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Education institution attending

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25% of people in Mount Martha attended an educational institution in 2016.

The share of Mount Martha'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
Mount Martha - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2011 to 2016
Pre-school
3622.01.63422.01.8+20
Primary school
1,90810.38.21,76610.38.1+142
Primary - Government
1,3087.16.01,1616.86.0+147
Primary - Catholic
2171.21.21881.11.1+29
Primary - Independent
3832.11.04172.41.0-34
Secondary school
1,4507.86.21,3187.76.3+132
Secondary - Government
6063.33.25503.23.4+56
Secondary - Catholic
3772.01.43171.91.2+60
Secondary - Independent
4672.51.64512.61.7+16
map this data in atlas.idTAFE2381.31.63101.82.0-72
map this data in atlas.idUniversity5302.92.43562.12.1+174
Other
1110.60.71110.70.70
map this data in atlas.idNot attending13,02770.472.811,74668.872.0+1,281
Not stated
8784.76.61,1286.67.0-250

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, Mount Martha: 2.0% Primary school, Mount Martha: 10.3% Primary - Government, Mount Martha: 7.1% Primary - Catholic, Mount Martha: 1.2% Primary - Independent, Mount Martha: 2.1% Secondary school, Mount Martha: 7.8% Secondary - Government, Mount Martha: 3.3% Secondary - Catholic, Mount Martha: 2.0% Secondary - Independent, Mount Martha: 2.5% TAFE, Mount Martha: 1.3% University, Mount Martha: 2.9% Other, Mount Martha: 0.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
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Change in education institution attending, 2011 to 2016
Change in education institution attending, 2011 to 2016 Pre-school, Mount Martha: +20 Primary school, Mount Martha: +142 Primary - Government, Mount Martha: +147 Primary - Catholic, Mount Martha: +29 Primary - Independent, Mount Martha: -34 Secondary school, Mount Martha: +132 Secondary - Government, Mount Martha: +56 Secondary - Catholic, Mount Martha: +60 Secondary - Independent, Mount Martha: +16 TAFE, Mount Martha: -72 University, Mount Martha: +174 Other, Mount Martha: 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 Mount Martha in 2016 compared to Mornington Peninsula Shire shows that there was a higher proportion attending primary school, a higher proportion attending secondary school, and a similar proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 10.3% of the population were attending primary school, 7.8% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 4.2% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 8.2%, 6.2% and 4.0% respectively for Mornington Peninsula Shire.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Government primary school (10.3% compared to 8.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Government secondary school (7.8% compared to 6.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a primary school (any type) (2.1% compared to 1.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons not attending (70.4% compared to 72.8%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Mount Martha's population increased by 1,427 people (+8.4%). This represents an average annual change of 1.62% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the number of persons attending education institutions in Mount Martha, between 2011 and 2016 were in those who nominated:

  • University (+174 persons)
  • Primary - Government (+147 persons)
  • Primary school (+142 persons)
  • Secondary school (+132 persons)

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