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Education institution attending

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

22% of people in the City of Onkaparinga attended an educational institution in 2016.

The share of the City of Onkaparinga'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
City of Onkaparinga - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
Pre-school
2,0541.21.22,1741.41.3-120
Primary school
15,3689.28.514,9009.38.4+468
Primary - Government
10,7876.55.410,3956.55.1+392
Primary - Catholic
2,0231.21.71,9201.21.8+103
Primary - Independent
2,5581.51.42,5851.61.5-27
Secondary school
9,8695.95.69,8096.15.7+60
Secondary - Government
6,2923.82.96,3294.03.0-37
Secondary - Catholic
1,3230.81.31,2980.81.3+25
Secondary - Independent
2,2541.41.42,1821.41.4+72
map this data in atlas.idTAFE3,0641.82.03,6222.32.3-558
map this data in atlas.idUniversity5,7743.55.74,8293.05.0+945
Other
1,0790.60.81,0560.70.8+23
map this data in atlas.idNot attending119,91771.970.5114,77171.970.6+5,146
Not stated
9,6435.85.78,4215.35.9+1,222

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, City of Onkaparinga: 1.2% Primary school, City of Onkaparinga: 9.2% Primary - Government, City of Onkaparinga: 6.5% Primary - Catholic, City of Onkaparinga: 1.2% Primary - Independent, City of Onkaparinga: 1.5% Secondary school, City of Onkaparinga: 5.9% Secondary - Government, City of Onkaparinga: 3.8% Secondary - Catholic, City of Onkaparinga: 0.8% Secondary - Independent, City of Onkaparinga: 1.4% TAFE, City of Onkaparinga: 1.8% University, City of Onkaparinga: 3.5% Other, City of Onkaparinga: 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, City of Onkaparinga: -120 Primary school, City of Onkaparinga: +468 Primary - Government, City of Onkaparinga: +392 Primary - Catholic, City of Onkaparinga: +103 Primary - Independent, City of Onkaparinga: -27 Secondary school, City of Onkaparinga: +60 Secondary - Government, City of Onkaparinga: -37 Secondary - Catholic, City of Onkaparinga: +25 Secondary - Independent, City of Onkaparinga: +72 TAFE, City of Onkaparinga: -558 University, City of Onkaparinga: +945 Other, City of Onkaparinga: +23
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 City of Onkaparinga in 2016 compared to Greater Adelaide shows that there was a higher proportion attending primary school, a similar proportion attending secondary school, and a lower proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 9.2% of the population were attending primary school, 5.9% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 5.3% 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 City of Onkaparinga and Greater Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of persons not attending (71.9% compared to 70.5%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Catholic primary school (6.5% compared to 5.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending University (3.5% compared to 5.7%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, City of Onkaparinga's population increased by 7,186 people (+4.5%). This represents an average annual change of 0.88% per year over the period.

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

  • University (+945 persons)
  • TAFE (-558 persons)
  • Primary school (+468 persons)
  • Primary - Government (+392 persons)

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