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Port Noarlunga

Education institution attending

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21% of people in Port Noarlunga attended an educational institution in 2016.

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)20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2011 to 2016
Pre-school
180.61.2351.31.4-17
Primary school
2558.69.21926.99.3+62
Primary - Government
1404.76.51184.36.5+22
Primary - Catholic
501.71.2371.31.2+13
Primary - Independent
642.21.5371.31.6+27
Secondary school
1675.75.91495.46.1+18
Secondary - Government
722.43.8772.84.0-5
Secondary - Catholic
571.90.8531.90.8+4
Secondary - Independent
371.31.4170.61.4+20
map this data in atlas.idTAFE541.91.8642.32.3-10
map this data in atlas.idUniversity963.33.5622.23.0+34
Other
170.60.6120.40.7+6
map this data in atlas.idNot attending2,03468.771.92,10675.771.9-71
Not stated
31610.75.81605.85.3+156

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, 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% Pre-school, Port Noarlunga: 0.6% Primary school, Port Noarlunga: 8.6% Primary - Government, Port Noarlunga: 4.7% Primary - Catholic, Port Noarlunga: 1.7% Primary - Independent, Port Noarlunga: 2.2% Secondary school, Port Noarlunga: 5.7% Secondary - Government, Port Noarlunga: 2.4% Secondary - Catholic, Port Noarlunga: 1.9% Secondary - Independent, Port Noarlunga: 1.3% TAFE, Port Noarlunga: 1.9% University, Port Noarlunga: 3.3% Other, Port Noarlunga: 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, Port Noarlunga: -17 Primary school, Port Noarlunga: +62 Primary - Government, Port Noarlunga: +22 Primary - Catholic, Port Noarlunga: +13 Primary - Independent, Port Noarlunga: +27 Secondary school, Port Noarlunga: +18 Secondary - Government, Port Noarlunga: -5 Secondary - Catholic, Port Noarlunga: +4 Secondary - Independent, Port Noarlunga: +20 TAFE, Port Noarlunga: -10 University, Port Noarlunga: +34 Other, Port Noarlunga: +6
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 Port Noarlunga in 2016 compared to the City of Onkaparinga shows that there was a lower proportion attending primary school, a similar proportion attending secondary school, and a similar proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 8.6% of the population were attending primary school, 5.7% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 5.1% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 9.2%, 5.9% 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 attending and independent secondary school (1.9% compared to 0.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons not attending (68.7% compared to 71.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending a Catholic primary school (4.7% compared to 6.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending a Catholic secondary school (2.4% compared to 3.8%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Port Noarlunga's population increased by 177 people (+6.4%). This represents an average annual change of 1.24% per year over the period.

The largest change in the number of persons attending education institutions in Port Noarlunga, between 2011 and 2016 was in those who nominated:

  • Primary school (+62 persons)

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