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Sippy Downs Activity Centre

Education institution attending

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33% of people in Sippy Downs Activity Centre attended an educational institution in 2016.

The share of Sippy Downs Activity Centre'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
Sippy Downs Activity Centre - Total persons (Enumerated)20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%Sunshine Coast %Number%Sunshine Coast %2011 to 2016
Pre-school
1281.11.11541.61.2-26
Primary school
1,1699.78.39669.98.6+203
Primary - Government
8717.25.86887.15.9+184
Primary - Catholic
1741.40.91551.61.1+19
Primary - Independent
1231.01.51231.31.60
Secondary school
8547.16.37748.06.2+80
Secondary - Government
6515.43.95866.04.0+66
Secondary - Catholic
1070.90.9830.90.7+23
Secondary - Independent
950.81.51041.11.6-9
map this data in atlas.idTAFE2392.01.51952.01.6+44
map this data in atlas.idUniversity1,52612.63.81,03610.73.1+491
Other
960.80.7580.60.7+38
map this data in atlas.idNot attending7,38761.172.06,19463.772.9+1,193
Not stated
6895.76.43453.65.6+344

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, Sippy Downs Activity Centre: 1.1% Primary school, Sippy Downs Activity Centre: 9.7% Primary - Government, Sippy Downs Activity Centre: 7.2% Primary - Catholic, Sippy Downs Activity Centre: 1.4% Primary - Independent, Sippy Downs Activity Centre: 1.0% Secondary school, Sippy Downs Activity Centre: 7.1% Secondary - Government, Sippy Downs Activity Centre: 5.4% Secondary - Catholic, Sippy Downs Activity Centre: 0.9% Secondary - Independent, Sippy Downs Activity Centre: 0.8% TAFE, Sippy Downs Activity Centre: 2.0% University, Sippy Downs Activity Centre: 12.6% Other, Sippy Downs Activity Centre: 0.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated 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, Sippy Downs Activity Centre: -26 Primary school, Sippy Downs Activity Centre: +203 Primary - Government, Sippy Downs Activity Centre: +184 Primary - Catholic, Sippy Downs Activity Centre: +19 Primary - Independent, Sippy Downs Activity Centre: 0 Secondary school, Sippy Downs Activity Centre: +80 Secondary - Government, Sippy Downs Activity Centre: +66 Secondary - Catholic, Sippy Downs Activity Centre: +23 Secondary - Independent, Sippy Downs Activity Centre: -9 TAFE, Sippy Downs Activity Centre: +44 University, Sippy Downs Activity Centre: +491 Other, Sippy Downs Activity Centre: +38
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Enumerated 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 Sippy Downs Activity Centre in 2016 compared to Sunshine Coast shows that there was a higher proportion attending primary school, a higher proportion attending secondary school, and a higher proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 9.7% of the population were attending primary school, 7.1% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 14.6% 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 Sippy Downs Activity Centre and Sunshine Coast were:

  • A larger percentage of persons attending University (12.6% compared to 3.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Catholic secondary school (5.4% compared to 3.9%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Catholic primary school (7.2% compared to 5.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons not attending (61.1% compared to 72.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Sippy Downs Activity Centre's population increased by 2,365 people (+24.3%). This represents an average annual change of 4.45% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the number of persons attending education institutions in Sippy Downs Activity Centre, between 2011 and 2016 were in those who nominated:

  • University (+491 persons)
  • Primary school (+203 persons)
  • Primary - Government (+184 persons)
  • Secondary school (+80 persons)

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