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Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers

Education institution attending

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20% of people in Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers attended an educational institution in 2016.

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)20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2011 to 2016
Pre-school
581.31.6892.11.8-30
Primary school
3477.68.23408.08.1+7
Primary - Government
3136.96.02906.86.0+23
Primary - Catholic
130.31.2160.41.1-2
Primary - Independent
200.41.0340.81.0-14
Secondary school
2836.26.22766.56.3+7
Secondary - Government
1082.43.21202.83.4-12
Secondary - Catholic
801.81.4591.41.2+21
Secondary - Independent
942.11.6962.31.7-2
map this data in atlas.idTAFE491.11.6821.92.0-34
map this data in atlas.idUniversity1473.22.41162.72.1+31
Other
260.60.7250.60.70
map this data in atlas.idNot attending3,26071.272.83,02170.772.0+240
Not stated
4058.96.63187.57.0+87

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, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.6% Primary school, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 8.2% Primary - Government, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 6.0% Primary - Catholic, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.2% Primary - Independent, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.0% Secondary school, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 6.2% Secondary - Government, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 3.2% Secondary - Catholic, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.4% Secondary - Independent, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.6% TAFE, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.6% University, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 2.4% Other, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.7% Pre-school, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 1.3% Primary school, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 7.6% Primary - Government, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 6.9% Primary - Catholic, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 0.3% Primary - Independent, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 0.4% Secondary school, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 6.2% Secondary - Government, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 2.4% Secondary - Catholic, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 1.8% Secondary - Independent, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 2.1% TAFE, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 1.1% University, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 3.2% Other, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 0.6%
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, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: -30 Primary school, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +7 Primary - Government, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +23 Primary - Catholic, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: -2 Primary - Independent, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: -14 Secondary school, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +7 Secondary - Government, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: -12 Secondary - Catholic, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +21 Secondary - Independent, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: -2 TAFE, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: -34 University, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +31 Other, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 0
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 Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers in 2016 compared to Mornington Peninsula Shire shows that there was a lower proportion attending primary school, a similar proportion attending secondary school, and a similar proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 7.6% of the population were attending primary school, 6.2% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 4.3% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 8.2%, 6.2% and 4.0% 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 (71.2% compared to 72.8%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers's population increased by 307 people (+7.2%). This represents an average annual change of 1.4% per year over the period.

There were no major differences in Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers between 2011 and 2016.

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