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Education institution attending

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for the LGA or other primary area only. What's this?

26% of people in the City of Unley attended an educational institution in 2016.

The share of the City of Unley'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
City of Unley - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
Pre-school
4911.31.25031.41.3-12
Primary school
3,1348.38.52,9338.08.4+201
Primary - Government
1,7994.85.41,5354.25.1+264
Primary - Catholic
5311.41.75501.51.8-19
Primary - Independent
8042.11.48482.31.5-44
Secondary school
2,0945.65.61,9145.25.7+180
Secondary - Government
6511.72.96501.83.0+1
Secondary - Catholic
4061.11.33991.11.3+7
Secondary - Independent
1,0372.71.48652.31.4+172
map this data in atlas.idTAFE5861.62.06481.82.3-62
map this data in atlas.idUniversity3,3558.95.73,1898.75.0+166
Other
2590.70.82150.60.8+44
map this data in atlas.idNot attending25,89468.670.525,47469.170.6+420
Not stated
1,9115.15.71,9665.35.9-55

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 Adelaide: 1.2% Primary school, Greater Adelaide: 8.5% Primary - Government, Greater Adelaide: 5.4% Primary - Catholic, Greater Adelaide: 1.7% Primary - Independent, Greater Adelaide: 1.4% Secondary school, Greater Adelaide: 5.6% Secondary - Government, Greater Adelaide: 2.9% Secondary - Catholic, Greater Adelaide: 1.3% Secondary - Independent, Greater Adelaide: 1.4% TAFE, Greater Adelaide: 2.0% University, Greater Adelaide: 5.7% Other, Greater Adelaide: 0.8% Pre-school, City of Unley: 1.3% Primary school, City of Unley: 8.3% Primary - Government, City of Unley: 4.8% Primary - Catholic, City of Unley: 1.4% Primary - Independent, City of Unley: 2.1% Secondary school, City of Unley: 5.6% Secondary - Government, City of Unley: 1.7% Secondary - Catholic, City of Unley: 1.1% Secondary - Independent, City of Unley: 2.7% TAFE, City of Unley: 1.6% University, City of Unley: 8.9% Other, City of Unley: 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, City of Unley: -12 Primary school, City of Unley: +201 Primary - Government, City of Unley: +264 Primary - Catholic, City of Unley: -19 Primary - Independent, City of Unley: -44 Secondary school, City of Unley: +180 Secondary - Government, City of Unley: +1 Secondary - Catholic, City of Unley: +7 Secondary - Independent, City of Unley: +172 TAFE, City of Unley: -62 University, City of Unley: +166 Other, City of Unley: +44
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 City of Unley in 2016 compared to Greater Adelaide 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, 8.3% of the population were attending primary school, 5.6% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 10.4% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 8.5%, 5.6% and 7.7% respectively for Greater Adelaide.

The major differences between the share of the population attending learning institutions in the City of Unley and Greater Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of persons attending University (8.9% compared to 5.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a secondary school (any type) (2.7% compared to 1.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons not attending (68.6% compared to 70.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending a Catholic secondary school (1.7% compared to 2.9%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, City of Unley's population increased by 882 people (+2.4%). This represents an average annual change of 0.47% per year over the period.

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

  • Primary - Government (+264 persons)
  • Primary school (+201 persons)
  • Secondary school (+180 persons)
  • Secondary - Independent (+172 persons)

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