RDA Darling Downs and South West RegionCommunity profile
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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Education institution attending

22% of people in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region attended an educational institution in 2011.

The share of the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region'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
RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%Regional QLD %Number%Regional QLD %2006 to 2011
Pre-school2,7791.11.13,7411.61.5-962
Primary school24,0979.58.923,5279.99.1+570
Primary - Government15,4266.16.016,0846.86.5-658
Primary - Catholic5,5932.21.74,7722.01.5+822
Primary - Independent3,0781.21.22,6721.11.1+407
Secondary school16,1396.46.015,3806.56.0+759
Secondary - Government9,2853.73.89,0073.83.9+278
Secondary - Catholic3,5381.41.13,4501.51.1+88
Secondary - Independent3,3161.31.12,9231.21.0+393
TAFE4,2521.71.73,9331.71.6+319
University6,7262.72.96,6082.82.5+118
Other1,2780.50.61,1400.50.5+138
Not attending179,72171.170.9166,04170.169.9+13,680
Not stated17,9497.17.916,4967.08.9+1,453

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, Regional QLD: 1.1% Primary school, Regional QLD: 8.9% Primary - Government, Regional QLD: 6.0% Primary - Catholic, Regional QLD: 1.7% Primary - Independent, Regional QLD: 1.2% Secondary school, Regional QLD: 6.0% Secondary - Government, Regional QLD: 3.8% Secondary - Catholic, Regional QLD: 1.1% Secondary - Independent, Regional QLD: 1.1% TAFE, Regional QLD: 1.7% University, Regional QLD: 2.9% Other, Regional QLD: 0.6% Pre-school, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 1.1% Primary school, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 9.5% Primary - Government, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 6.1% Primary - Catholic, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 2.2% Primary - Independent, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 1.2% Secondary school, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 6.4% Secondary - Government, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 3.7% Secondary - Catholic, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 1.4% Secondary - Independent, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 1.3% TAFE, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 1.7% University, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 2.7% Other, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 0.5%
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, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -962 Primary school, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +570 Primary - Government, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -658 Primary - Catholic, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +822 Primary - Independent, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +407 Secondary school, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +759 Secondary - Government, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +278 Secondary - Catholic, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +88 Secondary - Independent, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +393 TAFE, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +319 University, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +118 Other, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +138
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 the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region in 2011 compared to Regional QLD shows that there was a higher proportion attending primary school, a similar proportion attending secondary school, and a similar proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 9.5% of the population were attending primary school, 6.4% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 4.3% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 8.9%, 6.0% and 4.6% respectively for Regional QLD.

There were no major differences between RDA Darling Downs and South West Region and Regional QLD in 2011.

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region's population increased by 16,074 people (+6.8%). This represents an average annual change of 1.32% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the number of persons attending education institutions in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region, between 2006 and 2011 were in those who nominated:

  • Pre-school (-962 persons)
  • Primary - Catholic (+822 persons)
  • Secondary school (+759 persons)
  • Primary - Government (-658 persons)

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