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The Hills Shire

Education institution attending

29% of people in The Hills Shire attended an educational institution in 2011.

The share of The Hills Shire'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
The Hills Shire - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Pre-school
3,2972.31.82,9592.21.7+337
Primary school
14,27010.17.813,0879.98.0+1,183
Primary - Government
9,1446.45.27,9626.05.4+1,183
Primary - Catholic
3,1582.21.73,2962.51.7-138
Primary - Independent
1,9681.41.01,8301.41.0+138
Secondary school
11,5368.16.411,0468.36.5+489
Secondary - Government
5,3283.83.64,8863.73.7+442
Secondary - Catholic
3,4772.41.73,4152.61.7+62
Secondary - Independent
2,7311.91.22,7462.11.2-15
map this data in atlas.idTAFE2,9792.12.43,1452.42.5-166
map this data in atlas.idUniversity7,7395.55.26,3444.84.4+1,395
Other
9470.70.98790.70.8+67
map this data in atlas.idNot attending95,91567.668.388,60066.967.0+7,315
Not stated
5,2743.77.16,2874.89.2-1,013

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, Greater Sydney: 1.8% Primary school, Greater Sydney: 7.8% Primary - Government, Greater Sydney: 5.2% Primary - Catholic, Greater Sydney: 1.7% Primary - Independent, Greater Sydney: 1.0% Secondary school, Greater Sydney: 6.4% Secondary - Government, Greater Sydney: 3.6% Secondary - Catholic, Greater Sydney: 1.7% Secondary - Independent, Greater Sydney: 1.2% TAFE, Greater Sydney: 2.4% University, Greater Sydney: 5.2% Other, Greater Sydney: 0.9% Pre-school, The Hills Shire: 2.3% Primary school, The Hills Shire: 10.1% Primary - Government, The Hills Shire: 6.4% Primary - Catholic, The Hills Shire: 2.2% Primary - Independent, The Hills Shire: 1.4% Secondary school, The Hills Shire: 8.1% Secondary - Government, The Hills Shire: 3.8% Secondary - Catholic, The Hills Shire: 2.4% Secondary - Independent, The Hills Shire: 1.9% TAFE, The Hills Shire: 2.1% University, The Hills Shire: 5.5% Other, The Hills Shire: 0.7%
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, The Hills Shire: +337 Primary school, The Hills Shire: +1,183 Primary - Government, The Hills Shire: +1,183 Primary - Catholic, The Hills Shire: -138 Primary - Independent, The Hills Shire: +138 Secondary school, The Hills Shire: +489 Secondary - Government, The Hills Shire: +442 Secondary - Catholic, The Hills Shire: +62 Secondary - Independent, The Hills Shire: -15 TAFE, The Hills Shire: -166 University, The Hills Shire: +1,395 Other, The Hills Shire: +67
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 The Hills Shire in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a higher proportion attending primary school, a higher proportion attending secondary school, and a similar proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 10.1% of the population were attending primary school, 8.1% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 7.6% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 7.8%, 6.4% and 7.6% respectively for Greater Sydney.

The major differences between the share of the population attending learning institutions in The Hills Shire and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Government primary school (10.1% compared to 7.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Government secondary school (8.1% compared to 6.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Catholic primary school (6.4% compared to 5.2%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, The Hills Shire's population increased by 9,608 people (+7.3%). This represents an average annual change of 1.41% per year over the period.

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

  • University (+1,395 persons)
  • Primary school (+1,183 persons)
  • Primary - Government (+1,183 persons)
  • Secondary school (+489 persons)

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