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Port Noarlunga

Education institution attending

19% of people in Port Noarlunga attended an educational institution in 2011.

The share of Port Noarlunga'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
Port Noarlunga - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Pre-school
351.31.4190.71.3+16
Primary school
1936.99.32117.710.3-18
Primary - Government
1184.36.51435.27.5-25
Primary - Catholic
371.31.2371.31.1+1
Primary - Independent
371.31.6311.11.7+6
Secondary school
1495.46.11485.46.4+1
Secondary - Government
782.84.0943.44.3-16
Secondary - Catholic
541.90.8361.30.7+17
Secondary - Independent
180.61.4180.61.40
map this data in atlas.idTAFE652.32.3612.22.2+4
map this data in atlas.idUniversity622.23.0732.72.6-11
Other
120.40.7140.50.6-1
map this data in atlas.idNot attending2,10675.771.92,06074.770.8+46
Not stated
1605.85.31716.25.7-11

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, Port Noarlunga: 1.3% Primary school, Port Noarlunga: 6.9% Primary - Government, Port Noarlunga: 4.3% Primary - Catholic, Port Noarlunga: 1.3% Primary - Independent, Port Noarlunga: 1.3% Secondary school, Port Noarlunga: 5.4% Secondary - Government, Port Noarlunga: 2.8% Secondary - Catholic, Port Noarlunga: 1.9% Secondary - Independent, Port Noarlunga: 0.6% TAFE, Port Noarlunga: 2.3% University, Port Noarlunga: 2.2% Other, Port Noarlunga: 0.4%
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, Port Noarlunga: +16 Primary school, Port Noarlunga: -18 Primary - Government, Port Noarlunga: -25 Primary - Catholic, Port Noarlunga: +1 Primary - Independent, Port Noarlunga: +6 Secondary school, Port Noarlunga: +1 Secondary - Government, Port Noarlunga: -16 Secondary - Catholic, Port Noarlunga: +17 Secondary - Independent, Port Noarlunga: 0 TAFE, Port Noarlunga: +4 University, Port Noarlunga: -11 Other, Port Noarlunga: -1
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 Port Noarlunga in 2011 compared to the City of Onkaparinga shows that there was a lower proportion attending primary school, a lower proportion attending secondary school, and a lower proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 6.9% of the population were attending primary school, 5.4% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 4.6% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 9.3%, 6.1% and 5.3% respectively for the City of Onkaparinga.

The major differences between the share of the population attending learning institutions in Port Noarlunga and the City of Onkaparinga were:

  • A larger percentage of persons not attending (75.7% compared to 71.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending a Government primary school (6.9% compared to 9.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending a Catholic primary school (4.3% compared to 6.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending a Catholic secondary school (2.8% compared to 4.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Port Noarlunga's population increased by 25 people (+0.9%). This represents an average annual change of 0.18% per year over the period.

There were no major differences in Port Noarlunga between 2006 and 2011.

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