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Non-government Schools Census

CONTACT

Assistant Director
School Outcomes, National Reporting and Data Services Unit
Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST)
PO Box 9880 Canberra City, ACT 2601
Telephone (02) 6240 8504



DESCRIPTION

The Australian Non-government Schools Census provides information on the number of schools,students (including Indigenous), teaching and non-teaching staff in non-government systemic, independent and special schools in Australia. Census data are used in Australian Government per capita recurrent funding of the non-government school sector. Although some information from this collection is published in Schools, Australia (cat. no. 4221.0) (see National Schools Statistics Collection entry in this Directory), the collection can also provide further details such as the detailed affiliations of schools, information on students who speak English as a second language and students with disabilities.

Scope

Schools, students and staff in non-government schools in Australia.


DISSEMINATION

Publications

There is no separate publication for this collection, however some information is available from:
Australian Bureau of Statistics, Schools, Australia, cat. no. 4221.0, ABS, Canberra.
Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs, National Report on Schooling in Australia, Curriculum Corporation, Melbourne.

Data Service

Aggregate data, other than published data, can be provided on request – and a fee may be charged, depending on resource usage.


DATA ITEMS

Schools Census Collection

School

  • School/Campus Characteristics
  • Type of School/Campus
  • Type of Special School
  • Whether Boarding Facilities are provided
  • Affiliation of school

Staff
  • Head count
  • Full-time equivalents (FTEs) for full-time and part-time lay and religious staff by function, gender and year level taught

Students
Full-time and part time primary/secondary students by:
Headcount and FTE by:
  • Age and gender
  • Year level
  • Number of students with disabilities
  • Indigenous
  • English as a second language (ESL)
  • Full-fee paying overseas (FFPOS)
  • Distance education
  • Boarding

Indigenous Students
Full-time and part time primary/secondary students by:
  • Age and gender
  • Year level
  • Number of students with disabilities
  • English as a second language (ESL)
  • Full-fee paying overseas (FFPOS)
  • Distance education
  • Boarding
ESL, FFPOS, Students with Disabilities Distance Education and Boarding Students:
Full-time students are collected by:
  • Gender
  • Year level

Part-time students are collected by:
  • Full-time equivalent (FTE)
  • Age and gender
  • Year level

Systems Census Collection

Number of schools in system and type
Staff employed by the system including executive, teaching and non-teaching staff


GEOGRAPHY

Information is available for Australia and all states and territories.


METHOD OF COLLECTION

The collection is a census conducted in August each year via the Internet. The data are collected by DEST directly from each non-government school.


TIMING OF COLLECTION

Reference Period

First week in August each year. The actual date is agreed by the Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs (MCEETYA).

Frequency of Collection

Annual.

Historical Data

Data are available from July 1985. The data was previously published in:
Department of Employment, Education and Training, Census of Non-government Schools, AGPS, Canberra.
This publication was discontinued in 1989.


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