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The Hills Shire

Education institution attending

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29% of people in The Hills Shire attended an educational institution in 2016.

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)20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
Pre-school
3,3652.11.73,2962.31.8+68
Primary school
16,26010.38.114,27010.17.8+1,990
Primary - Government
10,7376.85.59,1446.45.2+1,593
Primary - Catholic
3,3382.11.63,1582.21.7+180
Primary - Independent
2,1851.41.01,9671.41.0+217
Secondary school
12,8968.26.311,5358.16.4+1,360
Secondary - Government
6,0973.93.45,3273.83.6+769
Secondary - Catholic
3,6292.31.73,4772.41.7+152
Secondary - Independent
3,1702.01.22,7311.91.2+439
map this data in atlas.idTAFE2,5831.61.92,9792.12.4-396
map this data in atlas.idUniversity9,1175.86.17,7385.55.2+1,378
Other
1,1590.71.09460.70.9+212
map this data in atlas.idNot attending106,53067.768.395,91567.668.3+10,615
Not stated
5,3313.46.55,2743.77.1+57

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, Greater Sydney: 1.7% Primary school, Greater Sydney: 8.1% Primary - Government, Greater Sydney: 5.5% Primary - Catholic, Greater Sydney: 1.6% Primary - Independent, Greater Sydney: 1.0% Secondary school, Greater Sydney: 6.3% Secondary - Government, Greater Sydney: 3.4% Secondary - Catholic, Greater Sydney: 1.7% Secondary - Independent, Greater Sydney: 1.2% TAFE, Greater Sydney: 1.9% University, Greater Sydney: 6.1% Other, Greater Sydney: 1.0% Pre-school, The Hills Shire: 2.1% Primary school, The Hills Shire: 10.3% Primary - Government, The Hills Shire: 6.8% Primary - Catholic, The Hills Shire: 2.1% Primary - Independent, The Hills Shire: 1.4% Secondary school, The Hills Shire: 8.2% Secondary - Government, The Hills Shire: 3.9% Secondary - Catholic, The Hills Shire: 2.3% Secondary - Independent, The Hills Shire: 2.0% TAFE, The Hills Shire: 1.6% University, The Hills Shire: 5.8% Other, The Hills Shire: 0.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
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Change in education institution attending, 2011 to 2016
Change in education institution attending, 2011 to 2016 Pre-school, The Hills Shire: +68 Primary school, The Hills Shire: +1,990 Primary - Government, The Hills Shire: +1,593 Primary - Catholic, The Hills Shire: +180 Primary - Independent, The Hills Shire: +217 Secondary school, The Hills Shire: +1,360 Secondary - Government, The Hills Shire: +769 Secondary - Catholic, The Hills Shire: +152 Secondary - Independent, The Hills Shire: +439 TAFE, The Hills Shire: -396 University, The Hills Shire: +1,378 Other, The Hills Shire: +212
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 The Hills Shire in 2016 compared to Greater Sydney 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, 10.3% of the population were attending primary school, 8.2% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 7.4% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 8.1%, 6.3% and 8.0% 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 (10.3% compared to 8.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Government secondary school (8.2% compared to 6.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Catholic primary school (6.8% compared to 5.5%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, The Hills Shire's population increased by 15,289 people (+10.8%). This represents an average annual change of 2.07% per year over the period.

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

  • Primary school (+1,990 persons)
  • Primary - Government (+1,593 persons)
  • University (+1,378 persons)
  • Secondary school (+1,360 persons)

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