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Mornington Peninsula Shire

Education institution attending

21% of people in Mornington Peninsula Shire attended an educational institution in 2011.

The share of Mornington Peninsula Shire'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
Mornington Peninsula Shire - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Pre-school
2,5391.81.72,2171.61.6+322
Primary school
11,7078.17.610,9708.07.9+737
Primary - Government
8,6116.04.98,5996.35.2+12
Primary - Catholic
1,6111.11.71,4661.11.8+145
Primary - Independent
1,4851.00.99050.70.9+580
Secondary school
9,1236.36.39,0436.66.5+80
Secondary - Government
4,8743.43.45,1703.83.6-296
Secondary - Catholic
1,7871.21.51,6351.21.5+152
Secondary - Independent
2,4621.71.42,2381.61.4+224
map this data in atlas.idTAFE2,9162.02.22,5851.92.1+331
map this data in atlas.idUniversity3,0182.15.32,1911.64.7+827
Other
1,0240.71.09220.70.8+102
map this data in atlas.idNot attending104,14372.069.295,51270.068.2+8,631
Not stated
10,1397.06.613,0439.68.2-2,904

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, Greater Melbourne: 1.7% Primary school, Greater Melbourne: 7.6% Primary - Government, Greater Melbourne: 4.9% Primary - Catholic, Greater Melbourne: 1.7% Primary - Independent, Greater Melbourne: 0.9% Secondary school, Greater Melbourne: 6.3% Secondary - Government, Greater Melbourne: 3.4% Secondary - Catholic, Greater Melbourne: 1.5% Secondary - Independent, Greater Melbourne: 1.4% TAFE, Greater Melbourne: 2.2% University, Greater Melbourne: 5.3% Other, Greater Melbourne: 1.0% Pre-school, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.8% Primary school, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 8.1% Primary - Government, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 6.0% Primary - Catholic, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.1% Primary - Independent, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.0% Secondary school, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 6.3% Secondary - Government, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 3.4% Secondary - Catholic, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.2% Secondary - Independent, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.7% TAFE, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 2.0% University, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 2.1% Other, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.7%
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, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +322 Primary school, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +737 Primary - Government, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +12 Primary - Catholic, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +145 Primary - Independent, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +580 Secondary school, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +80 Secondary - Government, Mornington Peninsula Shire: -296 Secondary - Catholic, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +152 Secondary - Independent, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +224 TAFE, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +331 University, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +827 Other, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +102
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 Mornington Peninsula Shire in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a higher proportion attending primary school, a similar proportion attending secondary school, and a lower proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 8.1% of the population were attending primary school, 6.3% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 4.1% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 7.6%, 6.3% and 7.6% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The major differences between the share of the population attending learning institutions in Mornington Peninsula Shire and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of persons not attending (72.0% compared to 69.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Catholic primary school (6.0% compared to 4.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending University (2.1% compared to 5.3%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Mornington Peninsula Shire's population increased by 8,126 people (+6.0%). This represents an average annual change of 1.16% per year over the period.

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

  • University (+827 persons)
  • Primary school (+737 persons)
  • Primary - Independent (+580 persons)
  • TAFE (+331 persons)

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