.9+67
Secondary school
10,6206.36.310,1346.36.5+486
Secondary - Government
6,0223.63.45,7963.63.6+226
Secondary - Catholic
2,3501.41.52,2041.41.5+146
Secondary - Independent
2,2481.31.42,1341.31.4+114
map this data in atlas.idTAFE3,8852.32.23,9172.42.1-32
map this data in atlas.idUniversity15,3969.15.313,0748.14.7+2,322
Other
1,5130.91.01,1270.70.8+386
map this data in atlas.idNot attending115,27968.169.2108,90567.568.2+6,374
Not stated
8,8575.26.611,1306.98.2-2,273

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, Greater Melbourne: 1.7% Primary school, Greater Melbourne: 7.6% Primary - Government, Greater Melbourne: 4.9% Primary - Catholic, Greater Melbourne: 1.7% Primary - Independent, Greater Melbourne: 0.9% Secondary school, Greater Melbourne: 6.3% Secondary - Government, Greater Melbourne: 3.4% Secondary - Catholic, Greater Melbourne: 1.5% Secondary - Independent, Greater Melbourne: 1.4% TAFE, Greater Melbourne: 2.2% University, Greater Melbourne: 5.3% Other, Greater Melbourne: 1.0% 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%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011 Pre-school, City of Monash: +292 Primary school, City of Monash: +482 Primary - Government, City of Monash: +189 Primary - Catholic, City of Monash: +226 Primary - Independent, City of Monash: +67 Secondary school, City of Monash: +486 Secondary - Government, City of Monash: +226 Secondary - Catholic, City of Monash: +146 Secondary - Independent, City of Monash: +114 TAFE, City of Monash: -32 University, City of Monash: +2,322 Other, City of Monash: +386
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (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 2011 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, 6.6% of the population were attending primary school, 6.3% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 11.4% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 7.6%, 6.3% and 7.6% 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 (9.1% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons not attending (68.1% compared to 69.2%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, City of Monash's population increased by 8,037 people (+5.0%). This represents an average annual change of 0.98% per year over the period.

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

  • University (+2,322 persons)
  • Secondary school (+486 persons)
  • Primary school (+482 persons)
  • Pre-school (+292 persons)

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