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Non-English speakers - Education institution attending

In 2011, 26.8% of Rockhampton's non-English speaking population attended an educational institution.

The share of Rockhampton's non-English speaking population attending educational institutions reflects the age structure of the population, the year of migration and the reason for migration. Areas with an older migrant population are likely to have low rates of educational attendance, though there may be some among second and third generations within the community.

Some areas attract a lot of overseas students from non-English speaking countries, and these areas could be expected to have very high rates of educational attendance, particularly for universities.

To complete this story, Rockhampton's educational attendance information needs to be viewed in conjunction with the Age Structure and Qualification topics.

Derived from the Census question:

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

People speaking a language other than English at home

Education institution attending
Rockhampton - Non-English speakers20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%Brisbane SDNumber%Brisbane SD2006 to 2011
Attending1,15426.829.067226.929.1+482
Pre-school400.91.1210.81.3+19
Primary school3498.16.71606.47.2+189
Secondary school2686.25.81496.06.3+119
TAFE1363.23.5552.23.3+81
University3087.110.127711.19.7+31
Other531.21.7100.41.3+43
Not attending2,95168.467.71,73769.566.7+1,214
Not stated2094.83.3923.74.3+117

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: 29.0% Pre-school, Brisbane SD: 1.1% Primary school, Brisbane SD: 6.7% Secondary school, Brisbane SD: 5.8% TAFE, Brisbane SD: 3.5% University, Brisbane SD: 10.1% Other, Brisbane SD: 1.7% Not attending, Brisbane SD: 67.7% Not stated, Brisbane SD: 3.3% Attending, Rockhampton: 26.8% Pre-school, Rockhampton: 0.9% Primary school, Rockhampton: 8.1% Secondary school, Rockhampton: 6.2% TAFE, Rockhampton: 3.2% University, Rockhampton: 7.1% Other, Rockhampton: 1.2% Not attending, Rockhampton: 68.4% Not stated, Rockhampton: 4.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in atlas.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011 Attending, Rockhampton: +482 Pre-school, Rockhampton: +19 Primary school, Rockhampton: +189 Secondary school, Rockhampton: +119 TAFE, Rockhampton: +81 University, Rockhampton: +31 Other, Rockhampton: +43 Not attending, Rockhampton: +1,214 Not stated, Rockhampton: +117
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in atlas.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the share of the non-English speaking population 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, 8.1% of the non-English speaking population were attending primary school, 6.2% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 10.3% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 6.7%, 5.8% and 13.7% respectively for Brisbane SD.

The major differences between the share of the non-English speaking population attending learning institutions in Rockhampton and Brisbane SD were:

  • A larger percentage of people attending primary school (8.1% compared to 6.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people attending University (7.1% compared to 10.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Rockhampton's non-English speaking population increased by 1,813 people (+72.5%). This represents an average annual change of 11.52% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the non-English speaking population attending education institutions in Rockhampton, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Not attending (+1,214 persons)
  • Primary school (+189 persons)
  • Secondary school (+119 persons)
  • TAFE (+81 persons)

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