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Somerville

Education institution attending

25% of people in Somerville attended an educational institution in 2011.

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)20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
Pre-school
2031.91.81981.81.6+5
Primary school
1,0139.38.11,11110.38.0-98
Primary - Government
7837.26.08768.16.3-93
Primary - Catholic
1421.31.11401.31.1+2
Primary - Independent
880.81.0950.90.7-6
Secondary school
8377.66.39358.66.6-98
Secondary - Government
5224.83.45885.43.8-66
Secondary - Catholic
1271.21.21291.21.2-2
Secondary - Independent
1881.71.72182.01.6-30
map this data in atlas.idTAFE2812.62.02462.31.9+35
map this data in atlas.idUniversity2682.42.11881.71.6+81
Other
1101.00.7550.50.7+55
map this data in atlas.idNot attending7,72570.572.07,33867.870.0+387
Not stated
5154.77.07496.99.6-235

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, Somerville: 1.9% Primary school, Somerville: 9.3% Primary - Government, Somerville: 7.2% Primary - Catholic, Somerville: 1.3% Primary - Independent, Somerville: 0.8% Secondary school, Somerville: 7.6% Secondary - Government, Somerville: 4.8% Secondary - Catholic, Somerville: 1.2% Secondary - Independent, Somerville: 1.7% TAFE, Somerville: 2.6% University, Somerville: 2.4% Other, Somerville: 1.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011 Pre-school, Somerville: +5 Primary school, Somerville: -98 Primary - Government, Somerville: -93 Primary - Catholic, Somerville: +2 Primary - Independent, Somerville: -6 Secondary school, Somerville: -98 Secondary - Government, Somerville: -66 Secondary - Catholic, Somerville: -2 Secondary - Independent, Somerville: -30 TAFE, Somerville: +35 University, Somerville: +81 Other, Somerville: +55
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 Somerville 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 higher proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 9.3% of the population were attending primary school, 7.6% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 5.0% 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 Somerville and Mornington Peninsula Shire were:

  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Catholic secondary school (4.8% compared to 3.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Government secondary school (7.6% compared to 6.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Catholic primary school (7.2% compared to 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons not attending (70.5% compared to 72.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Somerville's population increased by 132 people (+1.2%). This represents an average annual change of 0.24% per year over the period.

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

  • Primary school (-98 persons)
  • Secondary school (-98 persons)
  • Primary - Government (-93 persons)
  • University (+81 persons)

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