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Education institution attending

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

The share of the City of Whittlesea'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 Whittlesea - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Pre-school
2,7371.81.72,0621.71.6+675
Primary school
12,6748.27.611,1809.07.9+1,494
Primary - Government
8,2405.34.97,5156.05.2+725
Primary - Catholic
3,6022.31.73,1252.51.8+477
Primary - Independent
8320.50.95400.40.9+292
Secondary school
10,2656.66.39,0617.36.5+1,204
Secondary - Government
6,1484.03.45,6874.63.6+461
Secondary - Catholic
3,1872.11.52,7302.21.5+457
Secondary - Independent
9300.61.46440.51.4+286
map this data in atlas.idTAFE3,3342.22.22,8072.32.1+527
map this data in atlas.idUniversity5,6463.65.33,5262.84.7+2,120
Other
1,4440.91.08740.70.8+570
map this data in atlas.idNot attending108,47470.069.286,18069.168.2+22,294
Not stated
10,3036.76.68,9607.28.2+1,343

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 Melbourne: 1.7% Primary school, Greater Melbourne: 7.6% Primary - Government, Greater Melbourne: 4.9% Primary - Catholic, Greater Melbourne: 1.7% Primary - Independent, Greater Melbourne: 0.9% Secondary school, Greater Melbourne: 6.3% Secondary - Government, Greater Melbourne: 3.4% Secondary - Catholic, Greater Melbourne: 1.5% Secondary - Independent, Greater Melbourne: 1.4% TAFE, Greater Melbourne: 2.2% University, Greater Melbourne: 5.3% Other, Greater Melbourne: 1.0% Pre-school, City of Whittlesea: 1.8% Primary school, City of Whittlesea: 8.2% Primary - Government, City of Whittlesea: 5.3% Primary - Catholic, City of Whittlesea: 2.3% Primary - Independent, City of Whittlesea: 0.5% Secondary school, City of Whittlesea: 6.6% Secondary - Government, City of Whittlesea: 4.0% Secondary - Catholic, City of Whittlesea: 2.1% Secondary - Independent, City of Whittlesea: 0.6% TAFE, City of Whittlesea: 2.2% University, City of Whittlesea: 3.6% Other, City of Whittlesea: 0.9%
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 Whittlesea: +675 Primary school, City of Whittlesea: +1,494 Primary - Government, City of Whittlesea: +725 Primary - Catholic, City of Whittlesea: +477 Primary - Independent, City of Whittlesea: +292 Secondary school, City of Whittlesea: +1,204 Secondary - Government, City of Whittlesea: +461 Secondary - Catholic, City of Whittlesea: +457 Secondary - Independent, City of Whittlesea: +286 TAFE, City of Whittlesea: +527 University, City of Whittlesea: +2,120 Other, City of Whittlesea: +570
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 Whittlesea in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a higher proportion attending primary school, a similar proportion attending secondary school, and a lower proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 8.2% of the population were attending primary school, 6.6% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 5.8% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 7.6%, 6.3% and 7.6% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The major difference between the share of the population attending learning institutions in the City of Whittlesea and Greater Melbourne was:

  • A smaller percentage of persons attending University (3.6% compared to 5.3%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, City of Whittlesea's population increased by 30,227 people (+24.2%). This represents an average annual change of 4.44% per year over the period.

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

  • University (+2,120 persons)
  • Primary school (+1,494 persons)
  • Secondary school (+1,204 persons)
  • Primary - Government (+725 persons)

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