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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander profile - Education institution attending

33% of the City of Tea Tree Gully's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population attend an educational institution.

The share of City of Tea Tree Gully’s indigenous population attending educational institutions reflects the age structure of the population, which influences the number of children attending school. Other influences include the proportion of children finishing school, leading to tertiary education, as well as the availability of tertiary education nearby.

Indigenous populations are usually younger than the total population. For this reason, indigenous populations often have large proportions attending primary or secondary schools. For remote areas, the availability of tertiary education and in some cases secondary education may also be a factor.

This data is often combined with Age Structure to look at the proportions of each age group attending the type of education relevant for that age group. Also look at Highest Level of Schooling completed and Highest Education Attainment.

Derived from the Census question:

'What type of educational institution is the person attending?'

Total population

Education institution attending
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples - City of Tea Tree Gully20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%South Australia - ATSI %Number%South Australia - ATSI %2006 to 2011
Pre-school232.92.7172.52.4+6
Primary school11314.115.013519.816.2-22
Secondary school627.78.4659.57.8-3
TAFE232.92.4213.12.7+2
University334.12.0213.11.5+12
Other141.70.940.60.7+10
Not attending45356.357.737855.358.3+75
Not stated8310.311.0426.110.6+41

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, South Australia - ATSI: 2.7% Primary school, South Australia - ATSI: 15.0% Secondary school, South Australia - ATSI: 8.4% TAFE, South Australia - ATSI: 2.4% University, South Australia - ATSI: 2.0% Other, South Australia - ATSI: 0.9% Pre-school, City of Tea Tree Gully - ATSI: 2.9% Primary school, City of Tea Tree Gully - ATSI: 14.1% Secondary school, City of Tea Tree Gully - ATSI: 7.7% TAFE, City of Tea Tree Gully - ATSI: 2.9% University, City of Tea Tree Gully - ATSI: 4.1% Other, City of Tea Tree Gully - ATSI: 1.7%
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, Tea Tree Gully - Vista - Houghton: +6 Primary school, Tea Tree Gully - Vista - Houghton: -22 Secondary school, Tea Tree Gully - Vista - Houghton: -3 TAFE, Tea Tree Gully - Vista - Houghton: +2 University, Tea Tree Gully - Vista - Houghton: +12 Other, Tea Tree Gully - Vista - Houghton: +10
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 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population attending educational institutions in the City of Tea Tree Gully in 2011 compared to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in South Australia - ATSI shows that there was a lower proportion attending primary school, a lower proportion attending secondary school, and a higher proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 14.1% of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islande population were attending primary school, 7.7% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 7.0% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 15.0%, 8.4% and 4.4% respectively for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in South Australia - ATSI.

The major differences between the share of the population attending learning institutions of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Tea Tree Gully - Vista - Houghton and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in South Australia - ATSI was:

  • A larger percentage of people attending university (4.1% compared to 2.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people not attending (56.3% compared to 57.7%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, City of Tea Tree Gully's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population increased by 121 people (+17.7%). This represents an average annual change of 3.32% per year over the period.

There were no major changes in the attendance of education instituitions of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Tea Tree Gully - Vista - Houghton between 2006 and 2011.