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Education institution attending


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21% of people in Smithfield attended an educational institution in 2016.

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)20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2011 to 2016
Primary school
Primary - Government
Primary - Catholic
Primary - Independent
Secondary school
Secondary - Government
Secondary - Catholic
Secondary - Independent
map this data in atlas.idTAFE763.42.6663.02.5+10
map this data in atlas.idUniversity452.02.6331.51.8+12
map this data in atlas.idNot attending1,56769.168.11,55669.769.2+12
Not stated

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, 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% Pre-school, Smithfield: 1.1% Primary school, Smithfield: 8.8% Primary - Government, Smithfield: 5.7% Primary - Catholic, Smithfield: 2.1% Primary - Independent, Smithfield: 0.9% Secondary school, Smithfield: 5.0% Secondary - Government, Smithfield: 3.9% Secondary - Catholic, Smithfield: 0.9% Secondary - Independent, Smithfield: 0.2% TAFE, Smithfield: 3.4% University, Smithfield: 2.0% Other, Smithfield: 0.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.
Change in education institution attending, 2011 to 2016
Change in education institution attending, 2011 to 2016 Pre-school, Smithfield: -13 Primary school, Smithfield: +27 Primary - Government, Smithfield: -9 Primary - Catholic, Smithfield: +16 Primary - Independent, Smithfield: +19 Secondary school, Smithfield: +1 Secondary - Government, Smithfield: +7 Secondary - Catholic, Smithfield: +1 Secondary - Independent, Smithfield: -7 TAFE, Smithfield: +10 University, Smithfield: +12 Other, Smithfield: +1
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the share of the population attending educational institutions in Smithfield in 2016 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, 8.8% of the population were attending primary school, 5.0% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 5.4% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 10.2%, 5.9% and 5.2% 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 (8.8% compared to 10.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending a Catholic primary school (5.7% compared to 6.7%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Smithfield's population increased by 34 people (+1.5%). This represents an average annual change of 0.3% per year over the period.

There were no major differences in Smithfield between 2011 and 2016.

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