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Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park

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?

16% of people in Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park attended an educational institution in 2011.

The share of Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park'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
Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2006 to 2011
Pre-school
60.51.6181.41.5-12
Primary school
826.410.01048.111.4-22
Primary - Government
332.66.6463.67.6-13
Primary - Catholic
201.61.8161.32.0+4
Primary - Independent
282.21.6413.21.8-13
Secondary school
715.56.5705.56.1+1
Secondary - Government
161.33.7110.93.6+5
Secondary - Catholic
362.91.3393.11.2-2
Secondary - Independent
171.41.4191.51.3-2
map this data in atlas.idTAFE211.62.5211.72.2-1
map this data in atlas.idUniversity211.71.8241.91.3-2
Other
80.70.830.20.9+6
map this data in atlas.idNot attending98075.869.291471.067.8+67
Not stated
1017.97.713010.18.7-29

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, 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% Pre-school, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: 0.5% Primary school, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: 6.4% Primary - Government, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: 2.6% Primary - Catholic, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: 1.6% Primary - Independent, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: 2.2% Secondary school, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: 5.5% Secondary - Government, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: 1.3% Secondary - Catholic, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: 2.9% Secondary - Independent, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: 1.4% TAFE, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: 1.6% University, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: 1.7% Other, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: 0.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011 Pre-school, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: -12 Primary school, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: -22 Primary - Government, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: -13 Primary - Catholic, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: +4 Primary - Independent, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: -13 Secondary school, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: +1 Secondary - Government, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: +5 Secondary - Catholic, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: -2 Secondary - Independent, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: -2 TAFE, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: -1 University, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: -2 Other, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: +6
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 Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park in 2011 compared to the City of Playford shows that there was a lower proportion attending primary school, a lower proportion attending secondary school, and a lower proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 6.4% of the population were attending primary school, 5.5% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 3.3% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 10.0%, 6.5% and 4.3% respectively for the City of Playford.

The major differences between the share of the population attending learning institutions in Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park and the City of Playford were:

  • A larger percentage of persons not attending (75.8% compared to 69.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending a Catholic primary school (2.6% compared to 6.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending a Government primary school (6.4% compared to 10.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending a Catholic secondary school (1.3% compared to 3.7%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park's population increased by 5 people (+0.4%). This represents an average annual change of 0.08% per year over the period.

There were no major differences in Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park between 2006 and 2011.

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