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District Council of Mount Barker

Education institution attending

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

24% of people in the District Council of Mount Barker attended an educational institution in 2016.

The share of the District Council of Mount Barker'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
District Council of Mount Barker - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
Pre-school
4261.31.24261.41.30
Primary school
3,32910.08.53,30811.18.4+21
Primary - Government
2,0986.35.41,8866.35.1+212
Primary - Catholic
3421.01.74691.61.8-127
Primary - Independent
8892.71.49533.21.5-64
Secondary school
2,2446.75.61,9566.65.7+288
Secondary - Government
1,0713.22.99823.33.0+89
Secondary - Catholic
3721.11.33131.11.3+59
Secondary - Independent
8012.41.46612.21.4+140
map this data in atlas.idTAFE6672.02.06862.32.3-19
map this data in atlas.idUniversity1,2633.85.79863.35.0+277
Other
1840.60.81860.60.8-2
map this data in atlas.idNot attending23,26769.770.521,02770.670.6+2,240
Not stated
2,0066.05.71,1894.05.9+817

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 Adelaide: 1.2% Primary school, Greater Adelaide: 8.5% Primary - Government, Greater Adelaide: 5.4% Primary - Catholic, Greater Adelaide: 1.7% Primary - Independent, Greater Adelaide: 1.4% Secondary school, Greater Adelaide: 5.6% Secondary - Government, Greater Adelaide: 2.9% Secondary - Catholic, Greater Adelaide: 1.3% Secondary - Independent, Greater Adelaide: 1.4% TAFE, Greater Adelaide: 2.0% University, Greater Adelaide: 5.7% Other, Greater Adelaide: 0.8% Pre-school, District Council of Mount Barker: 1.3% Primary school, District Council of Mount Barker: 10.0% Primary - Government, District Council of Mount Barker: 6.3% Primary - Catholic, District Council of Mount Barker: 1.0% Primary - Independent, District Council of Mount Barker: 2.7% Secondary school, District Council of Mount Barker: 6.7% Secondary - Government, District Council of Mount Barker: 3.2% Secondary - Catholic, District Council of Mount Barker: 1.1% Secondary - Independent, District Council of Mount Barker: 2.4% TAFE, District Council of Mount Barker: 2.0% University, District Council of Mount Barker: 3.8% Other, District Council of Mount Barker: 0.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in education institution attending, 2011 to 2016
Change in education institution attending, 2011 to 2016 Pre-school, District Council of Mount Barker: 0 Primary school, District Council of Mount Barker: +21 Primary - Government, District Council of Mount Barker: +212 Primary - Catholic, District Council of Mount Barker: -127 Primary - Independent, District Council of Mount Barker: -64 Secondary school, District Council of Mount Barker: +288 Secondary - Government, District Council of Mount Barker: +89 Secondary - Catholic, District Council of Mount Barker: +59 Secondary - Independent, District Council of Mount Barker: +140 TAFE, District Council of Mount Barker: -19 University, District Council of Mount Barker: +277 Other, District Council of Mount Barker: -2
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 the District Council of Mount Barker in 2016 compared to Greater Adelaide shows that there was a higher proportion attending primary school, a higher proportion attending secondary school, and a lower proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 10.0% of the population were attending primary school, 6.7% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 5.8% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 8.5%, 5.6% and 7.7% respectively for Greater Adelaide.

The major differences between the share of the population attending learning institutions in the District Council of Mount Barker and Greater Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Government primary school (10.0% compared to 8.5%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a primary school (any type) (2.7% compared to 1.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Government secondary school (6.7% compared to 5.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending University (3.8% compared to 5.7%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, District Council of Mount Barker's population increased by 3,622 people (+12.2%). This represents an average annual change of 2.32% per year over the period.

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

  • Secondary school (+288 persons)
  • University (+277 persons)
  • Primary - Government (+212 persons)
  • Secondary - Independent (+140 persons)

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