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Education institution attending

20% of people in Mornington attended an educational institution in 2011.

The share of Mornington'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 - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
Primary school
Primary - Government
Primary - Catholic
Primary - Independent
Secondary school
Secondary - Government
Secondary - Catholic
Secondary - Independent
map this data in atlas.idTAFE4121.82.04001.91.9+12
map this data in atlas.idUniversity4812.12.13351.61.6+146
map this data in atlas.idNot attending16,35772.972.015,13572.070.0+1,221
Not stated

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, Mornington: 1.8% Primary school, Mornington: 7.7% Primary - Government, Mornington: 5.7% Primary - Catholic, Mornington: 1.3% Primary - Independent, Mornington: 0.8% Secondary school, Mornington: 5.4% Secondary - Government, Mornington: 3.2% Secondary - Catholic, Mornington: 1.3% Secondary - Independent, Mornington: 0.9% TAFE, Mornington: 1.8% University, Mornington: 2.1% Other, Mornington: 0.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011 Pre-school, Mornington: +51 Primary school, Mornington: +96 Primary - Government, Mornington: +55 Primary - Catholic, Mornington: -17 Primary - Independent, Mornington: +57 Secondary school, Mornington: +60 Secondary - Government, Mornington: +33 Secondary - Catholic, Mornington: +30 Secondary - Independent, Mornington: -3 TAFE, Mornington: +12 University, Mornington: +146 Other, Mornington: +71
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the share of the population attending educational institutions in Mornington in 2011 compared to Mornington Peninsula Shire shows that there was a similar proportion attending primary school, a lower proportion attending secondary school, and a similar proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 7.7% of the population were attending primary school, 5.4% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 4.0% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 8.1%, 6.3% and 4.1% respectively for Mornington Peninsula Shire.

There were no major differences between Mornington and Mornington Peninsula Shire in 2011.

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Mornington's population increased by 1,400 people (+6.7%). This represents an average annual change of 1.3% per year over the period.

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

  • University (+146 persons)
  • Primary school (+96 persons)
  • Secondary school (+60 persons)
  • Primary - Independent (+57 persons)

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