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Southern District

Education institution attending

23% of people in Southern District attended an educational institution in 2011.

The share of Southern 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
Southern District - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Primary school
Primary - Government
Primary - Catholic
Primary - Independent
Secondary school
Secondary - Government
Secondary - Catholic
Secondary - Independent
map this data in atlas.idTAFE3142.22.31902.02.2+123
map this data in atlas.idUniversity3122.23.01551.62.6+157
map this data in atlas.idNot attending9,92270.271.96,62969.270.8+3,292
Not stated

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, Southern District: 1.7% Primary school, Southern District: 10.9% Primary - Government, Southern District: 6.7% Primary - Catholic, Southern District: 1.9% Primary - Independent, Southern District: 2.3% Secondary school, Southern District: 5.7% Secondary - Government, Southern District: 3.8% Secondary - Catholic, Southern District: 0.6% Secondary - Independent, Southern District: 1.4% TAFE, Southern District: 2.2% University, Southern District: 2.2% Other, Southern District: 0.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011 Pre-school, Southern District: +99 Primary school, Southern District: +481 Primary - Government, Southern District: +165 Primary - Catholic, Southern District: +194 Primary - Independent, Southern District: +122 Secondary school, Southern District: +214 Secondary - Government, Southern District: +144 Secondary - Catholic, Southern District: +7 Secondary - Independent, Southern District: +63 TAFE, Southern District: +123 University, Southern District: +157 Other, Southern District: +24
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (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 Southern District in 2011 compared to the City of Onkaparinga shows that there was a higher proportion attending primary school, a similar proportion attending secondary school, and a lower proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 10.9% of the population were attending primary school, 5.7% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 4.4% 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 Southern District and the City of Onkaparinga were:

  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Government primary school (10.9% compared to 9.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons not attending (70.2% compared to 71.9%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Southern District's population increased by 4,571 people (+47.8%). This represents an average annual change of 8.12% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the number of persons attending education institutions in Southern District, between 2006 and 2011 were in those who nominated:

  • Primary school (+481 persons)
  • Secondary school (+214 persons)
  • Primary - Catholic (+194 persons)
  • Primary - Government (+165 persons)

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