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Parkside Ward

Education institution attending


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24% of people in Parkside Ward attended an educational institution in 2011.

The share of Parkside Ward'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
Parkside Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
Primary school
Primary - Government
Primary - Catholic
Primary - Independent
Secondary school
Secondary - Government
Secondary - Catholic
Secondary - Independent
map this data in atlas.idTAFE1232.11.81061.91.8+17
map this data in atlas.idUniversity5168.88.74568.18.2+60
map this data in atlas.idNot attending4,11770.369.14,02371.468.5+94
Not stated

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, 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% Pre-school, Parkside Ward: 1.3% Primary school, Parkside Ward: 7.2% Primary - Government, Parkside Ward: 4.1% Primary - Catholic, Parkside Ward: 1.4% Primary - Independent, Parkside Ward: 1.8% Secondary school, Parkside Ward: 4.5% Secondary - Government, Parkside Ward: 2.0% Secondary - Catholic, Parkside Ward: 1.0% Secondary - Independent, Parkside Ward: 1.5% TAFE, Parkside Ward: 2.1% University, Parkside Ward: 8.8% Other, Parkside Ward: 0.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011 Pre-school, Parkside Ward: -10 Primary school, Parkside Ward: +34 Primary - Government, Parkside Ward: +6 Primary - Catholic, Parkside Ward: -6 Primary - Independent, Parkside Ward: +34 Secondary school, Parkside Ward: +29 Secondary - Government, Parkside Ward: +17 Secondary - Catholic, Parkside Ward: -1 Secondary - Independent, Parkside Ward: +13 TAFE, Parkside Ward: +17 University, Parkside Ward: +60 Other, Parkside Ward: -6
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the share of the population attending educational institutions in Parkside Ward in 2011 compared to City of Unley shows that there was a lower proportion attending primary school, a lower proportion attending secondary school, and a similar proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 7.2% of the population were attending primary school, 4.5% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 10.9% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 8.0%, 5.2% and 10.4% respectively for City of Unley.

The major difference between the share of the population attending learning institutions in Parkside Ward and City of Unley was:

  • A larger percentage of persons not attending (70.3% compared to 69.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Parkside Ward's population increased by 232 people (+4.1%). This represents an average annual change of 0.81% per year over the period.

The largest change in the number of persons attending education institutions in Parkside Ward, between 2006 and 2011 was in those who nominated:

  • University (+60 persons)

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