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Shire of Morawa

Education institution attending

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24% of people in the Shire of Morawa attended an educational institution in 2016.

The share of the Shire of Morawa'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
Shire of Morawa - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%Regional WA %Number%Regional WA %2011 to 2016
Pre-school141.91.2192.11.5-5
Primary school729.68.79811.09.2-26
Primary - Government729.66.49510.66.8-23
Primary - Catholic00.01.500.01.60
Primary - Independent00.00.930.30.9-3
Secondary school719.56.09210.35.0-21
Secondary - Government689.14.1839.33.3-15
Secondary - Catholic00.01.130.30.9-3
Secondary - Independent30.40.860.70.8-3
TAFE91.21.650.62.0+4
University111.51.470.81.3+4
Other30.40.570.80.4-4
Not attending49766.569.558365.370.2-86
Not stated709.411.1829.210.4-12

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, Regional WA: 1.2% Primary school, Regional WA: 8.7% Primary - Government, Regional WA: 6.4% Primary - Catholic, Regional WA: 1.5% Primary - Independent, Regional WA: 0.9% Secondary school, Regional WA: 6.0% Secondary - Government, Regional WA: 4.1% Secondary - Catholic, Regional WA: 1.1% Secondary - Independent, Regional WA: 0.8% TAFE, Regional WA: 1.6% University, Regional WA: 1.4% Other, Regional WA: 0.5% Pre-school, Shire of Morawa: 1.9% Primary school, Shire of Morawa: 9.6% Primary - Government, Shire of Morawa: 9.6% Primary - Catholic, Shire of Morawa: 0.0% Primary - Independent, Shire of Morawa: 0.0% Secondary school, Shire of Morawa: 9.5% Secondary - Government, Shire of Morawa: 9.1% Secondary - Catholic, Shire of Morawa: 0.0% Secondary - Independent, Shire of Morawa: 0.4% TAFE, Shire of Morawa: 1.2% University, Shire of Morawa: 1.5% Other, Shire of Morawa: 0.4%
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, Shire of Morawa: -5 Primary school, Shire of Morawa: -26 Primary - Government, Shire of Morawa: -23 Primary - Catholic, Shire of Morawa: 0 Primary - Independent, Shire of Morawa: -3 Secondary school, Shire of Morawa: -21 Secondary - Government, Shire of Morawa: -15 Secondary - Catholic, Shire of Morawa: -3 Secondary - Independent, Shire of Morawa: -3 TAFE, Shire of Morawa: +4 University, Shire of Morawa: +4 Other, Shire of Morawa: -4
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 the Shire of Morawa in 2016 compared to Regional WA shows that there was a higher proportion attending primary school, a higher proportion attending secondary school, and a similar proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 9.6% of the population were attending primary school, 9.5% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 2.7% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 8.7%, 6.0% and 3.0% respectively for Regional WA.

The major differences between the share of the population attending learning institutions in the Shire of Morawa and Regional WA were:

  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Catholic secondary school (9.1% compared to 4.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Government secondary school (9.5% compared to 6.0%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Catholic primary school (9.6% compared to 6.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons not attending (66.5% compared to 69.5%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Shire of Morawa's population decreased by 146 people (+16.3%). This represents an average annual change of -3.51% per year over the period.

There were no major differences in the Shire of Morawa between 2011 and 2016.

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