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Somerville

Education institution attending

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22% of people in Somerville attended an educational institution in 2016.

The share of Somerville'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
Somerville - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2011 to 2016
Pre-school
1831.61.62021.91.8-19
Primary school
9288.38.21,0139.38.1-85
Primary - Government
6696.06.07837.26.0-114
Primary - Catholic
1841.61.21411.31.1+43
Primary - Independent
730.71.0880.81.0-14
Secondary school
7616.86.28377.66.3-75
Secondary - Government
4784.33.25214.83.4-44
Secondary - Catholic
1451.31.41261.21.2+18
Secondary - Independent
1381.21.61881.71.7-50
map this data in atlas.idTAFE2352.11.62812.62.0-46
map this data in atlas.idUniversity2692.42.42682.42.1+2
Other
970.90.71101.00.7-12
map this data in atlas.idNot attending8,06771.972.87,72470.572.0+342
Not stated
6836.16.65144.77.0+168

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, Somerville: 1.6% Primary school, Somerville: 8.3% Primary - Government, Somerville: 6.0% Primary - Catholic, Somerville: 1.6% Primary - Independent, Somerville: 0.7% Secondary school, Somerville: 6.8% Secondary - Government, Somerville: 4.3% Secondary - Catholic, Somerville: 1.3% Secondary - Independent, Somerville: 1.2% TAFE, Somerville: 2.1% University, Somerville: 2.4% Other, Somerville: 0.9%
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, Somerville: -19 Primary school, Somerville: -85 Primary - Government, Somerville: -114 Primary - Catholic, Somerville: +43 Primary - Independent, Somerville: -14 Secondary school, Somerville: -75 Secondary - Government, Somerville: -44 Secondary - Catholic, Somerville: +18 Secondary - Independent, Somerville: -50 TAFE, Somerville: -46 University, Somerville: +2 Other, Somerville: -12
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 Somerville in 2016 compared to Mornington Peninsula Shire shows that there was a similar proportion attending primary school, a higher proportion attending secondary school, and a higher proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 8.3% of the population were attending primary school, 6.8% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 4.5% 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 Somerville and Mornington Peninsula Shire was:

  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Catholic secondary school (4.3% compared to 3.2%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Somerville's population increased by 275 people (+2.5%). This represents an average annual change of 0.5% per year over the period.

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

  • Primary - Government (-114 persons)
  • Primary school (-85 persons)
  • Secondary school (-75 persons)
  • Secondary - Independent (-50 persons)

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