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Essendon

Education institution attending

25% of people in Essendon attended an educational institution in 2011.

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)20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2006 to 2011
Pre-school
2801.51.52501.41.5+30
Primary school
1,4037.47.01,4628.17.1-59
Primary - Government
3842.03.05132.83.3-129
Primary - Catholic
7443.93.17133.93.0+31
Primary - Independent
2751.50.92371.30.9+38
Secondary school
1,2756.85.81,2717.06.1+4
Secondary - Government
3962.12.53902.22.6+6
Secondary - Catholic
5012.72.15363.02.2-35
Secondary - Independent
3782.01.23441.91.2+34
map this data in atlas.idTAFE3401.81.93131.71.8+27
map this data in atlas.idUniversity1,2716.75.51,0655.94.9+207
Other
1550.80.91280.70.8+27
map this data in atlas.idNot attending12,88068.470.512,23167.669.6+649
Not stated
1,2396.66.81,3777.68.3-138

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 Moonee Valley: 1.5% Primary school, City of Moonee Valley: 7.0% Primary - Government, City of Moonee Valley: 3.0% Primary - Catholic, City of Moonee Valley: 3.1% Primary - Independent, City of Moonee Valley: 0.9% Secondary school, City of Moonee Valley: 5.8% Secondary - Government, City of Moonee Valley: 2.5% Secondary - Catholic, City of Moonee Valley: 2.1% Secondary - Independent, City of Moonee Valley: 1.2% TAFE, City of Moonee Valley: 1.9% University, City of Moonee Valley: 5.5% Other, City of Moonee Valley: 0.9% Pre-school, Essendon: 1.5% Primary school, Essendon: 7.4% Primary - Government, Essendon: 2.0% Primary - Catholic, Essendon: 3.9% Primary - Independent, Essendon: 1.5% Secondary school, Essendon: 6.8% Secondary - Government, Essendon: 2.1% Secondary - Catholic, Essendon: 2.7% Secondary - Independent, Essendon: 2.0% TAFE, Essendon: 1.8% University, Essendon: 6.7% Other, Essendon: 0.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011 Pre-school, Essendon: +30 Primary school, Essendon: -59 Primary - Government, Essendon: -129 Primary - Catholic, Essendon: +31 Primary - Independent, Essendon: +38 Secondary school, Essendon: +4 Secondary - Government, Essendon: +6 Secondary - Catholic, Essendon: -35 Secondary - Independent, Essendon: +34 TAFE, Essendon: +27 University, Essendon: +207 Other, Essendon: +27
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 Essendon in 2011 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, 7.4% of the population were attending primary school, 6.8% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 8.5% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 7.0%, 5.8% and 7.5% respectively for the City of Moonee Valley.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons attending University (6.7% compared to 5.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons not attending (68.4% compared to 70.5%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Essendon's population increased by 746 people (+4.1%). This represents an average annual change of 0.81% per year over the period.

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

  • University (+207 persons)
  • Primary - Government (-129 persons)
  • Primary school (-59 persons)

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