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Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat

Education institution attending

24% of people in Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat attended an educational institution in 2011.

The share of Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat'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
Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
Pre-school
531.91.8391.31.6+14
Primary school
2679.58.129410.08.0-27
Primary - Government
2097.56.02347.96.3-25
Primary - Catholic
70.31.1110.41.1-4
Primary - Independent
511.81.0481.60.7+2
Secondary school
2057.36.32337.96.6-28
Secondary - Government
461.63.4692.33.8-23
Secondary - Catholic
501.81.2742.51.2-23
Secondary - Independent
1093.91.7913.11.6+18
map this data in atlas.idTAFE491.72.0441.51.9+5
map this data in atlas.idUniversity732.62.1571.91.6+16
Other
240.80.7120.40.7+11
map this data in atlas.idNot attending1,92468.872.02,00567.970.0-81
Not stated
2037.37.02679.19.6-65

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, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 1.9% Primary school, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 9.5% Primary - Government, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 7.5% Primary - Catholic, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 0.3% Primary - Independent, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 1.8% Secondary school, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 7.3% Secondary - Government, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 1.6% Secondary - Catholic, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 1.8% Secondary - Independent, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 3.9% TAFE, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 1.7% University, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 2.6% Other, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 0.8%
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, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: +14 Primary school, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: -27 Primary - Government, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: -25 Primary - Catholic, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: -4 Primary - Independent, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: +2 Secondary school, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: -28 Secondary - Government, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: -23 Secondary - Catholic, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: -23 Secondary - Independent, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: +18 TAFE, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: +5 University, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: +16 Other, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: +11
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 Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat in 2011 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, 9.5% of the population were attending primary school, 7.3% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 4.3% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 8.1%, 6.3% and 4.1% respectively for Mornington Peninsula Shire.

The major differences between the share of the population attending learning institutions in Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat and Mornington Peninsula Shire were:

  • A larger percentage of persons attending a secondary school (any type) (3.9% compared to 1.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Catholic primary school (7.5% compared to 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons not attending (68.8% compared to 72.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending a Catholic secondary school (1.6% compared to 3.4%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat's population decreased by 153 people (+5.2%). This represents an average annual change of -1.06% per year over the period.

There were no major differences in Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat between 2006 and 2011.

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