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Education institution attending

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19% of people in Green Wedge attended an educational institution in 2016.

The share of Green Wedge'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
Green Wedge - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2011 to 2016
Pre-school
911.11.61131.51.8-23
Primary school
5987.48.26598.58.1-61
Primary - Government
3934.96.04856.36.0-92
Primary - Catholic
811.01.2430.61.1+38
Primary - Independent
1221.51.01291.71.0-7
Secondary school
5246.56.26198.06.3-95
Secondary - Government
2162.73.22232.93.4-7
Secondary - Catholic
851.11.41141.51.2-28
Secondary - Independent
2222.81.62813.61.7-59
map this data in atlas.idTAFE831.01.61481.92.0-65
map this data in atlas.idUniversity2292.82.41952.52.1+34
Other
380.50.7560.70.7-18
map this data in atlas.idNot attending5,83872.472.85,48970.872.0+348
Not stated
6628.26.64766.17.0+186

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, Green Wedge: 1.1% Primary school, Green Wedge: 7.4% Primary - Government, Green Wedge: 4.9% Primary - Catholic, Green Wedge: 1.0% Primary - Independent, Green Wedge: 1.5% Secondary school, Green Wedge: 6.5% Secondary - Government, Green Wedge: 2.7% Secondary - Catholic, Green Wedge: 1.1% Secondary - Independent, Green Wedge: 2.8% TAFE, Green Wedge: 1.0% University, Green Wedge: 2.8% Other, Green Wedge: 0.5%
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, Green Wedge: -23 Primary school, Green Wedge: -61 Primary - Government, Green Wedge: -92 Primary - Catholic, Green Wedge: +38 Primary - Independent, Green Wedge: -7 Secondary school, Green Wedge: -95 Secondary - Government, Green Wedge: -7 Secondary - Catholic, Green Wedge: -28 Secondary - Independent, Green Wedge: -59 TAFE, Green Wedge: -65 University, Green Wedge: +34 Other, Green Wedge: -18
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 Green Wedge in 2016 compared to Mornington Peninsula Shire shows that there was a lower proportion attending primary school, a similar proportion attending secondary school, and a similar proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 7.4% of the population were attending primary school, 6.5% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 3.9% 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 Green Wedge and Mornington Peninsula Shire were:

  • A larger percentage of persons attending a secondary school (any type) (2.8% compared to 1.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending a Catholic primary school (4.9% compared to 6.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Green Wedge's population increased by 308 people (+4.0%). This represents an average annual change of 0.78% per year over the period.

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

  • Secondary school (-95 persons)
  • Primary - Government (-92 persons)
  • TAFE (-65 persons)
  • Primary school (-61 persons)

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