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Education institution attending


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23% of people in Redland City attended an educational institution in 2016.

The share of Redland City'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
Redland City - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%Greater Brisbane %Number%Greater Brisbane %2011 to 2016
Primary school
Primary - Government
Primary - Catholic
Primary - Independent
Secondary school
Secondary - Government
Secondary - Catholic
Secondary - Independent
map this data in atlas.idTAFE2,3541.61.82,7212.02.0-367
map this data in atlas.idUniversity4,9423.45.94,2083.05.2+734
map this data in atlas.idNot attending106,53672.568.7100,17572.269.8+6,361
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, Greater Brisbane: 1.3% Primary school, Greater Brisbane: 8.6% Primary - Government, Greater Brisbane: 6.0% Primary - Catholic, Greater Brisbane: 1.6% Primary - Independent, Greater Brisbane: 1.0% Secondary school, Greater Brisbane: 6.4% Secondary - Government, Greater Brisbane: 3.6% Secondary - Catholic, Greater Brisbane: 1.4% Secondary - Independent, Greater Brisbane: 1.4% TAFE, Greater Brisbane: 1.8% University, Greater Brisbane: 5.9% Other, Greater Brisbane: 0.9% Pre-school, Redland City: 1.1% Primary school, Redland City: 8.7% Primary - Government, Redland City: 5.7% Primary - Catholic, Redland City: 1.5% Primary - Independent, Redland City: 1.5% Secondary school, Redland City: 7.1% Secondary - Government, Redland City: 3.7% Secondary - Catholic, Redland City: 1.2% Secondary - Independent, Redland City: 2.1% TAFE, Redland City: 1.6% University, Redland City: 3.4% Other, Redland City: 0.6%
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, Redland City: +43 Primary school, Redland City: +46 Primary - Government, Redland City: +280 Primary - Catholic, Redland City: -57 Primary - Independent, Redland City: -177 Secondary school, Redland City: +1,088 Secondary - Government, Redland City: +452 Secondary - Catholic, Redland City: +482 Secondary - Independent, Redland City: +154 TAFE, Redland City: -367 University, Redland City: +734 Other, Redland City: +121
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 Redland City in 2016 compared to Greater Brisbane shows that there was a similar proportion attending primary school, a higher proportion attending secondary school, and a lower proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 8.7% of the population were attending primary school, 7.1% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 5.0% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 8.6%, 6.4% and 7.6% respectively for Greater Brisbane.

The major differences between the share of the population attending learning institutions in Redland City and Greater Brisbane were:

  • A larger percentage of persons not attending (72.5% compared to 68.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending University (3.4% compared to 5.9%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Redland City's population increased by 8,357 people (+6.0%). This represents an average annual change of 1.18% per year over the period.

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

  • Secondary school (+1,088 persons)
  • University (+734 persons)
  • Secondary - Catholic (+482 persons)
  • Secondary - Government (+452 persons)

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