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Education institution attending

23% of people in the City of Onkaparinga attended an educational institution in 2011.

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)20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Pre-school
2,1741.41.31,9861.31.2+188
Primary school
14,9009.38.415,39110.38.9-491
Primary - Government
10,3956.55.111,2437.55.7-848
Primary - Catholic
1,9201.21.81,6591.11.8+261
Primary - Independent
2,5851.61.52,4891.71.4+96
Secondary school
9,8096.15.79,6266.45.8+183
Secondary - Government
6,3294.03.06,4414.33.1-112
Secondary - Catholic
1,2980.81.31,0580.71.3+240
Secondary - Independent
2,1821.41.42,1271.41.4+55
map this data in atlas.idTAFE3,6222.32.33,3482.22.2+274
map this data in atlas.idUniversity4,8293.05.03,9662.64.4+863
Other
1,0560.70.89160.60.7+140
map this data in atlas.idNot attending114,77171.970.6106,00270.870.0+8,769
Not stated
8,4215.35.98,5005.76.8-79

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, City of Onkaparinga: 1.4% Primary school, City of Onkaparinga: 9.3% Primary - Government, City of Onkaparinga: 6.5% Primary - Catholic, City of Onkaparinga: 1.2% Primary - Independent, City of Onkaparinga: 1.6% Secondary school, City of Onkaparinga: 6.1% Secondary - Government, City of Onkaparinga: 4.0% Secondary - Catholic, City of Onkaparinga: 0.8% Secondary - Independent, City of Onkaparinga: 1.4% TAFE, City of Onkaparinga: 2.3% University, City of Onkaparinga: 3.0% Other, City of Onkaparinga: 0.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011 Pre-school, City of Onkaparinga: +188 Primary school, City of Onkaparinga: -491 Primary - Government, City of Onkaparinga: -848 Primary - Catholic, City of Onkaparinga: +261 Primary - Independent, City of Onkaparinga: +96 Secondary school, City of Onkaparinga: +183 Secondary - Government, City of Onkaparinga: -112 Secondary - Catholic, City of Onkaparinga: +240 Secondary - Independent, City of Onkaparinga: +55 TAFE, City of Onkaparinga: +274 University, City of Onkaparinga: +863 Other, City of Onkaparinga: +140
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 City of Onkaparinga in 2011 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, 9.3% of the population were attending primary school, 6.1% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 5.3% 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 City of Onkaparinga and Greater Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Catholic primary school (6.5% compared to 5.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons not attending (71.9% compared to 70.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending University (3.0% compared to 5.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, City of Onkaparinga's population increased by 9,847 people (+6.6%). This represents an average annual change of 1.28% per year over the period.

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

  • University (+863 persons)
  • Primary - Government (-848 persons)
  • Primary school (-491 persons)
  • TAFE (+274 persons)

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