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Education institution attending

23% of people in the City of Playford attended an educational institution in 2011.

The share of the City of Playford'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
City of Playford - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Pre-school
1,2531.61.31,0511.51.2+202
Primary school
7,91310.08.47,98511.48.9-72
Primary - Government
5,2126.65.15,3257.65.7-113
Primary - Catholic
1,4091.81.81,4332.01.8-24
Primary - Independent
1,2921.61.51,2271.81.4+65
Secondary school
5,1096.55.74,2976.15.8+812
Secondary - Government
2,9533.73.02,5213.63.1+432
Secondary - Catholic
1,0401.31.38351.21.3+205
Secondary - Independent
1,1161.41.49411.31.4+175
map this data in atlas.idTAFE1,9582.52.31,5602.22.2+398
map this data in atlas.idUniversity1,4601.85.09351.34.4+525
Other
6170.80.86240.90.7-7
map this data in atlas.idNot attending54,73769.270.647,50367.870.0+7,234
Not stated
6,0697.75.96,0588.76.8+11

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, Greater Adelaide: 1.3% Primary school, Greater Adelaide: 8.4% Primary - Government, Greater Adelaide: 5.1% Primary - Catholic, Greater Adelaide: 1.8% Primary - Independent, Greater Adelaide: 1.5% Secondary school, Greater Adelaide: 5.7% Secondary - Government, Greater Adelaide: 3.0% Secondary - Catholic, Greater Adelaide: 1.3% Secondary - Independent, Greater Adelaide: 1.4% TAFE, Greater Adelaide: 2.3% University, Greater Adelaide: 5.0% Other, Greater Adelaide: 0.8% Pre-school, City of Playford: 1.6% Primary school, City of Playford: 10.0% Primary - Government, City of Playford: 6.6% Primary - Catholic, City of Playford: 1.8% Primary - Independent, City of Playford: 1.6% Secondary school, City of Playford: 6.5% Secondary - Government, City of Playford: 3.7% Secondary - Catholic, City of Playford: 1.3% Secondary - Independent, City of Playford: 1.4% TAFE, City of Playford: 2.5% University, City of Playford: 1.8% Other, City of Playford: 0.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011 Pre-school, City of Playford: +202 Primary school, City of Playford: -72 Primary - Government, City of Playford: -113 Primary - Catholic, City of Playford: -24 Primary - Independent, City of Playford: +65 Secondary school, City of Playford: +812 Secondary - Government, City of Playford: +432 Secondary - Catholic, City of Playford: +205 Secondary - Independent, City of Playford: +175 TAFE, City of Playford: +398 University, City of Playford: +525 Other, City of Playford: -7
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (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 City of Playford in 2011 compared to Greater Adelaide shows that there was a higher proportion attending primary school, a higher proportion attending secondary school, and a lower proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 10.0% of the population were attending primary school, 6.5% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 4.3% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 8.4%, 5.7% and 7.3% respectively for Greater Adelaide.

The major differences between the share of the population attending learning institutions in the City of Playford and Greater Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Government primary school (10.0% compared to 8.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Catholic primary school (6.6% compared to 5.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending University (1.8% compared to 5.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons not attending (69.2% compared to 70.6%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, City of Playford's population increased by 9,103 people (+13.0%). This represents an average annual change of 2.47% per year over the period.

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

  • Secondary school (+812 persons)
  • University (+525 persons)
  • Secondary - Government (+432 persons)
  • TAFE (+398 persons)

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