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Education institution attending

23% of people in the City of West Torrens attended an educational institution in 2011.

The share of the City of West Torrens'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 West Torrens - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Pre-school
6391.21.35241.01.2+115
Primary school
3,7226.88.43,6627.08.9+60
Primary - Government
2,0263.75.11,9803.85.7+46
Primary - Catholic
1,2022.21.81,1332.21.8+69
Primary - Independent
4940.91.55491.11.4-55
Secondary school
2,5764.75.72,3664.55.8+210
Secondary - Government
1,2342.23.01,1512.23.1+83
Secondary - Catholic
7841.41.36841.31.3+100
Secondary - Independent
5581.01.45311.01.4+27
map this data in atlas.idTAFE1,3952.52.31,2582.42.2+137
map this data in atlas.idUniversity3,7806.95.03,0605.94.4+720
Other
5341.00.84450.90.7+89
map this data in atlas.idNot attending38,88670.870.637,25671.470.0+1,630
Not stated
3,4296.25.93,5886.96.8-159

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 West Torrens: 1.2% Primary school, City of West Torrens: 6.8% Primary - Government, City of West Torrens: 3.7% Primary - Catholic, City of West Torrens: 2.2% Primary - Independent, City of West Torrens: 0.9% Secondary school, City of West Torrens: 4.7% Secondary - Government, City of West Torrens: 2.2% Secondary - Catholic, City of West Torrens: 1.4% Secondary - Independent, City of West Torrens: 1.0% TAFE, City of West Torrens: 2.5% University, City of West Torrens: 6.9% Other, City of West Torrens: 1.0%
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, City of West Torrens: +115 Primary school, City of West Torrens: +60 Primary - Government, City of West Torrens: +46 Primary - Catholic, City of West Torrens: +69 Primary - Independent, City of West Torrens: -55 Secondary school, City of West Torrens: +210 Secondary - Government, City of West Torrens: +83 Secondary - Catholic, City of West Torrens: +100 Secondary - Independent, City of West Torrens: +27 TAFE, City of West Torrens: +137 University, City of West Torrens: +720 Other, City of West Torrens: +89
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 West Torrens in 2011 compared to Greater Adelaide shows that there was a lower proportion attending primary school, a lower proportion attending secondary school, and a higher proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 6.8% of the population were attending primary school, 4.7% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 9.4% 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 West Torrens and Greater Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of persons attending University (6.9% compared to 5.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending a Government primary school (6.8% compared to 8.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending a Catholic primary school (3.7% compared to 5.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending a Government secondary school (4.7% compared to 5.7%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, City of West Torrens's population increased by 2,802 people (+5.4%). This represents an average annual change of 1.05% per year over the period.

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

  • University (+720 persons)
  • Secondary school (+210 persons)
  • TAFE (+137 persons)
  • Pre-school (+115 persons)

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