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Essendon West

Education institution attending

27% of people in Essendon West attended an educational institution in 2011.

The share of Essendon West'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 West - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2006 to 2011
Pre-school
181.41.5231.81.5-5
Primary school
1279.47.01007.67.1+27
Primary - Government
483.53.0362.73.3+12
Primary - Catholic
584.33.1564.23.0+2
Primary - Independent
211.60.980.60.9+13
Secondary school
987.35.81037.86.1-5
Secondary - Government
423.12.5433.32.6-1
Secondary - Catholic
473.52.1443.42.2+3
Secondary - Independent
100.71.2161.21.2-6
map this data in atlas.idTAFE272.01.9151.11.8+12
map this data in atlas.idUniversity816.05.5483.74.9+33
Other
70.50.990.70.8-3
map this data in atlas.idNot attending92268.470.593671.269.6-14
Not stated
675.06.8806.18.3-13

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 West: 1.4% Primary school, Essendon West: 9.4% Primary - Government, Essendon West: 3.5% Primary - Catholic, Essendon West: 4.3% Primary - Independent, Essendon West: 1.6% Secondary school, Essendon West: 7.3% Secondary - Government, Essendon West: 3.1% Secondary - Catholic, Essendon West: 3.5% Secondary - Independent, Essendon West: 0.7% TAFE, Essendon West: 2.0% University, Essendon West: 6.0% Other, Essendon West: 0.5%
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 West: -5 Primary school, Essendon West: +27 Primary - Government, Essendon West: +12 Primary - Catholic, Essendon West: +2 Primary - Independent, Essendon West: +13 Secondary school, Essendon West: -5 Secondary - Government, Essendon West: -1 Secondary - Catholic, Essendon West: +3 Secondary - Independent, Essendon West: -6 TAFE, Essendon West: +12 University, Essendon West: +33 Other, Essendon West: -3
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 West in 2011 compared to the City of Moonee Valley shows that there was a higher proportion attending primary school, a higher proportion attending secondary school, and a higher proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 9.4% of the population were attending primary school, 7.3% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 8.0% 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 West and the City of Moonee Valley were:

  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Government primary school (9.4% compared to 7.0%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Government secondary school (7.3% compared to 5.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending and independent secondary school (3.5% compared to 2.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons not attending (68.4% compared to 70.5%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Essendon West's population increased by 34 people (+2.6%). This represents an average annual change of 0.51% per year over the period.

There were no major differences in Essendon West between 2006 and 2011.

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