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Essendon West

Education institution attending

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

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

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)20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2011 to 2016
Pre-school
191.41.5181.41.5+1
Primary school
1158.37.41279.47.0-12
Primary - Government
443.23.3473.53.0-4
Primary - Catholic
533.93.2584.33.1-4
Primary - Independent
171.30.9211.60.9-4
Secondary school
1178.55.9987.35.8+19
Secondary - Government
423.12.5413.12.5+1
Secondary - Catholic
614.52.2473.52.1+15
Secondary - Independent
131.01.290.71.2+4
map this data in atlas.idTAFE161.21.4262.01.9-10
map this data in atlas.idUniversity805.86.5816.05.50
Other
30.31.060.50.9-3
map this data in atlas.idNot attending95869.169.992168.470.5+36
Not stated
745.46.6675.06.8+7

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 West: 1.4% Primary school, Essendon West: 8.3% Primary - Government, Essendon West: 3.2% Primary - Catholic, Essendon West: 3.9% Primary - Independent, Essendon West: 1.3% Secondary school, Essendon West: 8.5% Secondary - Government, Essendon West: 3.1% Secondary - Catholic, Essendon West: 4.5% Secondary - Independent, Essendon West: 1.0% TAFE, Essendon West: 1.2% University, Essendon West: 5.8% Other, Essendon West: 0.3%
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 West: +1 Primary school, Essendon West: -12 Primary - Government, Essendon West: -4 Primary - Catholic, Essendon West: -4 Primary - Independent, Essendon West: -4 Secondary school, Essendon West: +19 Secondary - Government, Essendon West: +1 Secondary - Catholic, Essendon West: +15 Secondary - Independent, Essendon West: +4 TAFE, Essendon West: -10 University, Essendon West: 0 Other, Essendon West: -3
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 West in 2016 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 lower proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 8.3% of the population were attending primary school, 8.5% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 7.0% 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 Essendon West and the City of Moonee Valley were:

  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Government secondary school (8.5% compared to 5.9%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending and independent secondary school (4.5% compared to 2.2%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Essendon West's population increased by 38 people (+2.8%). This represents an average annual change of 0.56% per year over the period.

There were no major differences in Essendon West between 2011 and 2016.

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