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Education institution attending

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

19% of people in South Gippsland Shire attended an educational institution in 2016.

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)20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2011 to 2016
Pre-school
4431.51.54441.61.6-1
Primary school
2,2487.88.02,1848.08.1+64
Primary - Government
1,7936.25.31,8336.75.5-40
Primary - Catholic
3261.12.02400.91.9+86
Primary - Independent
1290.40.71110.40.7+18
Secondary school
1,7546.16.31,9157.06.9-161
Secondary - Government
1,2354.33.61,4455.34.2-210
Secondary - Catholic
3881.41.73371.21.8+51
Secondary - Independent
1310.51.01330.51.0-2
map this data in atlas.idTAFE4031.41.65021.82.2-99
map this data in atlas.idUniversity4471.62.63431.32.4+104
Other
1710.60.71420.50.7+29
map this data in atlas.idNot attending20,71472.270.820,12173.971.5+593
Not stated
2,5298.88.51,5625.76.6+967

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, Regional VIC: 1.5% Primary school, Regional VIC: 8.0% Primary - Government, Regional VIC: 5.3% Primary - Catholic, Regional VIC: 2.0% Primary - Independent, Regional VIC: 0.7% Secondary school, Regional VIC: 6.3% Secondary - Government, Regional VIC: 3.6% Secondary - Catholic, Regional VIC: 1.7% Secondary - Independent, Regional VIC: 1.0% TAFE, Regional VIC: 1.6% University, Regional VIC: 2.6% Other, Regional VIC: 0.7% Pre-school, South Gippsland Shire: 1.5% Primary school, South Gippsland Shire: 7.8% Primary - Government, South Gippsland Shire: 6.2% Primary - Catholic, South Gippsland Shire: 1.1% Primary - Independent, South Gippsland Shire: 0.4% Secondary school, South Gippsland Shire: 6.1% Secondary - Government, South Gippsland Shire: 4.3% Secondary - Catholic, South Gippsland Shire: 1.4% Secondary - Independent, South Gippsland Shire: 0.5% TAFE, South Gippsland Shire: 1.4% University, South Gippsland Shire: 1.6% Other, South Gippsland Shire: 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, South Gippsland Shire: -1 Primary school, South Gippsland Shire: +64 Primary - Government, South Gippsland Shire: -40 Primary - Catholic, South Gippsland Shire: +86 Primary - Independent, South Gippsland Shire: +18 Secondary school, South Gippsland Shire: -161 Secondary - Government, South Gippsland Shire: -210 Secondary - Catholic, South Gippsland Shire: +51 Secondary - Independent, South Gippsland Shire: -2 TAFE, South Gippsland Shire: -99 University, South Gippsland Shire: +104 Other, South Gippsland Shire: +29
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 South Gippsland Shire in 2016 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, 7.8% of the population were attending primary school, 6.1% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 3.0% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 8.0%, 6.3% and 4.2% 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 (72.2% compared to 70.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending University (1.6% compared to 2.6%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, South Gippsland Shire's population increased by 1,496 people (+5.5%). This represents an average annual change of 1.08% per year over the period.

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

  • Secondary - Government (-210 persons)
  • Secondary school (-161 persons)
  • University (+104 persons)
  • TAFE (-99 persons)

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