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Eastern Region Alliance area

Education institution attending

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

25% of people in Eastern Region Alliance area attended an educational institution in 2016.

The share of Eastern Region Alliance area'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
Eastern Region Alliance area - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%City of Tea Tree Gully %Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %2011 to 2016
Pre-school
3,6181.21.13,4891.21.3+129
Primary school
24,7898.58.923,5708.38.9+1,219
Primary - Government
15,5645.35.813,5774.85.6+1,987
Primary - Catholic
4,9391.71.55,5111.91.7-572
Primary - Independent
4,2861.51.54,4821.61.6-196
Secondary school
17,3805.95.916,4895.86.0+891
Secondary - Government
7,6972.63.37,2472.53.3+450
Secondary - Catholic
4,1461.41.24,1741.51.3-28
Secondary - Independent
5,5371.91.45,0681.81.5+469
map this data in atlas.idTAFE5,0621.71.95,7732.02.3-711
map this data in atlas.idUniversity19,7096.74.318,3456.43.8+1,364
Other
1,9370.70.72,0260.70.7-89
map this data in atlas.idNot attending207,13970.773.0200,44070.572.3+6,699
Not stated
13,3224.54.114,3675.04.6-1,045

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, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.1% Primary school, City of Tea Tree Gully: 8.9% Primary - Government, City of Tea Tree Gully: 5.8% Primary - Catholic, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.5% Primary - Independent, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.5% Secondary school, City of Tea Tree Gully: 5.9% Secondary - Government, City of Tea Tree Gully: 3.3% Secondary - Catholic, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.2% Secondary - Independent, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.4% TAFE, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.9% University, City of Tea Tree Gully: 4.3% Other, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.7% Pre-school, Eastern Region Alliance area: 1.2% Primary school, Eastern Region Alliance area: 8.5% Primary - Government, Eastern Region Alliance area: 5.3% Primary - Catholic, Eastern Region Alliance area: 1.7% Primary - Independent, Eastern Region Alliance area: 1.5% Secondary school, Eastern Region Alliance area: 5.9% Secondary - Government, Eastern Region Alliance area: 2.6% Secondary - Catholic, Eastern Region Alliance area: 1.4% Secondary - Independent, Eastern Region Alliance area: 1.9% TAFE, Eastern Region Alliance area: 1.7% University, Eastern Region Alliance area: 6.7% Other, Eastern Region Alliance area: 0.7%
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, Eastern Region Alliance area: +129 Primary school, Eastern Region Alliance area: +1,219 Primary - Government, Eastern Region Alliance area: +1,987 Primary - Catholic, Eastern Region Alliance area: -572 Primary - Independent, Eastern Region Alliance area: -196 Secondary school, Eastern Region Alliance area: +891 Secondary - Government, Eastern Region Alliance area: +450 Secondary - Catholic, Eastern Region Alliance area: -28 Secondary - Independent, Eastern Region Alliance area: +469 TAFE, Eastern Region Alliance area: -711 University, Eastern Region Alliance area: +1,364 Other, Eastern Region Alliance area: -89
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 Eastern Region Alliance area in 2016 compared to the City of Tea Tree Gully shows that there was a similar proportion attending primary school, a similar proportion attending secondary school, and a higher proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 8.5% of the population were attending primary school, 5.9% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 8.5% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 8.9%, 5.9% and 6.2% respectively for the City of Tea Tree Gully.

The major differences between the share of the population attending learning institutions in Eastern Region Alliance area and the City of Tea Tree Gully were:

  • A larger percentage of persons attending University (6.7% compared to 4.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons not attending (70.7% compared to 73.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Eastern Region Alliance area's population increased by 8,457 people (+3.0%). This represents an average annual change of 0.59% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the number of persons attending education institutions in Eastern Region Alliance area, between 2011 and 2016 were in those who nominated:

  • Primary - Government (+1,987 persons)
  • University (+1,364 persons)
  • Primary school (+1,219 persons)
  • Secondary school (+891 persons)

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