Education institution attending
23% of Brunswick's population attend an educational institution.
The share of Brunswick's population attending educational institutions reflects the age structure of the population, which influences 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?'
|Education institute attending|
|Type of institute||Number||%||City of Moreland||Number||%||City of Moreland||2006 to 2011|
|Primary - Government||596||2.7||3.5||7003||556||2.8||3.5||+40|
|Primary - Catholic||141||0.6||2.0||7004||174||0.9||2.2||-32|
|Primary - Independent||58||0.3||0.7||7005||65||0.3||0.6||-7|
|Secondary - Government||419||1.9||2.6||7007||411||2.1||2.8||+7|
|Secondary - Catholic||97||0.4||1.3||7008||125||0.6||1.4||-27|
|Secondary - Independent||84||0.4||0.7||7009||75||0.4||0.6||+9|
Analysis of the share of the population attending educational institutions in Brunswick in 2011 compared to the City of Moreland shows that there was a lower proportion attending primary school, a lower proportion attending secondary school, and a higher proportion engaged in tertiary level education.
Overall, 3.6% of the population were attending primary school, 2.8% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 14.8% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 6.1%, 4.6% and 9.2% respectively for the City of Moreland.
The major differences between the share of the population attending learning institutions in Brunswick and the City of Moreland were:
- A larger percentage of persons attending University (12.0% compared to 6.8%)
- A smaller percentage of persons attending a Government primary school (3.6% compared to 6.1%)
- A smaller percentage of persons attending a Government secondary school (2.8% compared to 4.6%)
- A smaller percentage of persons attending an independent primary school (0.6% compared to 2.0%)
From 2006 to 2011, Brunswick's population aged 15 years and over increased by 2,000 people (+10.1%). This represents an average annual change of 1.94% per year over the period.
The largest changes in the number of people attending education institutions in Brunswick, between 2006 and 2011 were in those who nominated:
- University (+205 persons)
- Pre-school (+90 persons)
- TAFE (+62 persons)