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Education institution attending


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24% of people in Orange City attended an educational institution in 2016.

The share of Orange City'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
Orange City - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2011 to 2016
Primary school
Primary - Government
Primary - Catholic
Primary - Independent
Secondary school
Secondary - Government
Secondary - Catholic
Secondary - Independent
map this data in atlas.idTAFE1,0702.71.91,0482.82.5+22
map this data in atlas.idUniversity1,2563.13.11,0632.82.9+193
map this data in atlas.idNot attending27,75568.870.126,27869.170.5+1,477
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, Regional NSW: 1.8% Primary school, Regional NSW: 8.2% Primary - Government, Regional NSW: 5.7% Primary - Catholic, Regional NSW: 1.7% Primary - Independent, Regional NSW: 0.7% Secondary school, Regional NSW: 6.2% Secondary - Government, Regional NSW: 3.9% Secondary - Catholic, Regional NSW: 1.4% Secondary - Independent, Regional NSW: 0.8% TAFE, Regional NSW: 1.9% University, Regional NSW: 3.1% Other, Regional NSW: 0.5% Pre-school, Orange City: 1.9% Primary school, Orange City: 9.2% Primary - Government, Orange City: 6.0% Primary - Catholic, Orange City: 1.9% Primary - Independent, Orange City: 1.3% Secondary school, Orange City: 6.5% Secondary - Government, Orange City: 3.3% Secondary - Catholic, Orange City: 1.7% Secondary - Independent, Orange City: 1.5% TAFE, Orange City: 2.7% University, Orange City: 3.1% Other, Orange City: 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, Orange City: -4 Primary school, Orange City: +489 Primary - Government, Orange City: +271 Primary - Catholic, Orange City: +100 Primary - Independent, Orange City: +118 Secondary school, Orange City: -140 Secondary - Government, Orange City: -86 Secondary - Catholic, Orange City: +34 Secondary - Independent, Orange City: -88 TAFE, Orange City: +22 University, Orange City: +193 Other, Orange City: +24
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 Orange City in 2016 compared to Regional NSW 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, 9.2% of the population were attending primary school, 6.5% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 5.8% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 8.2%, 6.2% and 5.0% respectively for Regional NSW.

The major differences between the share of the population attending learning institutions in Orange City and Regional NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Government primary school (9.2% compared to 8.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons not attending (68.8% compared to 70.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Orange City's population increased by 2,290 people (+6.0%). This represents an average annual change of 1.18% per year over the period.

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

  • Primary school (+489 persons)
  • Primary - Government (+271 persons)
  • University (+193 persons)
  • Secondary school (-140 persons)

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