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1362.7 - Regional Statistics, Northern Territory, 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/10/2007   
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Education and Training


There were 186 schools in the Northern Territory in 2006, comprising 151 government schools and 35 non government schools. Government schools had an average of 218 students per school and 12.4 students per teacher. In comparison, non government schools had an average of 267 students per school and 13 students per teacher.

The ratio of Indigenous to non Indigenous students varied with the level of schooling. Generally as the school level increased, Indigenous student participation decreased.

Indigenous status by level, Northern Territory: 2006
Graph: Indigenous status by level, Northern Territory: 2006

In 2006 there was a significantly higher proportion of females (63.1%) enrolled in higher education in the Northern Territory than males (36.9%). In contrast, Vocational Education and Training (VET) enrolments showed a higher proportion of male enrolments (54.8%) than female enrolments (45.2%). Only 8.8% of student representation in higher education were Indigenous. In VET the disparity was much less between Indigenous enrolments (42.4%) and non Indigenous enrolments (57.6%).

% Increase in Enrolments, Northern Territory: 2003-06
Graph: % Increase in Enrolments, Northern Territory: 2003-06

Further information on education and training in the Northern Territory is available from the following sources:

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey, Northern Territory, 2002 (cat. no. 4714.7.55.001)

Census Tables (cat. no. 2068.0)

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