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Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers

Education institution attending

22% of people in Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers attended an educational institution in 2011.

The share of Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers'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
Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
Pre-school
892.11.8661.71.6+23
Primary school
3418.08.12696.98.0+71
Primary - Government
2906.86.02426.26.3+48
Primary - Catholic
160.41.1190.51.1-3
Primary - Independent
340.81.080.20.7+26
Secondary school
2766.56.32947.56.6-18
Secondary - Government
1202.83.41533.93.8-33
Secondary - Catholic
591.41.2451.21.2+14
Secondary - Independent
962.31.7962.41.6+1
map this data in atlas.idTAFE831.92.0701.81.9+13
map this data in atlas.idUniversity1162.72.1902.31.6+26
Other
260.60.770.20.7+19
map this data in atlas.idNot attending3,02170.772.02,76370.870.0+259
Not stated
3197.57.03418.79.6-23

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, 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% Pre-school, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 2.1% Primary school, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 8.0% Primary - Government, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 6.8% Primary - Catholic, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 0.4% Primary - Independent, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 0.8% Secondary school, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 6.5% Secondary - Government, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 2.8% Secondary - Catholic, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 1.4% Secondary - Independent, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 2.3% TAFE, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 1.9% University, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 2.7% Other, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 0.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011 Pre-school, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +23 Primary school, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +71 Primary - Government, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +48 Primary - Catholic, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: -3 Primary - Independent, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +26 Secondary school, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: -18 Secondary - Government, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: -33 Secondary - Catholic, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +14 Secondary - Independent, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +1 TAFE, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +13 University, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +26 Other, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +19
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 Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers in 2011 compared to Mornington Peninsula Shire shows that there was a similar proportion attending primary school, a similar proportion attending secondary school, and a higher proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 8.0% of the population were attending primary school, 6.5% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 4.7% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 8.1%, 6.3% and 4.1% respectively for Mornington Peninsula Shire.

The major difference between the share of the population attending learning institutions in Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers and Mornington Peninsula Shire was:

  • A smaller percentage of persons not attending (70.7% compared to 72.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers's population increased by 369 people (+9.5%). This represents an average annual change of 1.82% per year over the period.

The largest change in the number of persons attending education institutions in Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers, between 2006 and 2011 was in those who nominated:

  • Primary school (+71 persons)

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