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EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Education and Training – Statistical Highlights
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EDUCATION AND TRAINING, Summary table, NSW

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007

Schools

1. Preschool no.
1 166
1 185
1 191
1 146
1 120
1 129
1 047
nya
2. Primary no.
2 183
2 179
2 172
2 167
2 166
2 163
2 152
2 150
3. Secondary no.
525
524
518
515
511
522
522
531
4. Combined and Special no.
385
388
405
410
420
421
425
426
5. Government no.
2 192
2 185
2 191
2 186
2 192
2 194
2 187
2 190
6. Non-government no.
901
906
904
906
905
912
912
917
7. Total schools no.
3 093
3 091
3 095
3 092
3 097
3 106
3 099
3 107

Students

8. Preschool '000
71.7
73.4
74.7
71.7
70.6
67.4
63.8
nya
9. Primary '000
629.0
630.3
629.4
626.4
624.0
621.9
620.2
618.4
10. Secondary(a) '000
465.4
468.9
475.4
481.0
483.1
485.8
488.7
490.8
11. Total school students(a) '000
1 094.3
1 099.2
1 104.8
1 107.3
1 107.0
1 107.7
1 108.9
1 109.2
12. Students in government schools %
69.4
68.7
68.2
67.7
67.2
66.8
66.7
66.5
13. VET students(b) '000
638.0
570.5
553.3
588.4
517.5
562.1
565.3
nya
14. VET in Schools students(c) '000
na
na
64.4
67.2
69.6
60.8
nya
nya
15. Apprentices and trainees in training(d) '000
81.4
94.0
107.7
118.2
120.4
121.0
124.9
129.1
16. Higher education students – domestic '000
np
np
231.7
234.2
229.7
230.7
236.5
nya
17. Higher education students – overseas '000
np
np
58.2
66.1
66.8
66.5
66.3
nya
18. Overseas higher education students %
np
np
20.1
22.0
22.5
22.4
21.9
nya

Student/staff teaching ratio(e)(f)

19. Primary schools ratio
17.9
17.7
17.6
17.3
17.1
16.8
16.4
16.4
20. Secondary schools ratio
12.5
12.4
12.4
12.3
12.3
12.2
12.1
12.2

Persons currently enrolled for study

21. Aged 15–19 years %
78.1
80.1
78.9
78.3
78.0
77.7
77.5
77.8
22. Aged 20–24 years %
35.5
38.2
37.5
37.8
39.1
40.4
36.9
37.4
23. Aged 25–64 years %
7.7
7.9
8.2
8.5
8.3
8.2
7.6
8.0

Achievements/qualifications

Year 5 Government school students reaching minimum standard
(band 3 or higher)
24. Literacy(g) %
na
95.5
96.1
95.1
95.4
94.1
93.9
na
25. Numeracy %
na
93.6
93.7
94.0
93.6
93.4
94.6
na
Year 12 and equivalent
26. Apparent retention rate from Year 7 to 12(a) %
67.5
68.2
69.9
70.5
71.1
71.1
70.5
69.7
27. Persons aged 20–24 with Year 12 or Certificate II and above %
na
79.6
80.7
80.7
81.8
80.7
82.0
82.7
Persons aged 25–64 years with non-school qualifications
28. Bachelor degree or above(h) %
19.8
20.6
21.8
21.8
23.4
24.5
25.0
24.9
29. Advanced diploma, diploma, certificate III and IV %
na
23.4
25.5
25.5
26.5
24.7
26.4
27.4
30. Total with non-school qualification %
52.2
55.5
56.6
58.0
60.9
61.1
62.3
61.4

na not available
np not available for publication but included in totals where applicable, unless otherwise indicated
nya not yet available
(a) Full-time students only.
(b) General VET activity only, provided by TAFE and other government providers, Private providers and Community providers.
(c) A new arrangement for the national reporting of VET in Schools statistics was implemented for 2005 data. Due to this break in series, 2005 data should not be compared with data reported previously.
(d) In training as of 30 September.
(e) The student/staff teaching ratio should not be used as a measure of class size.
(f) Calculated by dividing the actual student load (EFTSU) by the full-time equivalent of Teaching only and Teaching and research staff.
(g) The 2001–2004 trend data for Basic Skills Test Literacy should be interpreted with caution. See footnote (a) of Table 4.5 for details.
(h) Includes Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING, Data sources

Summary table indicators
Chapter tables

ABS Child Care Survey
. .
4.2
ABS Survey of Education and Work
21–23; 27–30
4.10–4.11
Adult Learning (cat. no. 4229.0)
. .
4.13
Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (cat. no. 4228.0)
. .
4.12
Department of Education, Science and Training, Students, 2000–2006: Selected Higher Education Statistics
16–18
4.9
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, National Apprentice and Trainee Collection, September 2007
15
4.8
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Australian Vocational Education and Training Statistics; Students and courses, 2006
13–14
4.7
National Indigenous Preschool Census 2000–04; National Preschool Census 2005 and 2006; Department of Education, Science and Training
1; 8
. .
NSW Department of Education and Training
. .
4.5
NSW Department of Education and Training, Annual Report 2005–06
24–25
. .
Schools, Australia (cat. no. 4221.0)
2–7; 9–12; 19–20; 26
4.3–4.4; 4.6

. . not applicable


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