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Need for assistance - Education institution attending

In 2011, 13.2% of people who needed assistance in Rockhampton attended an educational institution.

This dataset shows the educational attendance of the population needing assistance with daily tasks (due to age or disability) in Rockhampton. Educational attendance is highly correlated with age, with children having the highest level of educational attendance generally. For the population with a disability, this dataset can reveal demand for assistance in the school system, and the level to which people with a need for assistance are able to access tertiary education.

To continue building the demographic story of those needing assistance in Rockhampton, please view this topic in conjunction with Age Structure and Qualification.

Derived from the Census question:

'What type of educational institution is the person attending?'

People with a need for assistance

Education institution attending
Rockhampton - Need for assistance20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%Brisbane SDNumber%Brisbane SD2006 to 2011
Attending67813.212.753212.612.0+146
Pre-school290.60.6280.70.8+1
Primary school3546.96.22686.35.6+86
Secondary school1883.73.31082.62.8+80
TAFE370.71.0350.81.2+2
University250.50.7310.70.6-6
Other450.90.9621.51.0-17
Not attending4,18281.682.93,47382.082.0+709
Not stated2675.24.32285.46.0+39

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 Attending, Brisbane SD: 12.7% Pre-school, Brisbane SD: 0.6% Primary school, Brisbane SD: 6.2% Secondary school, Brisbane SD: 3.3% TAFE, Brisbane SD: 1.0% University, Brisbane SD: 0.7% Other, Brisbane SD: 0.9% Not attending, Brisbane SD: 82.9% Not stated, Brisbane SD: 4.3% Attending, Rockhampton: 13.2% Pre-school, Rockhampton: 0.6% Primary school, Rockhampton: 6.9% Secondary school, Rockhampton: 3.7% TAFE, Rockhampton: 0.7% University, Rockhampton: 0.5% Other, Rockhampton: 0.9% Not attending, Rockhampton: 81.6% Not stated, Rockhampton: 5.2%
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 Attending, Rockhampton: +146 Pre-school, Rockhampton: +1 Primary school, Rockhampton: +86 Secondary school, Rockhampton: +80 TAFE, Rockhampton: +2 University, Rockhampton: -6 Other, Rockhampton: -17 Not attending, Rockhampton: +709 Not stated, Rockhampton: +39
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 needing assistance attending educational institutions in Rockhampton in 2011 compared to Brisbane SD shows that there was a higher proportion attending primary school, a similar proportion attending secondary school, and a lower proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 6.9% of the population were attending primary school, 3.7% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 1.2% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 6.2%, 3.3% and 1.8% respectively for Brisbane SD.

The major difference between the share of the population needing assistance attending learning institutions in Rockhampton and Brisbane SD was:

  • A smaller percentage of people not attending any educational institutions (81.6% compared to 82.9%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Rockhampton's population needing assistance increased by 894 people (+21.1%). This represents an average annual change of 3.91% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the number of people needing assistance attending education institutions in Rockhampton, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Not attending (+709 persons)
  • Primary school (+86 persons)
  • Secondary school (+80 persons)

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