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25% of people in the City of Whittlesea attended an educational institution in 2016.

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)20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
Pre-school
3,6771.91.62,7371.81.7+940
Primary school
17,4318.87.912,6748.27.6+4,757
Primary - Government
11,7415.95.38,2405.34.9+3,501
Primary - Catholic
4,6012.31.73,6022.31.7+999
Primary - Independent
1,0890.60.98320.50.9+257
Secondary school
12,1926.26.110,2656.66.3+1,927
Secondary - Government
7,3693.73.36,1484.03.4+1,221
Secondary - Catholic
3,7331.91.43,1872.11.5+546
Secondary - Independent
1,0900.61.39300.61.4+160
map this data in atlas.idTAFE3,7371.91.83,3342.22.2+403
map this data in atlas.idUniversity9,4664.86.45,6463.65.3+3,820
Other
2,0801.11.11,4440.91.0+636
map this data in atlas.idNot attending137,41569.668.6108,47470.069.2+28,941
Not stated
11,4955.86.410,3036.76.6+1,192

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 Melbourne: 1.6% Primary school, Greater Melbourne: 7.9% Primary - Government, Greater Melbourne: 5.3% Primary - Catholic, Greater Melbourne: 1.7% Primary - Independent, Greater Melbourne: 0.9% Secondary school, Greater Melbourne: 6.1% Secondary - Government, Greater Melbourne: 3.3% Secondary - Catholic, Greater Melbourne: 1.4% Secondary - Independent, Greater Melbourne: 1.3% TAFE, Greater Melbourne: 1.8% University, Greater Melbourne: 6.4% Other, Greater Melbourne: 1.1% Pre-school, City of Whittlesea: 1.9% Primary school, City of Whittlesea: 8.8% Primary - Government, City of Whittlesea: 5.9% Primary - Catholic, City of Whittlesea: 2.3% Primary - Independent, City of Whittlesea: 0.6% Secondary school, City of Whittlesea: 6.2% Secondary - Government, City of Whittlesea: 3.7% Secondary - Catholic, City of Whittlesea: 1.9% Secondary - Independent, City of Whittlesea: 0.6% TAFE, City of Whittlesea: 1.9% University, City of Whittlesea: 4.8% Other, City of Whittlesea: 1.1%
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 Whittlesea: +940 Primary school, City of Whittlesea: +4,757 Primary - Government, City of Whittlesea: +3,501 Primary - Catholic, City of Whittlesea: +999 Primary - Independent, City of Whittlesea: +257 Secondary school, City of Whittlesea: +1,927 Secondary - Government, City of Whittlesea: +1,221 Secondary - Catholic, City of Whittlesea: +546 Secondary - Independent, City of Whittlesea: +160 TAFE, City of Whittlesea: +403 University, City of Whittlesea: +3,820 Other, City of Whittlesea: +636
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 Whittlesea in 2016 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, 8.8% of the population were attending primary school, 6.2% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 6.7% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 7.9%, 6.1% and 8.2% 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 (4.8% compared to 6.4%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, City of Whittlesea's population increased by 42,616 people (+27.5%). This represents an average annual change of 4.98% per year over the period.

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

  • Primary school (+4,757 persons)
  • University (+3,820 persons)
  • Primary - Government (+3,501 persons)
  • Secondary school (+1,927 persons)

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