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Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie

Education institution attending

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11% of people in Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie attended an educational institution in 2016.

The share of Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie'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
Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2011 to 2016
Pre-school
390.91.6481.21.8-9
Primary school
1894.38.22145.38.1-25
Primary - Government
1052.46.01413.56.0-36
Primary - Catholic
691.61.2581.41.1+11
Primary - Independent
150.31.0150.41.00
Secondary school
1683.86.21233.06.3+45
Secondary - Government
681.53.2781.93.4-10
Secondary - Catholic
491.11.4270.71.2+22
Secondary - Independent
511.21.6180.41.7+33
map this data in atlas.idTAFE300.71.6501.22.0-20
map this data in atlas.idUniversity621.42.4661.62.1-4
Other
100.20.700.00.7+10
map this data in atlas.idNot attending3,49379.172.83,25780.372.0+236
Not stated
4279.76.62977.37.0+130

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, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 0.9% Primary school, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 4.3% Primary - Government, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 2.4% Primary - Catholic, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 1.6% Primary - Independent, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 0.3% Secondary school, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 3.8% Secondary - Government, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 1.5% Secondary - Catholic, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 1.1% Secondary - Independent, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 1.2% TAFE, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 0.7% University, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 1.4% Other, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 0.2%
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, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: -9 Primary school, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: -25 Primary - Government, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: -36 Primary - Catholic, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: +11 Primary - Independent, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 0 Secondary school, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: +45 Secondary - Government, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: -10 Secondary - Catholic, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: +22 Secondary - Independent, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: +33 TAFE, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: -20 University, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: -4 Other, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: +10
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 Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie in 2016 compared to Mornington Peninsula Shire shows that there was a lower proportion attending primary school, a lower proportion attending secondary school, and a lower proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 4.3% of the population were attending primary school, 3.8% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 2.1% 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 Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie and Mornington Peninsula Shire were:

  • A larger percentage of persons not attending (79.1% compared to 72.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending a Government primary school (4.3% compared to 8.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending a Catholic primary school (2.4% compared to 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending a Government secondary school (3.8% compared to 6.2%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie's population increased by 363 people (+9.0%). This represents an average annual change of 1.73% per year over the period.

There were no major differences in Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie between 2011 and 2016.

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