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Northern District

Education institution attending


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24% of people in Northern District attended an educational institution in 2016.

The share of Northern District'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
Northern District - 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.idTAFE6481.61.89212.32.3-273
map this data in atlas.idUniversity1,9434.93.51,8434.63.0+100
map this data in atlas.idNot attending29,08072.771.928,73571.371.9+345
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, Northern District: 1.2% Primary school, Northern District: 9.4% Primary - Government, Northern District: 6.9% Primary - Catholic, Northern District: 0.9% Primary - Independent, Northern District: 1.6% Secondary school, Northern District: 6.1% Secondary - Government, Northern District: 4.0% Secondary - Catholic, Northern District: 0.8% Secondary - Independent, Northern District: 1.4% TAFE, Northern District: 1.6% University, Northern District: 4.9% Other, Northern District: 0.5%
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, Northern District: -77 Primary school, Northern District: -137 Primary - Government, Northern District: +43 Primary - Catholic, Northern District: -56 Primary - Independent, Northern District: -124 Secondary school, Northern District: -209 Secondary - Government, Northern District: -43 Secondary - Catholic, Northern District: -30 Secondary - Independent, Northern District: -136 TAFE, Northern District: -273 University, Northern District: +100 Other, Northern District: -61
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 Northern District in 2016 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, 6.1% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 6.5% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 9.2%, 5.9% and 5.3% respectively for the City of Onkaparinga.

The major difference between the share of the population attending learning institutions in Northern District and the City of Onkaparinga was:

  • A larger percentage of persons attending University (4.9% compared to 3.5%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Northern District's population decreased by 292 people (+0.7%). This represents an average annual change of -0.15% per year over the period.

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

  • TAFE (-273 persons)
  • Secondary school (-209 persons)
  • Primary school (-137 persons)
  • Secondary - Independent (-136 persons)

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