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Seaford Meadows

Education institution attending


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26% of people in Seaford Meadows attended an educational institution in 2016.

The share of Seaford Meadows'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
Seaford Meadows - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2011 to 2016
Primary school
Primary - Government
Primary - Catholic
Primary - Independent
Secondary school
Secondary - Government
Secondary - Catholic
Secondary - Independent
map this data in atlas.idTAFE1002.61.8332.02.3+67
map this data in atlas.idUniversity1343.53.5472.83.0+87
map this data in atlas.idNot attending2,61868.471.91,09166.171.9+1,527
Not stated

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, Seaford Meadows: 2.0% Primary school, Seaford Meadows: 11.5% Primary - Government, Seaford Meadows: 7.3% Primary - Catholic, Seaford Meadows: 3.2% Primary - Independent, Seaford Meadows: 1.0% Secondary school, Seaford Meadows: 5.8% Secondary - Government, Seaford Meadows: 4.3% Secondary - Catholic, Seaford Meadows: 0.8% Secondary - Independent, Seaford Meadows: 0.7% TAFE, Seaford Meadows: 2.6% University, Seaford Meadows: 3.5% Other, Seaford Meadows: 0.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.
Change in education institution attending, 2011 to 2016
Change in education institution attending, 2011 to 2016 Pre-school, Seaford Meadows: +47 Primary school, Seaford Meadows: +236 Primary - Government, Seaford Meadows: +137 Primary - Catholic, Seaford Meadows: +79 Primary - Independent, Seaford Meadows: +20 Secondary school, Seaford Meadows: +124 Secondary - Government, Seaford Meadows: +93 Secondary - Catholic, Seaford Meadows: +18 Secondary - Independent, Seaford Meadows: +13 TAFE, Seaford Meadows: +67 University, Seaford Meadows: +87 Other, Seaford Meadows: +17
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 Seaford Meadows in 2016 compared to the City of Onkaparinga shows that there was a higher proportion attending primary school, a similar proportion attending secondary school, and a higher proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 11.5% 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 9.2%, 5.9% and 5.3% respectively for the City of Onkaparinga.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Government primary school (11.5% compared to 9.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending an independent primary school (3.2% compared to 1.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons not attending (68.4% compared to 71.9%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Seaford Meadows's population increased by 2,174 people (+131.7%). This represents an average annual change of 18.3% per year over the period.

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

  • Primary school (+236 persons)
  • Primary - Government (+137 persons)
  • Secondary school (+124 persons)
  • Secondary - Government (+93 persons)

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