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Education institution attending

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

21% of people in the City of Yarra attended an educational institution in 2016.

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)20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
Pre-school
9041.01.68581.21.7+46
Primary school
3,7334.37.93,0604.17.6+673
Primary - Government
2,7803.25.32,1582.94.9+622
Primary - Catholic
5770.71.76040.81.7-27
Primary - Independent
3760.40.92980.40.9+78
Secondary school
2,5663.06.12,1762.96.3+390
Secondary - Government
1,4091.63.31,1781.63.4+231
Secondary - Catholic
5010.61.44740.61.5+27
Secondary - Independent
6560.81.35240.71.4+132
map this data in atlas.idTAFE1,4851.71.81,7512.42.2-266
map this data in atlas.idUniversity8,0769.36.46,8199.25.3+1,257
Other
1,0101.21.18391.11.0+171
map this data in atlas.idNot attending60,64170.068.652,12770.469.2+8,514
Not stated
8,2399.56.46,4628.76.6+1,777

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 Yarra: 1.0% Primary school, City of Yarra: 4.3% Primary - Government, City of Yarra: 3.2% Primary - Catholic, City of Yarra: 0.7% Primary - Independent, City of Yarra: 0.4% Secondary school, City of Yarra: 3.0% Secondary - Government, City of Yarra: 1.6% Secondary - Catholic, City of Yarra: 0.6% Secondary - Independent, City of Yarra: 0.8% TAFE, City of Yarra: 1.7% University, City of Yarra: 9.3% Other, City of Yarra: 1.2%
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 Yarra: +46 Primary school, City of Yarra: +673 Primary - Government, City of Yarra: +622 Primary - Catholic, City of Yarra: -27 Primary - Independent, City of Yarra: +78 Secondary school, City of Yarra: +390 Secondary - Government, City of Yarra: +231 Secondary - Catholic, City of Yarra: +27 Secondary - Independent, City of Yarra: +132 TAFE, City of Yarra: -266 University, City of Yarra: +1,257 Other, City of Yarra: +171
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 Yarra in 2016 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, 4.3% of the population were attending primary school, 3.0% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 11.0% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 7.9%, 6.1% and 8.2% 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 (9.3% compared to 6.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending a Government primary school (4.3% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending a Government secondary school (3.0% compared to 6.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending a Catholic primary school (3.2% compared to 5.3%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, City of Yarra's population increased by 12,562 people (+17.0%). This represents an average annual change of 3.18% per year over the period.

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

  • University (+1,257 persons)
  • Primary school (+673 persons)
  • Primary - Government (+622 persons)
  • Secondary school (+390 persons)

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