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Peregian Springs

Education institution attending

28% of people in Peregian Springs attended an educational institution in 2011.

The share of Peregian Springs'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
Peregian Springs - Total persons (Enumerated)20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%Sunshine Coast %Number%Sunshine Coast %2006 to 2011
Primary school
Primary - Government
Primary - Catholic
Primary - Independent
Secondary school
Secondary - Government
Secondary - Catholic
Secondary - Independent
map this data in atlas.idTAFE441.11.6261.61.7+18
map this data in atlas.idUniversity1072.83.1271.62.3+80
map this data in atlas.idNot attending2,61667.672.91,13368.072.3+1,483
Not stated

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, Sunshine Coast: 1.2% Primary school, Sunshine Coast: 8.6% Primary - Government, Sunshine Coast: 5.9% Primary - Catholic, Sunshine Coast: 1.1% Primary - Independent, Sunshine Coast: 1.6% Secondary school, Sunshine Coast: 6.2% Secondary - Government, Sunshine Coast: 4.0% Secondary - Catholic, Sunshine Coast: 0.7% Secondary - Independent, Sunshine Coast: 1.6% TAFE, Sunshine Coast: 1.6% University, Sunshine Coast: 3.1% Other, Sunshine Coast: 0.7% Pre-school, Peregian Springs: 2.0% Primary school, Peregian Springs: 14.7% Primary - Government, Peregian Springs: 9.3% Primary - Catholic, Peregian Springs: 1.0% Primary - Independent, Peregian Springs: 4.4% Secondary school, Peregian Springs: 6.6% Secondary - Government, Peregian Springs: 2.3% Secondary - Catholic, Peregian Springs: 0.9% Secondary - Independent, Peregian Springs: 3.4% TAFE, Peregian Springs: 1.1% University, Peregian Springs: 2.8% Other, Peregian Springs: 0.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011 Pre-school, Peregian Springs: +30 Primary school, Peregian Springs: +354 Primary - Government, Peregian Springs: +269 Primary - Catholic, Peregian Springs: +9 Primary - Independent, Peregian Springs: +76 Secondary school, Peregian Springs: +156 Secondary - Government, Peregian Springs: +37 Secondary - Catholic, Peregian Springs: +21 Secondary - Independent, Peregian Springs: +98 TAFE, Peregian Springs: +18 University, Peregian Springs: +80 Other, Peregian Springs: +14
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the share of the population attending educational institutions in Peregian Springs in 2011 compared to Sunshine Coast 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, 14.7% of the population were attending primary school, 6.6% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 3.9% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 8.6%, 6.2% and 4.7% respectively for Sunshine Coast.

The major differences between the share of the population attending learning institutions in Peregian Springs and Sunshine Coast were:

  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Government primary school (14.7% compared to 8.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Catholic primary school (9.3% compared to 5.9%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a primary school (any type) (4.4% compared to 1.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons not attending (67.6% compared to 72.9%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Peregian Springs's population increased by 2,200 people (+132.0%). This represents an average annual change of 18.33% per year over the period.

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

  • Primary school (+354 persons)
  • Primary - Government (+269 persons)
  • Secondary school (+156 persons)
  • Secondary - Independent (+98 persons)

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