Sippy Downs Activity Centre

Education institution attending

33% of people in Sippy Downs Activity Centre attended an educational institution in 2011.

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)20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%Sunshine Coast %Number%Sunshine Coast %2006 to 2011
Pre-school
1461.51.2961.31.4+50
Primary school
9439.98.66268.88.6+317
Primary - Government
6727.15.94846.86.1+188
Primary - Catholic
1521.61.1650.90.8+88
Primary - Independent
1181.21.6781.11.6+41
Secondary school
7567.96.24356.16.1+320
Secondary - Government
5716.04.02954.24.0+275
Secondary - Catholic
820.90.7711.00.6+11
Secondary - Independent
1031.11.6691.01.4+34
TAFE
1902.01.61291.81.7+61
University
1,02010.73.16809.62.3+340
Other
560.60.7380.50.6+18
Not attending
6,06963.772.94,31960.872.3+1,750
Not stated
3423.65.678211.07.2-441

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented in profile.id 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, Sippy Downs Activity Centre: 1.5% Primary school, Sippy Downs Activity Centre: 9.9% Primary - Government, Sippy Downs Activity Centre: 7.1% Primary - Catholic, Sippy Downs Activity Centre: 1.6% Primary - Independent, Sippy Downs Activity Centre: 1.2% Secondary school, Sippy Downs Activity Centre: 7.9% Secondary - Government, Sippy Downs Activity Centre: 6.0% Secondary - Catholic, Sippy Downs Activity Centre: 0.9% Secondary - Independent, Sippy Downs Activity Centre: 1.1% TAFE, Sippy Downs Activity Centre: 2.0% University, Sippy Downs Activity Centre: 10.7% Other, Sippy Downs Activity Centre: 0.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011 Pre-school, Sippy Downs Activity Centre: +50 Primary school, Sippy Downs Activity Centre: +317 Primary - Government, Sippy Downs Activity Centre: +188 Primary - Catholic, Sippy Downs Activity Centre: +88 Primary - Independent, Sippy Downs Activity Centre: +41 Secondary school, Sippy Downs Activity Centre: +320 Secondary - Government, Sippy Downs Activity Centre: +275 Secondary - Catholic, Sippy Downs Activity Centre: +11 Secondary - Independent, Sippy Downs Activity Centre: +34 TAFE, Sippy Downs Activity Centre: +61 University, Sippy Downs Activity Centre: +340 Other, Sippy Downs Activity Centre: +18
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (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 2011 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, 9.9% of the population were attending primary school, 7.9% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 12.7% 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 Sippy Downs Activity Centre and Sunshine Coast were:

  • A larger percentage of persons attending University (10.7% compared to 3.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Catholic secondary school (6.0% compared to 4.0%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Government secondary school (7.9% compared to 6.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons not attending (63.7% compared to 72.9%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Sippy Downs Activity Centre's population increased by 2,415 people (+34.0%). This represents an average annual change of 6.03% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the number of persons attending education institutions in Sippy Downs Activity Centre, between 2006 and 2011 were in those who nominated:

  • University (+340 persons)
  • Secondary school (+320 persons)
  • Primary school (+317 persons)
  • Secondary - Government (+275 persons)

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