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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander profile - Education institution attending

36% of Orange City's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population attend an educational institution.

The share of Orange City’s indigenous population attending educational institutions reflects the age structure of the population, which influences the number of children attending school. Other influences include the proportion of children finishing school, leading to tertiary education, as well as the availability of tertiary education nearby.

Indigenous populations are usually younger than the total population. For this reason, indigenous populations often have large proportions attending primary or secondary schools. For remote areas, the availability of tertiary education and in some cases secondary education may also be a factor.

This data is often combined with Age Structure to look at the proportions of each age group attending the type of education relevant for that age group. Also look at Highest Level of Schooling completed and Highest Education Attainment.

Derived from the Census question:

'What type of educational institution is the person attending?'

Total population

Education institution attending
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples - Orange City20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%New South Wales - ATSI %Number%New South Wales - ATSI %2011 to 2016
Pre-school913.63.4552.73.3+36
Primary school41016.115.331015.114.6+100
Secondary school2549.910.527013.210.7-16
TAFE1003.93.0683.33.4+32
University461.82.6281.42.1+18
Other70.30.7100.50.6-3
Not attending1,50959.158.81,14856.056.7+361
Not stated1365.35.81627.98.6-26

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, New South Wales - ATSI: 3.4% Primary school, New South Wales - ATSI: 15.3% Secondary school, New South Wales - ATSI: 10.5% TAFE, New South Wales - ATSI: 3.0% University, New South Wales - ATSI: 2.6% Other, New South Wales - ATSI: 0.7% Pre-school, Orange City - ATSI: 3.6% Primary school, Orange City - ATSI: 16.1% Secondary school, Orange City - ATSI: 9.9% TAFE, Orange City - ATSI: 3.9% University, Orange City - ATSI: 1.8% Other, Orange City - ATSI: 0.3%
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, Orange City: +36 Primary school, Orange City: +100 Secondary school, Orange City: -16 TAFE, Orange City: +32 University, Orange City: +18 Other, Orange City: -3
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 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population attending educational institutions in Orange City in 2016 compared to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in New South Wales - ATSI shows that there was a higher proportion attending primary school, a lower proportion attending secondary school, and a similar proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 16.1% of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islande population were attending primary school, 9.9% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 5.7% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 15.3%, 10.5% and 5.6% respectively for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in New South Wales - ATSI.

There were no major differences in the attendance of education instituitions between the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Orange City and the in New South Wales - ATSI in 2016.

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Orange City's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population increased by 502 people (+24.5%). This represents an average annual change of 4.48% per year over the period.

The largest change in the number of people attending education institutions in Orange City, between 2011 and 2016 was in those who nominated:

  • Primary school (+100 people)

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