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Education institution attending

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22% of people in Tamworth Regional Council attended an educational institution in 2016.

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)20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2011 to 2016
Pre-school
1,2012.01.81,1442.01.9+57
Primary school
5,3018.98.24,8998.78.2+402
Primary - Government
3,4985.95.73,2025.75.7+296
Primary - Catholic
1,2182.01.71,0961.91.7+122
Primary - Independent
5851.00.76011.10.8-16
Secondary school
3,9806.76.24,0647.26.7-84
Secondary - Government
2,3864.03.92,6204.74.5-234
Secondary - Catholic
7941.31.47501.31.4+44
Secondary - Independent
8001.30.86941.20.8+106
map this data in atlas.idTAFE1,1752.01.91,4172.52.5-242
map this data in atlas.idUniversity1,0641.83.19621.72.9+102
Other
2690.50.52450.40.5+24
map this data in atlas.idNot attending41,46569.570.139,69870.570.5+1,767
Not stated
5,2148.78.23,8646.96.8+1,350

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, Regional NSW: 1.8% Primary school, Regional NSW: 8.2% Primary - Government, Regional NSW: 5.7% Primary - Catholic, Regional NSW: 1.7% Primary - Independent, Regional NSW: 0.7% Secondary school, Regional NSW: 6.2% Secondary - Government, Regional NSW: 3.9% Secondary - Catholic, Regional NSW: 1.4% Secondary - Independent, Regional NSW: 0.8% TAFE, Regional NSW: 1.9% University, Regional NSW: 3.1% Other, Regional NSW: 0.5% Pre-school, Tamworth Regional Council: 2.0% Primary school, Tamworth Regional Council: 8.9% Primary - Government, Tamworth Regional Council: 5.9% Primary - Catholic, Tamworth Regional Council: 2.0% Primary - Independent, Tamworth Regional Council: 1.0% Secondary school, Tamworth Regional Council: 6.7% Secondary - Government, Tamworth Regional Council: 4.0% Secondary - Catholic, Tamworth Regional Council: 1.3% Secondary - Independent, Tamworth Regional Council: 1.3% TAFE, Tamworth Regional Council: 2.0% University, Tamworth Regional Council: 1.8% Other, Tamworth Regional Council: 0.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence 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, Tamworth Regional Council: +57 Primary school, Tamworth Regional Council: +402 Primary - Government, Tamworth Regional Council: +296 Primary - Catholic, Tamworth Regional Council: +122 Primary - Independent, Tamworth Regional Council: -16 Secondary school, Tamworth Regional Council: -84 Secondary - Government, Tamworth Regional Council: -234 Secondary - Catholic, Tamworth Regional Council: +44 Secondary - Independent, Tamworth Regional Council: +106 TAFE, Tamworth Regional Council: -242 University, Tamworth Regional Council: +102 Other, Tamworth Regional Council: +24
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 2016 compared to Regional NSW 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, 8.9% of the population were attending primary school, 6.7% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 3.8% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 8.2%, 6.2% and 5.0% 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 (1.8% compared to 3.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Tamworth Regional Council's population increased by 3,376 people (+6.0%). This represents an average annual change of 1.17% per year over the period.

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

  • Primary school (+402 persons)
  • Primary - Government (+296 persons)
  • TAFE (-242 persons)
  • Secondary - Government (-234 persons)

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