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1136.0 - A Directory of Education and Training Statistics, 2009  
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NON-GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS CENSUS

CONTACT


Schools Data Services Unit
Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR)
Telephone (02)
6240 9281
Email lars.stahre@deewr.gov.au
Website www.deewr.gov.au

DESCRIPTION


The Australian Non-government Schools Census provides information on the number of schools, students, teaching and non-teaching staff in non-government systemic, independent and special schools. These data are used to determine the Australian Government per capita recurrent funding of the non-government school sector. Selected data from the Non-government Schools Census are provided to the finance and non-finance National Schools Statistics Collection (NSSC) collections for the purposes of producing national estimates. The Non-government Schools Census collects detailed data on the affiliations of schools; the numbers and major functions of staff; and student age, sex, grade, those who speak English as a second language, and on students with disabilities.


Scope


Non-government schools, their students and permanent staff.


Reference Period

August each year

Frequency of Collection


Annual

Method of Collection

Data are collected from each establishment by DEEWR, via the internet.

DISSEMINATION

Release schedule


Public release of the data occurs in February the following year.

Publications

Schools, Australia, 2007 (ABS cat. no. 4221.0) – selected non-finance data.
National Report on Schooling in Australia, downloadable from the MCEETYA website, www.mceetya.edu.au.

Geography


Information is available for Australia and all states and territories.


Data Service

Customised data are available on request.

DATA ITEMS


School

Characteristics of school or campus
Type of school or campus
Type of special school
Whether boarding facilities are provided
Affiliation of school

Staff
Number, headcount and full-time equivalent (FTE)
Full-time or part-time employment
Function (teaching or non-teaching)
Sex
Year level taught

Students
Number of students, including FTE

Primary or secondary
Full-time or part-time enrolment
Age

Sex
Indigenous status
Year level
Disability indicator
English as a second language indicator
Full-fee paying overseas
Distance education
Boarding

Systems
Number of schools in system and type
Number of executive, teaching and non-teaching staff

Historical Data

Data are available from July 1985.




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