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Happy Valley

Education institution attending


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23% of people in Happy Valley attended an educational institution in 2011.

The share of Happy Valley'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
Happy Valley - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Primary school
Primary - Government
Primary - Catholic
Primary - Independent
Secondary school
Secondary - Government
Secondary - Catholic
Secondary - Independent
map this data in atlas.idTAFE2632.32.32542.22.2+9
map this data in atlas.idUniversity4323.83.03973.52.6+35
map this data in atlas.idNot attending8,26272.971.98,19771.470.8+65
Not stated

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, 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% Pre-school, Happy Valley: 1.4% Primary school, Happy Valley: 9.4% Primary - Government, Happy Valley: 7.0% Primary - Catholic, Happy Valley: 1.0% Primary - Independent, Happy Valley: 1.5% Secondary school, Happy Valley: 5.8% Secondary - Government, Happy Valley: 3.8% Secondary - Catholic, Happy Valley: 0.5% Secondary - Independent, Happy Valley: 1.5% TAFE, Happy Valley: 2.3% University, Happy Valley: 3.8% Other, Happy Valley: 0.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011 Pre-school, Happy Valley: +13 Primary school, Happy Valley: -63 Primary - Government, Happy Valley: -60 Primary - Catholic, Happy Valley: 0 Primary - Independent, Happy Valley: -3 Secondary school, Happy Valley: -46 Secondary - Government, Happy Valley: -80 Secondary - Catholic, Happy Valley: +7 Secondary - Independent, Happy Valley: +26 TAFE, Happy Valley: +9 University, Happy Valley: +35 Other, Happy Valley: -5
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the share of the population attending educational institutions in Happy Valley in 2011 compared to the City of Onkaparinga shows that there was a similar proportion attending primary school, a similar proportion attending secondary school, and a higher proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 9.4% of the population were attending primary school, 5.8% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 6.1% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 9.3%, 6.1% and 5.3% respectively for the City of Onkaparinga.

There were no major differences between Happy Valley and City of Onkaparinga in 2011.

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Happy Valley's population decreased by 140 people (+1.2%). This represents an average annual change of -0.25% per year over the period.

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

  • Secondary - Government (-80 persons)
  • Primary school (-63 persons)
  • Primary - Government (-60 persons)

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