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Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale

Education institution attending

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23% of people in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale attended an educational institution in 2016.

The share of the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale'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
Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2011 to 2016
Pre-school
4071.51.23301.91.4+77
Primary school
2,70210.18.41,82410.38.2+878
Primary - Government
1,9257.25.71,2196.95.5+706
Primary - Catholic
2510.91.51160.71.5+135
Primary - Independent
5262.01.24892.81.2+37
Secondary school
1,7986.76.51,1506.55.7+648
Secondary - Government
1,0634.03.43732.12.8+690
Secondary - Catholic
1490.61.51460.81.5+3
Secondary - Independent
5862.21.66313.61.5-45
map this data in atlas.idTAFE4761.82.03892.22.2+87
map this data in atlas.idUniversity6722.55.14042.34.9+268
Other
1570.60.8910.50.7+66
map this data in atlas.idNot attending18,54369.168.912,33069.569.5+6,213
Not stated
2,0857.87.11,2286.97.4+857

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 Perth: 1.2% Primary school, Greater Perth: 8.4% Primary - Government, Greater Perth: 5.7% Primary - Catholic, Greater Perth: 1.5% Primary - Independent, Greater Perth: 1.2% Secondary school, Greater Perth: 6.5% Secondary - Government, Greater Perth: 3.4% Secondary - Catholic, Greater Perth: 1.5% Secondary - Independent, Greater Perth: 1.6% TAFE, Greater Perth: 2.0% University, Greater Perth: 5.1% Other, Greater Perth: 0.8% Pre-school, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 1.5% Primary school, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 10.1% Primary - Government, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 7.2% Primary - Catholic, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0.9% Primary - Independent, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 2.0% Secondary school, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 6.7% Secondary - Government, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 4.0% Secondary - Catholic, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0.6% Secondary - Independent, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 2.2% TAFE, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 1.8% University, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 2.5% Other, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in education institution attending, 2011 to 2016
Change in education institution attending, 2011 to 2016 Pre-school, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +77 Primary school, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +878 Primary - Government, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +706 Primary - Catholic, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +135 Primary - Independent, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +37 Secondary school, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +648 Secondary - Government, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +690 Secondary - Catholic, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +3 Secondary - Independent, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: -45 TAFE, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +87 University, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +268 Other, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +66
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the share of the population attending educational institutions in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale in 2016 compared to Greater Perth 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, 10.1% of the population were attending primary school, 6.7% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 4.3% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 8.4%, 6.5% and 7.1% respectively for Greater Perth.

The major differences between the share of the population attending learning institutions in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale and Greater Perth were:

  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Government primary school (10.1% compared to 8.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Catholic primary school (7.2% compared to 5.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending University (2.5% compared to 5.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale's population increased by 9,094 people (+51.2%). This represents an average annual change of 8.63% per year over the period.

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

  • Primary school (+878 persons)
  • Primary - Government (+706 persons)
  • Secondary - Government (+690 persons)
  • Secondary school (+648 persons)

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