Student numbers

Number and proportion of students enrolled in schools by school level and school sector
Number and proportion of students enrolled in schools by school level and state and territory
Number and proportion of students enrolled in schools by school sector, time series
Student numbers dataset
Notes and caveats

These data include individual students enrolled in Australian schools in the reported year. 





Student numbers dataset

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Notes and caveats

    • From 2015 primary education comprises a pre-Year 1 grade followed by Years 1–6 in New South Wales (NSW), Victoria (Vic.), Queensland (Qld), Western Australia (WA), Tasmania (Tas.), Northern Territory (NT) and Australian Capital Territory (ACT). In South Australia (SA), primary education comprises a pre-Year 1 grade followed by Years 1–7. Secondary education consists of the first year of secondary school (Year 8 in SA; Year 7 in all other jurisdictions) to Year 12.
    • This change effects the number and proportion of primary and secondary students for these states and nationally from 2015.
    • Junior secondary comprises the years from commencement of secondary school to Year 10, including ungraded secondary.
    • Senior secondary comprises Years 11 and 12.
    • Students attending special schools are allocated to either primary or secondary school on the basis of grade or school level, where identified. Where the grade or school level is not identified, students are allocated to primary or secondary school level according to the typical age level in each state or territory. See Glossary for definition of special schools.
    • All students = Full-time students + part-time students.
    • Part-time students account for less than one per cent of total enrolments and are mostly in Years 11 or 12.
    • In Schools Australia, and in this publication, Catholic independent schools are counted as Catholic.

Source: ABS, Cat. No. 4221.0, Schools, Australia
See Glossary for definitions of school level and sector and full-time equivalent (FTE)

This information relates to Part 1 of the National Report on Schooling in Australia.

 

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