Education institution attending
21% of people in Rockhampton attended an educational institution in 2011.
The share of Rockhampton's population attending educational institutions reflects the age structure of the population, which influences 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?'
|Education institution attending|
|Rockhampton - Total persons (Enumerated)||2011||2006||Change|
|Type of institution||Number||%||Regional QLD %||Number||%||Regional QLD %||2006 to 2011|
|Primary - Government||4,080||5.3||5.9||7003||4,564||6.3||6.3||-484|
|Primary - Catholic||1,684||2.2||1.6||7004||1,435||2.0||1.5||+249|
|Primary - Independent||828||1.1||1.1||7005||708||1.0||1.0||+120|
|Secondary - Government||2,448||3.2||3.7||7007||2,324||3.2||3.8||+124|
|Secondary - Catholic||1,560||2.0||1.1||7008||1,535||2.1||1.0||+25|
|Secondary - Independent||895||1.2||1.1||7009||1,074||1.5||1.0||-179|
Analysis of the share of the population attending educational institutions in Rockhampton in 2011 compared to Regional QLD shows that there was a similar proportion attending primary school, a higher proportion attending secondary school, and a similar proportion engaged in tertiary level education.
Overall, 8.6% of the population were attending primary school, 6.4% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 4.5% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 8.6%, 5.8% and 4.5% respectively for Regional QLD.
The major difference between the share of the population attending learning institutions in Rockhampton and Regional QLD was:
- A smaller percentage of persons not attending (70.1% compared to 71.3%)
From 2006 to 2011, Rockhampton's population increased by 4,470 people (+6.2%). This represents an average annual change of 1.2% per year over the period.
The largest changes in the number of persons attending education institutions in Rockhampton, between 2006 and 2011 were in those who nominated:
- Primary - Government (-484 persons)
- University (-410 persons)
- Pre-school (-257 persons)
- Primary - Catholic (+249 persons)