Education institution attending
28% of people in Peregian Springs attend an educational institution.
The share of Peregian Springs's population attending educational institutions reflects the age structure of the population, which influences 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?'
|Education institution attending|
|Peregian Springs - Total persons (Enumerated)||2011||2006||Change|
|Type of institution||Number||%||Sunshine Coast Council area||Number||%||Sunshine Coast Council area||2006 to 2011|
|Primary - Government||358||9.3||5.9||7003||89||5.3||6.1||+269|
|Primary - Catholic||37||1.0||1.1||7004||28||1.7||0.8||+9|
|Primary - Independent||172||4.4||1.6||7005||96||5.8||1.6||+76|
|Secondary - Government||88||2.3||4.0||7007||51||3.1||4.0||+37|
|Secondary - Catholic||36||0.9||0.7||7008||15||0.9||0.6||+21|
|Secondary - Independent||130||3.4||1.6||7009||32||1.9||1.4||+98|
Analysis of the share of the population attending educational institutions in Peregian Springs in 2011 compared to Sunshine Coast Council area 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 Council area.
The major differences between the share of the population attending learning institutions in Peregian Springs and Sunshine Coast Council area 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%)
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)