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Education institution attending

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21% of people in Mornington Peninsula Shire attended an educational institution in 2016.

The share of Mornington Peninsula Shire'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
Mornington Peninsula Shire - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
Pre-school
2,4381.61.62,5391.81.7-101
Primary school
12,6948.27.911,7078.17.6+987
Primary - Government
9,3136.05.38,6116.04.9+702
Primary - Catholic
1,8671.21.71,6111.11.7+256
Primary - Independent
1,5141.00.91,4851.00.9+29
Secondary school
9,5366.26.19,1236.36.3+413
Secondary - Government
4,9343.23.34,8743.43.4+60
Secondary - Catholic
2,1041.41.41,7871.21.5+317
Secondary - Independent
2,4981.61.32,4621.71.4+36
map this data in atlas.idTAFE2,4311.61.82,9162.02.2-485
map this data in atlas.idUniversity3,6942.46.43,0182.15.3+676
Other
1,0450.71.11,0240.71.0+21
map this data in atlas.idNot attending112,86272.868.6104,14372.069.2+8,719
Not stated
10,3056.66.410,1397.06.6+166

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, Greater Melbourne: 1.6% Primary school, Greater Melbourne: 7.9% Primary - Government, Greater Melbourne: 5.3% Primary - Catholic, Greater Melbourne: 1.7% Primary - Independent, Greater Melbourne: 0.9% Secondary school, Greater Melbourne: 6.1% Secondary - Government, Greater Melbourne: 3.3% Secondary - Catholic, Greater Melbourne: 1.4% Secondary - Independent, Greater Melbourne: 1.3% TAFE, Greater Melbourne: 1.8% University, Greater Melbourne: 6.4% Other, Greater Melbourne: 1.1% 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%
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, Mornington Peninsula Shire: -101 Primary school, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +987 Primary - Government, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +702 Primary - Catholic, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +256 Primary - Independent, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +29 Secondary school, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +413 Secondary - Government, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +60 Secondary - Catholic, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +317 Secondary - Independent, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +36 TAFE, Mornington Peninsula Shire: -485 University, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +676 Other, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +21
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 Mornington Peninsula Shire in 2016 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a similar proportion attending primary school, a similar proportion attending secondary school, and a lower proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 8.2% of the population were attending primary school, 6.2% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 4.0% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 7.9%, 6.1% and 8.2% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The major differences between the share of the population attending learning institutions in Mornington Peninsula Shire and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of persons not attending (72.8% compared to 68.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending University (2.4% compared to 6.4%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Mornington Peninsula Shire's population increased by 10,396 people (+7.2%). This represents an average annual change of 1.4% per year over the period.

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

  • Primary school (+987 persons)
  • Primary - Government (+702 persons)
  • University (+676 persons)
  • TAFE (-485 persons)

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