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Education institution attending

21% of people in the City of Yarra attended an educational institution in 2011.

The share of the City of Yarra'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 Yarra - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Pre-school
8581.21.77551.11.6+103
Primary school
3,0604.17.62,5493.77.9+511
Primary - Government
2,1582.94.91,7722.65.2+386
Primary - Catholic
6040.81.75150.71.8+89
Primary - Independent
2980.40.92620.40.9+36
Secondary school
2,1762.96.31,9992.96.5+177
Secondary - Government
1,1781.63.41,1191.63.6+59
Secondary - Catholic
4740.61.54030.61.5+71
Secondary - Independent
5240.71.44770.71.4+47
map this data in atlas.idTAFE1,7512.42.21,5652.32.1+186
map this data in atlas.idUniversity6,8199.25.36,3799.24.7+440
Other
8391.11.08351.20.8+4
map this data in atlas.idNot attending52,12770.469.247,34568.368.2+4,782
Not stated
6,4628.76.67,90311.48.2-1,441

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 Yarra: 1.2% Primary school, City of Yarra: 4.1% Primary - Government, City of Yarra: 2.9% Primary - Catholic, City of Yarra: 0.8% Primary - Independent, City of Yarra: 0.4% Secondary school, City of Yarra: 2.9% Secondary - Government, City of Yarra: 1.6% Secondary - Catholic, City of Yarra: 0.6% Secondary - Independent, City of Yarra: 0.7% TAFE, City of Yarra: 2.4% University, City of Yarra: 9.2% Other, City of Yarra: 1.1%
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 Yarra: +103 Primary school, City of Yarra: +511 Primary - Government, City of Yarra: +386 Primary - Catholic, City of Yarra: +89 Primary - Independent, City of Yarra: +36 Secondary school, City of Yarra: +177 Secondary - Government, City of Yarra: +59 Secondary - Catholic, City of Yarra: +71 Secondary - Independent, City of Yarra: +47 TAFE, City of Yarra: +186 University, City of Yarra: +440 Other, City of Yarra: +4
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 Yarra in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne 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, 4.1% of the population were attending primary school, 2.9% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 11.6% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 7.6%, 6.3% and 7.6% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The major differences between the share of the population attending learning institutions in the City of Yarra and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of persons attending University (9.2% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending a Government primary school (4.1% compared to 7.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending a Government secondary school (2.9% compared to 6.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending a Catholic primary school (2.9% compared to 4.9%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, City of Yarra's population increased by 4,762 people (+6.9%). This represents an average annual change of 1.34% per year over the period.

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

  • Primary school (+511 persons)
  • University (+440 persons)
  • Primary - Government (+386 persons)
  • TAFE (+186 persons)

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