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South Gippsland Shire

Education institution attending

20% of people in South Gippsland Shire attended an educational institution in 2011.

The share of South Gippsland Shire'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
South Gippsland Shire - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2006 to 2011
Pre-school
4441.61.63701.41.5+74
Primary school
2,1848.08.12,3028.98.9-118
Primary - Government
1,8336.75.51,9527.66.5-119
Primary - Catholic
2400.91.92440.91.8-4
Primary - Independent
1110.40.71060.40.6+5
Secondary school
1,9157.06.91,9717.77.4-56
Secondary - Government
1,4455.34.21,5776.14.8-132
Secondary - Catholic
3371.21.82340.91.6+103
Secondary - Independent
1330.51.01600.60.9-27
map this data in atlas.idTAFE5021.82.24561.81.9+46
map this data in atlas.idUniversity3431.32.42781.12.0+65
Other
1420.50.71370.50.6+5
map this data in atlas.idNot attending20,12173.971.518,36671.470.3+1,755
Not stated
1,5625.76.61,8587.27.3-296

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 Pre-school, Regional VIC: 1.6% Primary school, Regional VIC: 8.1% Primary - Government, Regional VIC: 5.5% Primary - Catholic, Regional VIC: 1.9% Primary - Independent, Regional VIC: 0.7% Secondary school, Regional VIC: 6.9% Secondary - Government, Regional VIC: 4.2% Secondary - Catholic, Regional VIC: 1.8% Secondary - Independent, Regional VIC: 1.0% TAFE, Regional VIC: 2.2% University, Regional VIC: 2.4% Other, Regional VIC: 0.7% Pre-school, South Gippsland Shire: 1.6% Primary school, South Gippsland Shire: 8.0% Primary - Government, South Gippsland Shire: 6.7% Primary - Catholic, South Gippsland Shire: 0.9% Primary - Independent, South Gippsland Shire: 0.4% Secondary school, South Gippsland Shire: 7.0% Secondary - Government, South Gippsland Shire: 5.3% Secondary - Catholic, South Gippsland Shire: 1.2% Secondary - Independent, South Gippsland Shire: 0.5% TAFE, South Gippsland Shire: 1.8% University, South Gippsland Shire: 1.3% Other, South Gippsland Shire: 0.5%
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 Pre-school, South Gippsland Shire: +74 Primary school, South Gippsland Shire: -118 Primary - Government, South Gippsland Shire: -119 Primary - Catholic, South Gippsland Shire: -4 Primary - Independent, South Gippsland Shire: +5 Secondary school, South Gippsland Shire: -56 Secondary - Government, South Gippsland Shire: -132 Secondary - Catholic, South Gippsland Shire: +103 Secondary - Independent, South Gippsland Shire: -27 TAFE, South Gippsland Shire: +46 University, South Gippsland Shire: +65 Other, South Gippsland Shire: +5
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 attending educational institutions in South Gippsland Shire in 2011 compared to Regional VIC shows that there was a similar proportion attending primary school, a similar proportion attending secondary school, and a lower proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 8.0% of the population were attending primary school, 7.0% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 3.1% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 8.1%, 6.9% and 4.6% respectively for Regional VIC.

The major differences between the share of the population attending learning institutions in South Gippsland Shire and Regional VIC were:

  • A larger percentage of persons not attending (73.9% compared to 71.5%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Catholic primary school (6.7% compared to 5.5%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Catholic secondary school (5.3% compared to 4.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending University (1.3% compared to 2.4%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, South Gippsland Shire's population increased by 1,475 people (+5.7%). This represents an average annual change of 1.12% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the number of persons attending education institutions in South Gippsland Shire, between 2006 and 2011 were in those who nominated:

  • Secondary - Government (-132 persons)
  • Primary - Government (-119 persons)
  • Primary school (-118 persons)
  • Secondary - Catholic (+103 persons)

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