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Limestone Coast region

Education institution attending

22% of people in the Limestone Coast region attended an educational institution in 2011.

The share of the Limestone Coast 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
Limestone Coast region - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%Regional SA %Number%Regional SA %2006 to 2011
Pre-school9421.51.38901.41.3+52
Primary school6,33210.09.26,74310.810.1-411
Primary - Government5,0188.06.75,5128.97.7-494
Primary - Catholic8211.31.28101.31.2+11
Primary - Independent4930.81.24210.71.2+72
Secondary school3,8316.15.73,6245.85.7+207
Secondary - Government2,9584.74.33,0404.94.5-82
Secondary - Catholic6011.00.74530.70.6+148
Secondary - Independent2720.40.81310.20.6+141
TAFE1,3972.21.91,4172.32.0-20
University7841.21.15770.90.9+207
Other2840.50.52160.30.4+68
Not attending45,87472.773.444,42771.472.0+1,447
Not stated3,6335.86.94,3327.07.6-699

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 SA: 1.3% Primary school, Regional SA: 9.2% Primary - Government, Regional SA: 6.7% Primary - Catholic, Regional SA: 1.2% Primary - Independent, Regional SA: 1.2% Secondary school, Regional SA: 5.7% Secondary - Government, Regional SA: 4.3% Secondary - Catholic, Regional SA: 0.7% Secondary - Independent, Regional SA: 0.8% TAFE, Regional SA: 1.9% University, Regional SA: 1.1% Other, Regional SA: 0.5% Pre-school, Limestone Coast region: 1.5% Primary school, Limestone Coast region: 10.0% Primary - Government, Limestone Coast region: 8.0% Primary - Catholic, Limestone Coast region: 1.3% Primary - Independent, Limestone Coast region: 0.8% Secondary school, Limestone Coast region: 6.1% Secondary - Government, Limestone Coast region: 4.7% Secondary - Catholic, Limestone Coast region: 1.0% Secondary - Independent, Limestone Coast region: 0.4% TAFE, Limestone Coast region: 2.2% University, Limestone Coast region: 1.2% Other, Limestone Coast 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, Limestone Coast region: +52 Primary school, Limestone Coast region: -411 Primary - Government, Limestone Coast region: -494 Primary - Catholic, Limestone Coast region: +11 Primary - Independent, Limestone Coast region: +72 Secondary school, Limestone Coast region: +207 Secondary - Government, Limestone Coast region: -82 Secondary - Catholic, Limestone Coast region: +148 Secondary - Independent, Limestone Coast region: +141 TAFE, Limestone Coast region: -20 University, Limestone Coast region: +207 Other, Limestone Coast region: +68
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 Limestone Coast region in 2011 compared to Regional SA 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, 10.0% of the population were attending primary school, 6.1% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 3.5% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 9.2%, 5.7% and 3.0% respectively for Regional SA.

The major difference between the share of the population attending learning institutions in the Limestone Coast region and Regional SA was:

  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Catholic primary school (8.0% compared to 6.7%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Limestone Coast region's population increased by 851 people (+1.4%). This represents an average annual change of 0.27% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the number of persons attending education institutions in the Limestone Coast region, between 2006 and 2011 were in those who nominated:

  • Primary - Government (-494 persons)
  • Primary school (-411 persons)
  • Secondary school (+207 persons)
  • University (+207 persons)

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