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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?

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

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)20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
Pre-school
1,4051.61.21,2531.61.3+152
Primary school
9,07510.28.57,91310.08.4+1,162
Primary - Government
6,0026.75.45,2126.65.1+790
Primary - Catholic
1,4901.71.71,4091.81.8+81
Primary - Independent
1,5831.81.41,2921.61.5+291
Secondary school
5,3045.95.65,1096.55.7+195
Secondary - Government
3,1573.52.92,9533.73.0+204
Secondary - Catholic
1,0941.21.31,0401.31.3+54
Secondary - Independent
1,0531.21.41,1161.41.4-63
map this data in atlas.idTAFE2,2812.62.01,9582.52.3+323
map this data in atlas.idUniversity2,3672.65.71,4601.85.0+907
Other
8621.00.86170.80.8+245
map this data in atlas.idNot attending60,89768.170.554,73769.270.6+6,160
Not stated
7,1908.05.76,0697.75.9+1,121

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, Greater Adelaide: 1.2% Primary school, Greater Adelaide: 8.5% Primary - Government, Greater Adelaide: 5.4% Primary - Catholic, Greater Adelaide: 1.7% Primary - Independent, Greater Adelaide: 1.4% Secondary school, Greater Adelaide: 5.6% Secondary - Government, Greater Adelaide: 2.9% Secondary - Catholic, Greater Adelaide: 1.3% Secondary - Independent, Greater Adelaide: 1.4% TAFE, Greater Adelaide: 2.0% University, Greater Adelaide: 5.7% Other, Greater Adelaide: 0.8% Pre-school, City of Playford: 1.6% Primary school, City of Playford: 10.2% Primary - Government, City of Playford: 6.7% Primary - Catholic, City of Playford: 1.7% Primary - Independent, City of Playford: 1.8% Secondary school, City of Playford: 5.9% Secondary - Government, City of Playford: 3.5% Secondary - Catholic, City of Playford: 1.2% Secondary - Independent, City of Playford: 1.2% TAFE, City of Playford: 2.6% University, City of Playford: 2.6% Other, City of Playford: 1.0%
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, City of Playford: +152 Primary school, City of Playford: +1,162 Primary - Government, City of Playford: +790 Primary - Catholic, City of Playford: +81 Primary - Independent, City of Playford: +291 Secondary school, City of Playford: +195 Secondary - Government, City of Playford: +204 Secondary - Catholic, City of Playford: +54 Secondary - Independent, City of Playford: -63 TAFE, City of Playford: +323 University, City of Playford: +907 Other, City of Playford: +245
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 City of Playford in 2016 compared to Greater Adelaide 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, 10.2% of the population were attending primary school, 5.9% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 5.2% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 8.5%, 5.6% and 7.7% 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 (10.2% compared to 8.5%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Catholic primary school (6.7% compared to 5.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending University (2.6% compared to 5.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons not attending (68.1% compared to 70.5%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, City of Playford's population increased by 10,265 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 2011 and 2016 were in those who nominated:

  • Primary school (+1,162 persons)
  • University (+907 persons)
  • Primary - Government (+790 persons)
  • TAFE (+323 persons)

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