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Shire of Murray

Education institution attending

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20% of people in Shire of Murray attended an educational institution in 2016.

The share of Shire of Murray'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
Shire of Murray - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2011 to 2016
Pre-school2191.31.21831.31.4+36
Primary school1,3918.38.41,2719.08.2+120
Primary - Government8835.35.77805.55.5+103
Primary - Catholic2171.31.52551.81.5-38
Primary - Independent2911.71.22361.71.2+55
Secondary school1,0536.36.57295.25.7+324
Secondary - Government6684.03.44733.32.8+195
Secondary - Catholic1210.71.5950.71.5+26
Secondary - Independent2641.61.61611.11.5+103
TAFE2571.52.02271.62.2+30
University3011.85.11971.44.9+104
Other890.50.8490.30.7+40
Not attending11,89271.268.910,36973.369.5+1,523
Not stated1,5029.07.11,1258.07.4+377

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 Perth: 1.2% Primary school, Greater Perth: 8.4% Primary - Government, Greater Perth: 5.7% Primary - Catholic, Greater Perth: 1.5% Primary - Independent, Greater Perth: 1.2% Secondary school, Greater Perth: 6.5% Secondary - Government, Greater Perth: 3.4% Secondary - Catholic, Greater Perth: 1.5% Secondary - Independent, Greater Perth: 1.6% TAFE, Greater Perth: 2.0% University, Greater Perth: 5.1% Other, Greater Perth: 0.8% Pre-school, Shire of Murray: 1.3% Primary school, Shire of Murray: 8.3% Primary - Government, Shire of Murray: 5.3% Primary - Catholic, Shire of Murray: 1.3% Primary - Independent, Shire of Murray: 1.7% Secondary school, Shire of Murray: 6.3% Secondary - Government, Shire of Murray: 4.0% Secondary - Catholic, Shire of Murray: 0.7% Secondary - Independent, Shire of Murray: 1.6% TAFE, Shire of Murray: 1.5% University, Shire of Murray: 1.8% Other, Shire of Murray: 0.5%
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, Shire of Murray: +36 Primary school, Shire of Murray: +120 Primary - Government, Shire of Murray: +103 Primary - Catholic, Shire of Murray: -38 Primary - Independent, Shire of Murray: +55 Secondary school, Shire of Murray: +324 Secondary - Government, Shire of Murray: +195 Secondary - Catholic, Shire of Murray: +26 Secondary - Independent, Shire of Murray: +103 TAFE, Shire of Murray: +30 University, Shire of Murray: +104 Other, Shire of Murray: +40
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 Shire of Murray in 2016 compared to Greater Perth 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, 8.3% of the population were attending primary school, 6.3% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 3.3% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 8.4%, 6.5% and 7.1% respectively for Greater Perth.

The major differences between the share of the population attending learning institutions in Shire of Murray and Greater Perth were:

  • A larger percentage of persons not attending (71.2% compared to 68.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending University (1.8% compared to 5.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Shire of Murray's population increased by 2,554 people (+18.0%). This represents an average annual change of 3.37% per year over the period.

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

  • Secondary school (+324 persons)
  • Secondary - Government (+195 persons)
  • Primary school (+120 persons)
  • University (+104 persons)

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