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Shire of Plantagenet

Education institution attending

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for the LGA or other primary area only. What's this?

17% of people in the Shire of Plantagenet attended an educational institution in 2016.

The share of the Shire of Plantagenet'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
Shire of Plantagenet - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%Regional WA %Number%Regional WA %2011 to 2016
Pre-school601.21.2871.81.5-27
Primary school3847.68.73597.49.2+25
Primary - Government3406.76.43146.46.8+26
Primary - Catholic100.21.5110.21.6-1
Primary - Independent340.70.9340.70.90
Secondary school2885.76.03036.25.0-15
Secondary - Government2414.74.12565.23.3-15
Secondary - Catholic100.21.170.10.9+3
Secondary - Independent370.70.8400.80.8-3
TAFE851.71.61493.12.0-64
University410.81.4460.91.3-5
Other240.50.5220.50.4+2
Not attending3,64071.669.53,50471.870.2+136
Not stated56311.111.14128.410.4+151

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 WA: 1.2% Primary school, Regional WA: 8.7% Primary - Government, Regional WA: 6.4% Primary - Catholic, Regional WA: 1.5% Primary - Independent, Regional WA: 0.9% Secondary school, Regional WA: 6.0% Secondary - Government, Regional WA: 4.1% Secondary - Catholic, Regional WA: 1.1% Secondary - Independent, Regional WA: 0.8% TAFE, Regional WA: 1.6% University, Regional WA: 1.4% Other, Regional WA: 0.5% Pre-school, Shire of Plantagenet: 1.2% Primary school, Shire of Plantagenet: 7.6% Primary - Government, Shire of Plantagenet: 6.7% Primary - Catholic, Shire of Plantagenet: 0.2% Primary - Independent, Shire of Plantagenet: 0.7% Secondary school, Shire of Plantagenet: 5.7% Secondary - Government, Shire of Plantagenet: 4.7% Secondary - Catholic, Shire of Plantagenet: 0.2% Secondary - Independent, Shire of Plantagenet: 0.7% TAFE, Shire of Plantagenet: 1.7% University, Shire of Plantagenet: 0.8% Other, Shire of Plantagenet: 0.5%
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, Shire of Plantagenet: -27 Primary school, Shire of Plantagenet: +25 Primary - Government, Shire of Plantagenet: +26 Primary - Catholic, Shire of Plantagenet: -1 Primary - Independent, Shire of Plantagenet: 0 Secondary school, Shire of Plantagenet: -15 Secondary - Government, Shire of Plantagenet: -15 Secondary - Catholic, Shire of Plantagenet: +3 Secondary - Independent, Shire of Plantagenet: -3 TAFE, Shire of Plantagenet: -64 University, Shire of Plantagenet: -5 Other, Shire of Plantagenet: +2
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 the Shire of Plantagenet in 2016 compared to Regional WA shows that there was a lower proportion attending primary school, a similar proportion attending secondary school, and a lower proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 7.6% of the population were attending primary school, 5.7% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 2.5% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 8.7%, 6.0% and 3.0% respectively for Regional WA.

The major differences between the share of the population attending learning institutions in the Shire of Plantagenet and Regional WA were:

  • A larger percentage of persons not attending (71.6% compared to 69.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending an independent primary school (0.2% compared to 1.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending a Government primary school (7.6% compared to 8.7%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Shire of Plantagenet's population increased by 203 people (+4.2%). This represents an average annual change of 0.82% per year over the period.

The largest change in the number of persons attending education institutions in the Shire of Plantagenet, between 2011 and 2016 was in those who nominated:

  • TAFE (-64 persons)

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