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Essendon

Education institution attending

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25% of people in Essendon attended an educational institution in 2016.

The share of Essendon'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
Essendon - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2011 to 2016
Pre-school
2851.41.52801.51.5+5
Primary school
1,5067.37.41,4037.47.0+103
Primary - Government
5962.93.33842.03.0+212
Primary - Catholic
6753.33.27443.93.1-69
Primary - Independent
2351.10.92751.50.9-40
Secondary school
1,3776.75.91,2756.85.8+102
Secondary - Government
3961.92.53962.12.50
Secondary - Catholic
5902.92.25012.72.1+89
Secondary - Independent
3911.91.23782.01.2+13
map this data in atlas.idTAFE2761.31.43401.81.9-64
map this data in atlas.idUniversity1,4747.26.51,2716.75.5+203
Other
1680.81.01550.80.9+13
map this data in atlas.idNot attending14,29069.369.912,88068.470.5+1,410
Not stated
1,2386.06.61,2396.66.8-1

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, Essendon: 1.4% Primary school, Essendon: 7.3% Primary - Government, Essendon: 2.9% Primary - Catholic, Essendon: 3.3% Primary - Independent, Essendon: 1.1% Secondary school, Essendon: 6.7% Secondary - Government, Essendon: 1.9% Secondary - Catholic, Essendon: 2.9% Secondary - Independent, Essendon: 1.9% TAFE, Essendon: 1.3% University, Essendon: 7.2% Other, Essendon: 0.8%
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, Essendon: +5 Primary school, Essendon: +103 Primary - Government, Essendon: +212 Primary - Catholic, Essendon: -69 Primary - Independent, Essendon: -40 Secondary school, Essendon: +102 Secondary - Government, Essendon: 0 Secondary - Catholic, Essendon: +89 Secondary - Independent, Essendon: +13 TAFE, Essendon: -64 University, Essendon: +203 Other, Essendon: +13
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 Essendon in 2016 compared to the City of Moonee Valley shows that there was a similar proportion attending primary school, a higher proportion attending secondary school, and a higher proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 7.3% of the population were attending primary school, 6.7% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 8.5% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 7.4%, 5.9% and 7.9% respectively for the City of Moonee Valley.

There were no major differences between Essendon and City of Moonee Valley in 2016.

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Essendon's population increased by 1,771 people (+9.4%). This represents an average annual change of 1.81% per year over the period.

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

  • Primary - Government (+212 persons)
  • University (+203 persons)
  • Primary school (+103 persons)
  • Secondary school (+102 persons)

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