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Overseas born - Education institution attending

In 2011, 16.7% of the overseas born population in Rockhampton attended an educational institution.

The share of Rockhampton's overseas-born 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, 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 born overseas

Education institution attending
Rockhampton - Overseas born20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%Brisbane SDNumber%Brisbane SD2006 to 2011
Attending1,68316.720.01,11714.818.5+566
Pre-school420.40.5420.60.50
Primary school4804.84.42443.23.9+236
Secondary school3753.74.21992.64.1+176
TAFE2292.32.71471.92.5+82
University4764.77.04425.86.5+34
Other810.81.2430.61.0+38
Not attending8,04179.677.26,18181.777.9+1,860
Not stated3723.72.82663.53.6+106

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: 20.0% Pre-school, Brisbane SD: 0.5% Primary school, Brisbane SD: 4.4% Secondary school, Brisbane SD: 4.2% TAFE, Brisbane SD: 2.7% University, Brisbane SD: 7.0% Other, Brisbane SD: 1.2% Not attending, Brisbane SD: 77.2% Not stated, Brisbane SD: 2.8% Attending, Rockhampton: 16.7% Pre-school, Rockhampton: 0.4% Primary school, Rockhampton: 4.8% Secondary school, Rockhampton: 3.7% TAFE, Rockhampton: 2.3% University, Rockhampton: 4.7% Other, Rockhampton: 0.8% Not attending, Rockhampton: 79.6% Not stated, Rockhampton: 3.7%
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: +566 Pre-school, Rockhampton: 0 Primary school, Rockhampton: +236 Secondary school, Rockhampton: +176 TAFE, Rockhampton: +82 University, Rockhampton: +34 Other, Rockhampton: +38 Not attending, Rockhampton: +1,860 Not stated, Rockhampton: +106
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 overseas born population attending educational institutions in Rockhampton in 2011 compared to Brisbane SD shows that there was a similar proportion attending primary school, a lower proportion attending secondary school, and a lower proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 4.8% of the overseas born population were attending primary school, 3.7% were attending secondary institutions, and 7.0% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 4.4%, 4.2% and 9.7% respectively for Brisbane SD.

The major differences between the share of the overseas born population attending learning institutions in Rockhampton and Brisbane SD were:

  • A larger percentage of people not attending any educational institutions (79.6% compared to 77.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people Attending (16.7% compared to 20.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people attending University (4.7% compared to 7.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Rockhampton's population increased by 2,532 people (+33.5%). This represents an average annual change of 5.94% per year over the period.

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

  • Not attending (+1,860 persons)
  • Attending (+566 persons)
  • Primary school (+236 persons)
  • Secondary school (+176 persons)

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