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District Council of Mount Barker

Education institution attending

25% of people in the District Council of Mount Barker attended an educational institution in 2011.

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)20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Pre-school
4261.41.34231.61.2+3
Primary school
3,30811.18.43,06511.68.9+243
Primary - Government
1,8866.35.11,9797.55.7-93
Primary - Catholic
4691.61.84071.51.8+62
Primary - Independent
9533.21.56792.61.4+274
Secondary school
1,9566.65.71,7686.75.8+188
Secondary - Government
9823.33.09723.73.1+10
Secondary - Catholic
3131.11.32300.91.3+83
Secondary - Independent
6612.21.45662.11.4+95
map this data in atlas.idTAFE6862.32.36442.42.2+42
map this data in atlas.idUniversity9863.35.07552.94.4+231
Other
1860.60.81820.70.7+4
map this data in atlas.idNot attending21,02770.670.618,12068.570.0+2,907
Not stated
1,1894.05.91,4775.66.8-288

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, Greater Adelaide: 1.3% Primary school, Greater Adelaide: 8.4% Primary - Government, Greater Adelaide: 5.1% Primary - Catholic, Greater Adelaide: 1.8% Primary - Independent, Greater Adelaide: 1.5% Secondary school, Greater Adelaide: 5.7% Secondary - Government, Greater Adelaide: 3.0% Secondary - Catholic, Greater Adelaide: 1.3% Secondary - Independent, Greater Adelaide: 1.4% TAFE, Greater Adelaide: 2.3% University, Greater Adelaide: 5.0% Other, Greater Adelaide: 0.8% Pre-school, District Council of Mount Barker: 1.4% Primary school, District Council of Mount Barker: 11.1% Primary - Government, District Council of Mount Barker: 6.3% Primary - Catholic, District Council of Mount Barker: 1.6% Primary - Independent, District Council of Mount Barker: 3.2% Secondary school, District Council of Mount Barker: 6.6% Secondary - Government, District Council of Mount Barker: 3.3% Secondary - Catholic, District Council of Mount Barker: 1.1% Secondary - Independent, District Council of Mount Barker: 2.2% TAFE, District Council of Mount Barker: 2.3% University, District Council of Mount Barker: 3.3% Other, District Council of Mount Barker: 0.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011 Pre-school, District Council of Mount Barker: +3 Primary school, District Council of Mount Barker: +243 Primary - Government, District Council of Mount Barker: -93 Primary - Catholic, District Council of Mount Barker: +62 Primary - Independent, District Council of Mount Barker: +274 Secondary school, District Council of Mount Barker: +188 Secondary - Government, District Council of Mount Barker: +10 Secondary - Catholic, District Council of Mount Barker: +83 Secondary - Independent, District Council of Mount Barker: +95 TAFE, District Council of Mount Barker: +42 University, District Council of Mount Barker: +231 Other, District Council of Mount Barker: +4
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 the District Council of Mount Barker in 2011 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, 11.1% of the population were attending primary school, 6.6% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 5.6% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 8.4%, 5.7% and 7.3% 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 (11.1% compared to 8.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a primary school (any type) (3.2% compared to 1.5%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Catholic primary school (6.3% compared to 5.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending University (3.3% compared to 5.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, District Council of Mount Barker's population increased by 3,330 people (+12.6%). This represents an average annual change of 2.4% per year over the period.

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

  • Primary - Independent (+274 persons)
  • Primary school (+243 persons)
  • University (+231 persons)
  • Secondary school (+188 persons)

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