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Shire of Murray

Education institution attending

19% of people in Shire of Murray attended an educational institution in 2011.

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)20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2006 to 2011
Pre-school1831.31.41701.41.3+13
Primary school1,2719.08.21,0618.98.4+210
Primary - Government7805.55.57776.55.6+3
Primary - Catholic2551.81.51931.61.6+62
Primary - Independent2361.71.2910.81.1+145
Secondary school7295.25.76835.76.0+46
Secondary - Government4733.32.85014.23.2-28
Secondary - Catholic950.71.5880.71.4+7
Secondary - Independent1611.11.5940.81.4+67
TAFE2271.62.21921.62.1+35
University1971.44.91120.94.5+85
Other490.30.7370.30.6+12
Not attending10,36973.369.58,55571.568.4+1,814
Not stated1,1258.07.41,1639.78.7-38

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 Perth: 1.4% Primary school, Greater Perth: 8.2% Primary - Government, Greater Perth: 5.5% Primary - Catholic, Greater Perth: 1.5% Primary - Independent, Greater Perth: 1.2% Secondary school, Greater Perth: 5.7% Secondary - Government, Greater Perth: 2.8% Secondary - Catholic, Greater Perth: 1.5% Secondary - Independent, Greater Perth: 1.5% TAFE, Greater Perth: 2.2% University, Greater Perth: 4.9% Other, Greater Perth: 0.7% Pre-school, Shire of Murray: 1.3% Primary school, Shire of Murray: 9.0% Primary - Government, Shire of Murray: 5.5% Primary - Catholic, Shire of Murray: 1.8% Primary - Independent, Shire of Murray: 1.7% Secondary school, Shire of Murray: 5.2% Secondary - Government, Shire of Murray: 3.3% Secondary - Catholic, Shire of Murray: 0.7% Secondary - Independent, Shire of Murray: 1.1% TAFE, Shire of Murray: 1.6% University, Shire of Murray: 1.4% Other, Shire of Murray: 0.3%
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, Shire of Murray: +13 Primary school, Shire of Murray: +210 Primary - Government, Shire of Murray: +3 Primary - Catholic, Shire of Murray: +62 Primary - Independent, Shire of Murray: +145 Secondary school, Shire of Murray: +46 Secondary - Government, Shire of Murray: -28 Secondary - Catholic, Shire of Murray: +7 Secondary - Independent, Shire of Murray: +67 TAFE, Shire of Murray: +35 University, Shire of Murray: +85 Other, Shire of Murray: +12
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 Shire of Murray in 2011 compared to Greater Perth shows that there was a higher proportion attending primary school, a lower proportion attending secondary school, and a lower proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 9.0% of the population were attending primary school, 5.2% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 3.0% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 8.2%, 5.7% and 7.2% 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 (73.3% compared to 69.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending University (1.4% compared to 4.9%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Shire of Murray's population increased by 2,177 people (+18.2%). This represents an average annual change of 3.4% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the number of persons attending education institutions in Shire of Murray, between 2006 and 2011 were in those who nominated:

  • Primary school (+210 persons)
  • Primary - Independent (+145 persons)
  • University (+85 persons)
  • Secondary - Independent (+67 persons)

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