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Green Wedge

Education institution attending


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23% of people in Green Wedge attended an educational institution in 2011.

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)20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
Primary school
Primary - Government
Primary - Catholic
Primary - Independent
Secondary school
Secondary - Government
Secondary - Catholic
Secondary - Independent
map this data in atlas.idTAFE1481.92.01161.51.9+33
map this data in atlas.idUniversity1952.52.11511.91.6+44
map this data in atlas.idNot attending5,48970.872.05,28767.570.0+202
Not stated

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, Green Wedge: 1.5% Primary school, Green Wedge: 8.5% Primary - Government, Green Wedge: 6.3% Primary - Catholic, Green Wedge: 0.6% Primary - Independent, Green Wedge: 1.7% Secondary school, Green Wedge: 8.0% Secondary - Government, Green Wedge: 2.9% Secondary - Catholic, Green Wedge: 1.5% Secondary - Independent, Green Wedge: 3.6% TAFE, Green Wedge: 1.9% University, Green Wedge: 2.5% Other, Green Wedge: 0.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011 Pre-school, Green Wedge: -4 Primary school, Green Wedge: -62 Primary - Government, Green Wedge: -49 Primary - Catholic, Green Wedge: -12 Primary - Independent, Green Wedge: -2 Secondary school, Green Wedge: -32 Secondary - Government, Green Wedge: -20 Secondary - Catholic, Green Wedge: -20 Secondary - Independent, Green Wedge: +9 TAFE, Green Wedge: +33 University, Green Wedge: +44 Other, Green Wedge: +21
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the share of the population attending educational institutions in Green Wedge in 2011 compared to Mornington Peninsula Shire shows that there was a similar proportion attending primary school, a higher proportion attending secondary school, and a similar proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 8.5% of the population were attending primary school, 8.0% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 4.4% 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 Green Wedge and Mornington Peninsula Shire were:

  • A larger percentage of persons attending a secondary school (any type) (3.6% compared to 1.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Government secondary school (8.0% compared to 6.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons not attending (70.8% compared to 72.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Green Wedge's population decreased by 75 people (+1.0%). This represents an average annual change of -0.19% per year over the period.

The largest change in the number of persons attending education institutions in Green Wedge, between 2006 and 2011 was in those who nominated:

  • Primary school (-62 persons)

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