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Wollondilly Shire

Need for assistance - Education institution attending

In 2011, 17.4% of people who needed assistance in Wollondilly Shire attended an educational institution.

This dataset shows the educational attendance of the population needing assistance with daily tasks (due to age or disability) in Wollondilly Shire. Educational attendance is highly correlated with age, with children having the highest level of educational attendance generally. For the population with a disability, this dataset can reveal demand for assistance in the school system, and the level to which people with a need for assistance are able to access tertiary education.

To continue building the demographic story of those needing assistance in Wollondilly Shire, please view this topic in conjunction with Age Structure and Qualification.

Derived from the Census question:

'What type of educational institution is the person attending?'

People with a need for assistance

Education institution attending
Wollondilly Shire - Need for assistance20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%Greater SydneyNumber%Greater Sydney2006 to 2011
Attending28217.410.321017.29.3+72
Pre-school241.50.8141.10.8+10
Primary school1479.14.31058.64.0+42
Secondary school684.22.8494.02.4+19
TAFE181.11.2231.91.1-5
University130.80.590.70.4+4
Other120.70.7100.80.7+2
Not attending1,28579.285.395578.484.5+330
Not stated563.54.3534.46.1+3

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 Attending, Greater Sydney: 10.3% Pre-school, Greater Sydney: 0.8% Primary school, Greater Sydney: 4.3% Secondary school, Greater Sydney: 2.8% TAFE, Greater Sydney: 1.2% University, Greater Sydney: 0.5% Other, Greater Sydney: 0.7% Not attending, Greater Sydney: 85.3% Not stated, Greater Sydney: 4.3% Attending, Wollondilly Shire: 17.4% Pre-school, Wollondilly Shire: 1.5% Primary school, Wollondilly Shire: 9.1% Secondary school, Wollondilly Shire: 4.2% TAFE, Wollondilly Shire: 1.1% University, Wollondilly Shire: 0.8% Other, Wollondilly Shire: 0.7% Not attending, Wollondilly Shire: 79.2% Not stated, Wollondilly Shire: 3.5%
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 Attending, Wollondilly Shire: +72 Pre-school, Wollondilly Shire: +10 Primary school, Wollondilly Shire: +42 Secondary school, Wollondilly Shire: +19 TAFE, Wollondilly Shire: -5 University, Wollondilly Shire: +4 Other, Wollondilly Shire: +2 Not attending, Wollondilly Shire: +330 Not stated, Wollondilly Shire: +3
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 needing assistance attending educational institutions in Wollondilly Shire in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a higher proportion attending primary school, a higher proportion attending secondary school, and a similar proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 9.1% of the population were attending primary school, 4.2% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 1.9% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 4.3%, 2.8% and 1.7% respectively for Greater Sydney.

The major differences between the share of the population needing assistance attending learning institutions in Wollondilly Shire and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of people attending primary school (9.1% compared to 4.3%)
  • A larger percentage of people attending a secondary school (4.2% compared to 2.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people not attending any educational institutions (79.2% compared to 85.3%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Wollondilly Shire's population needing assistance increased by 405 people (+33.3%). This represents an average annual change of 5.91% per year over the period.

The largest change in the number of people needing assistance attending education institutions in Wollondilly Shire, between 2006 and 2011 was:

  • Not attending (+330 persons)

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