Mooloolah Valley - Diamond Valley - Balmoral Ridge - Bald Knob
Education institution attending
24% of Mooloolah Valley - Diamond Valley - Balmoral Ridge - Bald Knob's population attend an educational institution.
The share of Mooloolah Valley - Diamond Valley - Balmoral Ridge - Bald Knob'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 institute attending|
|Mooloolah Valley - Diamond Valley - Balmoral Ridge - Bald Knob||2011||2006||Change|
|Type of institute||Number||%||Sunshine Coast Council area||Number||%||Sunshine Coast Council area||2006 to 2011|
|Primary - Government||307||7.5||5.9||7003||330||9.1||6.2||-23|
|Primary - Catholic||45||1.1||1.1||7004||6||0.2||0.9||+39|
|Primary - Independent||60||1.5||1.7||7005||55||1.5||1.7||+5|
|Secondary - Government||180||4.4||4.0||7007||152||4.2||4.2||+29|
|Secondary - Catholic||33||0.8||0.8||7008||27||0.8||0.6||+6|
|Secondary - Independent||71||1.7||1.5||7009||53||1.5||1.5||+18|
Analysis of the share of the population attending educational institutions in Mooloolah Valley - Diamond Valley - Balmoral Ridge - Bald Knob in 2011 compared to Sunshine Coast Council area shows that there was a higher proportion attending primary school, a higher proportion attending secondary school, and a lower proportion engaged in tertiary level education.
Overall, 10.1% of the population were attending primary school, 7.0% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 4.0% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 8.7%, 6.2% and 4.6% respectively for Sunshine Coast Council area.
The major differences between the share of the population attending learning institutions in Mooloolah Valley - Diamond Valley - Balmoral Ridge - Bald Knob and Sunshine Coast Council area were:
- A larger percentage of persons attending a Catholic primary school (7.5% compared to 5.9%)
- A larger percentage of persons attending a Government primary school (10.1% compared to 8.7%)
- A smaller percentage of persons not attending (70.6% compared to 72.7%)
From 2006 to 2011, Mooloolah Valley - Diamond Valley - Balmoral Ridge - Bald Knob's population aged 15 years and over increased by 461 people (+12.7%). This represents an average annual change of 2.42% per year over the period.
The largest change in the number of people attending education institutions in Mooloolah Valley - Diamond Valley - Balmoral Ridge - Bald Knob, between 2006 and 2011 was in those who nominated:
- Secondary school (+53 persons)