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Education institution attending

26% of people in the City of Unley attended an educational institution in 2011.

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)20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Pre-school
5031.41.34921.41.2+11
Primary school
2,9338.08.42,7697.78.9+164
Primary - Government
1,5354.25.11,5384.35.7-3
Primary - Catholic
5501.51.85691.61.8-19
Primary - Independent
8482.31.56621.81.4+186
Secondary school
1,9145.25.71,9395.45.8-25
Secondary - Government
6501.83.07022.03.1-52
Secondary - Catholic
3991.11.33961.11.3+3
Secondary - Independent
8652.31.48412.31.4+24
map this data in atlas.idTAFE6481.82.36541.82.2-6
map this data in atlas.idUniversity3,1898.75.02,9528.24.4+237
Other
2150.60.82610.70.7-46
map this data in atlas.idNot attending25,47469.170.624,64668.570.0+828
Not stated
1,9665.35.92,2866.46.8-320

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 Adelaide: 1.3% Primary school, Greater Adelaide: 8.4% Primary - Government, Greater Adelaide: 5.1% Primary - Catholic, Greater Adelaide: 1.8% Primary - Independent, Greater Adelaide: 1.5% Secondary school, Greater Adelaide: 5.7% Secondary - Government, Greater Adelaide: 3.0% Secondary - Catholic, Greater Adelaide: 1.3% Secondary - Independent, Greater Adelaide: 1.4% TAFE, Greater Adelaide: 2.3% University, Greater Adelaide: 5.0% Other, Greater Adelaide: 0.8% Pre-school, City of Unley: 1.4% Primary school, City of Unley: 8.0% Primary - Government, City of Unley: 4.2% Primary - Catholic, City of Unley: 1.5% Primary - Independent, City of Unley: 2.3% Secondary school, City of Unley: 5.2% Secondary - Government, City of Unley: 1.8% Secondary - Catholic, City of Unley: 1.1% Secondary - Independent, City of Unley: 2.3% TAFE, City of Unley: 1.8% University, City of Unley: 8.7% Other, City of Unley: 0.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011 Pre-school, City of Unley: +11 Primary school, City of Unley: +164 Primary - Government, City of Unley: -3 Primary - Catholic, City of Unley: -19 Primary - Independent, City of Unley: +186 Secondary school, City of Unley: -25 Secondary - Government, City of Unley: -52 Secondary - Catholic, City of Unley: +3 Secondary - Independent, City of Unley: +24 TAFE, City of Unley: -6 University, City of Unley: +237 Other, City of Unley: -46
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 City of Unley in 2011 compared to Greater Adelaide shows that there was a similar proportion attending primary school, a lower proportion attending secondary school, and a higher proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 8.0% of the population were attending primary school, 5.2% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 10.4% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 8.4%, 5.7% and 7.3% 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 (8.7% compared to 5.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons not attending (69.1% compared to 70.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending a Catholic secondary school (1.8% compared to 3.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, City of Unley's population increased by 843 people (+2.3%). This represents an average annual change of 0.46% per year over the period.

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

  • University (+237 persons)
  • Primary - Independent (+186 persons)
  • Primary school (+164 persons)
  • Secondary - Government (-52 persons)

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