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Peregian Springs

Education institution attending


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28% of people in Peregian Springs attended an educational institution in 2016.

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)20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%Sunshine Coast %Number%Sunshine Coast %2011 to 2016
Primary school
Primary - Government
Primary - Catholic
Primary - Independent
Secondary school
Secondary - Government
Secondary - Catholic
Secondary - Independent
map this data in atlas.idTAFE951.31.5441.11.6+51
map this data in atlas.idUniversity2062.93.81072.83.1+99
map this data in atlas.idNot attending4,58964.572.02,61667.672.9+1,973
Not stated

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, Sunshine Coast: 1.1% Primary school, Sunshine Coast: 8.3% Primary - Government, Sunshine Coast: 5.8% Primary - Catholic, Sunshine Coast: 0.9% Primary - Independent, Sunshine Coast: 1.5% Secondary school, Sunshine Coast: 6.3% Secondary - Government, Sunshine Coast: 3.9% Secondary - Catholic, Sunshine Coast: 0.9% Secondary - Independent, Sunshine Coast: 1.5% TAFE, Sunshine Coast: 1.5% University, Sunshine Coast: 3.8% Other, Sunshine Coast: 0.7% Pre-school, Peregian Springs: 1.9% Primary school, Peregian Springs: 13.8% Primary - Government, Peregian Springs: 9.9% Primary - Catholic, Peregian Springs: 0.9% Primary - Independent, Peregian Springs: 3.0% Secondary school, Peregian Springs: 7.9% Secondary - Government, Peregian Springs: 4.1% Secondary - Catholic, Peregian Springs: 1.0% Secondary - Independent, Peregian Springs: 2.8% TAFE, Peregian Springs: 1.3% University, Peregian Springs: 2.9% Other, Peregian Springs: 0.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.
Change in education institution attending, 2011 to 2016
Change in education institution attending, 2011 to 2016 Pre-school, Peregian Springs: +60 Primary school, Peregian Springs: +413 Primary - Government, Peregian Springs: +347 Primary - Catholic, Peregian Springs: +27 Primary - Independent, Peregian Springs: +39 Secondary school, Peregian Springs: +308 Secondary - Government, Peregian Springs: +203 Secondary - Catholic, Peregian Springs: +36 Secondary - Independent, Peregian Springs: +69 TAFE, Peregian Springs: +51 University, Peregian Springs: +99 Other, Peregian Springs: +31
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 2016 compared to Sunshine Coast 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, 13.8% of the population were attending primary school, 7.9% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 4.2% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 8.3%, 6.3% and 5.2% 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 (13.8% compared to 8.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Catholic primary school (9.9% compared to 5.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Government secondary school (7.9% compared to 6.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons not attending (64.5% compared to 72.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Peregian Springs's population increased by 3,249 people (+84.0%). This represents an average annual change of 12.97% per year over the period.

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

  • Primary school (+413 persons)
  • Primary - Government (+347 persons)
  • Secondary school (+308 persons)
  • Secondary - Government (+203 persons)

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