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Education institution attending

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26% of people in Woodcroft attended an educational institution in 2016.

The share of Woodcroft'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
Woodcroft - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2011 to 2016
Pre-school
1271.11.21901.81.4-63
Primary school
1,19910.89.21,20611.19.3-7
Primary - Government
8457.66.58658.06.5-20
Primary - Catholic
1331.21.21671.51.2-34
Primary - Independent
2212.01.51741.61.6+47
Secondary school
8187.45.98688.06.1-50
Secondary - Government
5294.83.85184.84.0+11
Secondary - Catholic
930.80.81191.10.8-26
Secondary - Independent
1961.81.42312.11.4-35
map this data in atlas.idTAFE1891.71.82502.32.3-61
map this data in atlas.idUniversity4714.23.53182.93.0+153
Other
620.60.6570.50.7+5
map this data in atlas.idNot attending7,89270.971.97,57769.871.9+315
Not stated
3703.35.83913.65.3-21

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, Woodcroft: 1.1% Primary school, Woodcroft: 10.8% Primary - Government, Woodcroft: 7.6% Primary - Catholic, Woodcroft: 1.2% Primary - Independent, Woodcroft: 2.0% Secondary school, Woodcroft: 7.4% Secondary - Government, Woodcroft: 4.8% Secondary - Catholic, Woodcroft: 0.8% Secondary - Independent, Woodcroft: 1.8% TAFE, Woodcroft: 1.7% University, Woodcroft: 4.2% Other, Woodcroft: 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, Woodcroft: -63 Primary school, Woodcroft: -7 Primary - Government, Woodcroft: -20 Primary - Catholic, Woodcroft: -34 Primary - Independent, Woodcroft: +47 Secondary school, Woodcroft: -50 Secondary - Government, Woodcroft: +11 Secondary - Catholic, Woodcroft: -26 Secondary - Independent, Woodcroft: -35 TAFE, Woodcroft: -61 University, Woodcroft: +153 Other, Woodcroft: +5
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 Woodcroft in 2016 compared to the City of Onkaparinga shows that there was a higher proportion attending primary school, a higher proportion attending secondary school, and a higher proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 10.8% of the population were attending primary school, 7.4% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 5.9% 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 Woodcroft and the City of Onkaparinga were:

  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Government primary school (10.8% compared to 9.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Government secondary school (7.4% compared to 5.9%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Catholic primary school (7.6% compared to 6.5%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Woodcroft's population increased by 271 people (+2.5%). This represents an average annual change of 0.49% per year over the period.

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

  • University (+153 persons)
  • Pre-school (-63 persons)
  • TAFE (-61 persons)
  • Secondary school (-50 persons)

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