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Tamworth Regional Council

Education institution attending

23% of people in Tamworth Regional Council attended an educational institution in 2011.

The share of Tamworth Regional Council'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
Tamworth Regional Council - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
Pre-school
1,1442.01.99831.81.8+161
Primary school
4,8998.78.24,8709.18.9+29
Primary - Government
3,2025.75.73,2526.16.4-50
Primary - Catholic
1,0961.91.71,0672.01.8+29
Primary - Independent
6011.10.85511.00.7+50
Secondary school
4,0647.26.74,3938.26.9-329
Secondary - Government
2,6204.74.52,9135.44.8-293
Secondary - Catholic
7501.31.47451.41.4+5
Secondary - Independent
6941.20.87351.40.8-41
map this data in atlas.idTAFE1,4172.52.51,3272.52.4+90
map this data in atlas.idUniversity9621.72.97711.42.5+191
Other
2450.40.52210.40.5+24
map this data in atlas.idNot attending39,69870.570.537,61970.169.6+2,079
Not stated
3,8646.96.83,4856.57.4+379

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Education institution attending, 2011
Education institution attending, 2011 Pre-school, Regional NSW: 1.9% Primary school, Regional NSW: 8.2% Primary - Government, Regional NSW: 5.7% Primary - Catholic, Regional NSW: 1.7% Primary - Independent, Regional NSW: 0.8% Secondary school, Regional NSW: 6.7% Secondary - Government, Regional NSW: 4.5% Secondary - Catholic, Regional NSW: 1.4% Secondary - Independent, Regional NSW: 0.8% TAFE, Regional NSW: 2.5% University, Regional NSW: 2.9% Other, Regional NSW: 0.5% Pre-school, Tamworth Regional Council: 2.0% Primary school, Tamworth Regional Council: 8.7% Primary - Government, Tamworth Regional Council: 5.7% Primary - Catholic, Tamworth Regional Council: 1.9% Primary - Independent, Tamworth Regional Council: 1.1% Secondary school, Tamworth Regional Council: 7.2% Secondary - Government, Tamworth Regional Council: 4.7% Secondary - Catholic, Tamworth Regional Council: 1.3% Secondary - Independent, Tamworth Regional Council: 1.2% TAFE, Tamworth Regional Council: 2.5% University, Tamworth Regional Council: 1.7% Other, Tamworth Regional Council: 0.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence 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, Tamworth Regional Council: +161 Primary school, Tamworth Regional Council: +29 Primary - Government, Tamworth Regional Council: -50 Primary - Catholic, Tamworth Regional Council: +29 Primary - Independent, Tamworth Regional Council: +50 Secondary school, Tamworth Regional Council: -329 Secondary - Government, Tamworth Regional Council: -293 Secondary - Catholic, Tamworth Regional Council: +5 Secondary - Independent, Tamworth Regional Council: -41 TAFE, Tamworth Regional Council: +90 University, Tamworth Regional Council: +191 Other, Tamworth Regional Council: +24
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence 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 Tamworth Regional Council in 2011 compared to Regional NSW shows that there was a similar proportion attending primary school, a higher proportion attending secondary school, and a lower proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 8.7% of the population were attending primary school, 7.2% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 4.2% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 8.2%, 6.7% and 5.4% respectively for Regional NSW.

The major difference between the share of the population attending learning institutions in Tamworth Regional Council and Regional NSW was:

  • A smaller percentage of persons attending University (1.7% compared to 2.9%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Tamworth Regional Council's population increased by 2,624 people (+4.9%). This represents an average annual change of 0.96% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the number of persons attending education institutions in Tamworth Regional Council, between 2006 and 2011 were in those who nominated:

  • Secondary school (-329 persons)
  • Secondary - Government (-293 persons)
  • University (+191 persons)
  • Pre-school (+161 persons)

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