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Smithfield Plains

Education institution attending


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27% of people in Smithfield Plains attended an educational institution in 2016.

The share of Smithfield Plains'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 Plains - 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.idTAFE752.62.6502.22.5+25
map this data in atlas.idUniversity832.82.6210.91.8+62
map this data in atlas.idNot attending1,84262.668.11,51565.669.2+327
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 Plains: 2.3% Primary school, Smithfield Plains: 11.6% Primary - Government, Smithfield Plains: 9.3% Primary - Catholic, Smithfield Plains: 1.5% Primary - Independent, Smithfield Plains: 0.8% Secondary school, Smithfield Plains: 6.5% Secondary - Government, Smithfield Plains: 5.1% Secondary - Catholic, Smithfield Plains: 1.1% Secondary - Independent, Smithfield Plains: 0.3% TAFE, Smithfield Plains: 2.6% University, Smithfield Plains: 2.8% Other, Smithfield Plains: 1.2%
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 Plains: +18 Primary school, Smithfield Plains: +111 Primary - Government, Smithfield Plains: +75 Primary - Catholic, Smithfield Plains: +27 Primary - Independent, Smithfield Plains: +10 Secondary school, Smithfield Plains: +58 Secondary - Government, Smithfield Plains: +42 Secondary - Catholic, Smithfield Plains: +19 Secondary - Independent, Smithfield Plains: -3 TAFE, Smithfield Plains: +25 University, Smithfield Plains: +62 Other, Smithfield Plains: +2
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 Plains in 2016 compared to the City of Playford shows that there was a higher proportion attending primary school, a higher proportion attending secondary school, and a similar proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 11.6% of the population were attending primary school, 6.5% 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 Plains and the City of Playford were:

  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Catholic primary school (9.3% compared to 6.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Catholic secondary school (5.1% compared to 3.5%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Government primary school (11.6% compared to 10.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons not attending (62.6% compared to 68.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Smithfield Plains's population increased by 630 people (+27.3%). This represents an average annual change of 4.95% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the number of persons attending education institutions in Smithfield Plains, between 2011 and 2016 were in those who nominated:

  • Primary school (+111 persons)
  • Primary - Government (+75 persons)
  • University (+62 persons)
  • Secondary school (+58 persons)

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