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Avondale Heights

Education institution attending

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

19% of people in Avondale Heights attended an educational institution in 2016.

The share of Avondale Heights'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
Avondale Heights - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2011 to 2016
Pre-school
1561.31.51541.41.5+2
Primary school
7706.67.46525.97.0+118
Primary - Government
3453.03.33052.83.0+40
Primary - Catholic
3553.13.22812.63.1+74
Primary - Independent
700.60.9660.60.9+4
Secondary school
6045.25.95695.25.8+35
Secondary - Government
3062.62.52752.52.5+31
Secondary - Catholic
2101.82.22031.82.1+7
Secondary - Independent
880.81.2910.81.2-3
map this data in atlas.idTAFE1281.11.41851.71.9-57
map this data in atlas.idUniversity4784.16.54263.95.5+52
Other
820.71.0740.70.9+8
map this data in atlas.idNot attending8,64274.569.98,31375.770.5+329
Not stated
7366.36.66085.56.8+128

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 Moonee Valley: 1.5% Primary school, City of Moonee Valley: 7.4% Primary - Government, City of Moonee Valley: 3.3% Primary - Catholic, City of Moonee Valley: 3.2% Primary - Independent, City of Moonee Valley: 0.9% Secondary school, City of Moonee Valley: 5.9% Secondary - Government, City of Moonee Valley: 2.5% Secondary - Catholic, City of Moonee Valley: 2.2% Secondary - Independent, City of Moonee Valley: 1.2% TAFE, City of Moonee Valley: 1.4% University, City of Moonee Valley: 6.5% Other, City of Moonee Valley: 1.0% Pre-school, Avondale Heights: 1.3% Primary school, Avondale Heights: 6.6% Primary - Government, Avondale Heights: 3.0% Primary - Catholic, Avondale Heights: 3.1% Primary - Independent, Avondale Heights: 0.6% Secondary school, Avondale Heights: 5.2% Secondary - Government, Avondale Heights: 2.6% Secondary - Catholic, Avondale Heights: 1.8% Secondary - Independent, Avondale Heights: 0.8% TAFE, Avondale Heights: 1.1% University, Avondale Heights: 4.1% Other, Avondale Heights: 0.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
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Change in education institution attending, 2011 to 2016
Change in education institution attending, 2011 to 2016 Pre-school, Avondale Heights: +2 Primary school, Avondale Heights: +118 Primary - Government, Avondale Heights: +40 Primary - Catholic, Avondale Heights: +74 Primary - Independent, Avondale Heights: +4 Secondary school, Avondale Heights: +35 Secondary - Government, Avondale Heights: +31 Secondary - Catholic, Avondale Heights: +7 Secondary - Independent, Avondale Heights: -3 TAFE, Avondale Heights: -57 University, Avondale Heights: +52 Other, Avondale Heights: +8
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 Avondale Heights in 2016 compared to the City of Moonee Valley shows that there was a lower proportion attending primary school, a lower proportion attending secondary school, and a lower proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 6.6% of the population were attending primary school, 5.2% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 5.2% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 7.4%, 5.9% and 7.9% respectively for the City of Moonee Valley.

The major differences between the share of the population attending learning institutions in Avondale Heights and the City of Moonee Valley were:

  • A larger percentage of persons not attending (74.5% compared to 69.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending University (4.1% compared to 6.5%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Avondale Heights's population increased by 615 people (+5.6%). This represents an average annual change of 1.1% per year over the period.

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

  • Primary school (+118 persons)
  • Primary - Catholic (+74 persons)
  • TAFE (-57 persons)
  • University (+52 persons)

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