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Education institution attending

20% of people in Smithfield attended an educational institution in 2011.

The share of Smithfield'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
Smithfield - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2006 to 2011
Pre-school
381.71.6120.81.5+26
Primary school
1727.710.01379.311.4+35
Primary - Government
1386.26.6986.67.6+40
Primary - Catholic
321.41.8302.02.0+2
Primary - Independent
20.11.690.61.8-7
Secondary school
1135.16.5765.16.1+37
Secondary - Government
823.73.7533.63.6+29
Secondary - Catholic
200.91.3140.91.2+6
Secondary - Independent
110.51.490.61.3+2
map this data in atlas.idTAFE673.02.5382.62.2+29
map this data in atlas.idUniversity331.51.8161.11.3+18
Other
150.70.8120.80.9+3
map this data in atlas.idNot attending1,55669.769.21,00167.567.8+555
Not stated
24010.77.719112.98.7+49

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, Smithfield: 1.7% Primary school, Smithfield: 7.7% Primary - Government, Smithfield: 6.2% Primary - Catholic, Smithfield: 1.4% Primary - Independent, Smithfield: 0.1% Secondary school, Smithfield: 5.1% Secondary - Government, Smithfield: 3.7% Secondary - Catholic, Smithfield: 0.9% Secondary - Independent, Smithfield: 0.5% TAFE, Smithfield: 3.0% University, Smithfield: 1.5% Other, Smithfield: 0.7%
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, Smithfield: +26 Primary school, Smithfield: +35 Primary - Government, Smithfield: +40 Primary - Catholic, Smithfield: +2 Primary - Independent, Smithfield: -7 Secondary school, Smithfield: +37 Secondary - Government, Smithfield: +29 Secondary - Catholic, Smithfield: +6 Secondary - Independent, Smithfield: +2 TAFE, Smithfield: +29 University, Smithfield: +18 Other, Smithfield: +3
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 Smithfield 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 similar proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 7.7% of the population were attending primary school, 5.1% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 4.5% 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 Smithfield and the City of Playford were:

  • A smaller percentage of persons attending a Government primary school (7.7% compared to 10.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending a primary school (any type) (0.1% compared to 1.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending a Government secondary school (5.1% compared to 6.5%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Smithfield's population increased by 751 people (+50.6%). This represents an average annual change of 8.54% per year over the period.

There were no major differences in Smithfield between 2006 and 2011.

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