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22/06/2007 Note: Data for Education and Training Table item 27 has been changed. It is now based on the ABSCQ classification.



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EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Includes: schools, students and teachers, literacy and numeracy, vocational education and training, higher education, qualifications and transition from education to work. Detailed statistics are available in 1338.1 NSW in Focus - Education and Training - 2007 (110 Kb, xls).


Education and Training, NSW Summary table

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006

Schools

1. Preschool no.
1 166
1 185
1 191
1 146
1 120
1 129
p1 047
2. Primary no.
2 183
2 179
2 172
2 167
2 166
2 163
2 152
3. Secondary no.
r525
524
518
515
511
522
522
4. Combined and Special no.
r385
388
405
410
420
421
425
5. Government no.
r2 192
2 185
2 191
2 186
2 192
2 194
2 187
6. Non-government no.
901
906
904
906
905
912
912
7. Total schools no.
r3 093
3 091
3 095
3 092
3 097
3 106
3 099

Students

8. Preschool '000
71.7
73.4
74.7
71.7
70.6
67.4
p63.8
9. Primary '000
629.0
630.3
629.4
626.4
624.0
621.9
620.2
10. Secondary '000
465.4
468.9
475.4
481.0
483.1
485.8
488.7
11. Total school students '000
1 094.3
1 099.2
1 104.8
1 107.3
1 107.0
1 107.7
1 108.9
12. Students in government schools %
69.4
68.7
68.2
67.7
67.2
66.8
66.7
13. Vocational Education and Training students(a) '000
638.0
570.5
553.3
588.4
517.5
562.1
nya
14. Vocational Education and Training in school students '000
na
na
64.4
67.2
69.6
nya
nya
15. Apprentices and trainees in training(b) '000
82.9
95.5
110.1
120.8
119.1
119.3
nya
16. Higher education students-domestic(c) '000
194.3
197.9
231.7
234.2
229.7
230.7
nya
17. Higher education students-overseas(c) '000
29.1
33.6
58.2
66.1
66.8
66.5
nya
18. Overseas higher education students(c) %
13.0
14.5
20.1
22.0
22.5
22.4
nya

Student/staff teaching ratio(d)(e)

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

Persons currently enrolled for study

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

Achievements/qualifications

Year 5 students reaching minimum standard (band 3 or higher)
24. Literacy(f) %
na
95.5
96.1
95.1
95.4
94.1
na
25. Numeracy %
na
93.6
93.7
94.0
93.6
93.4
na
Year 12 and equivalent
26. Apparent retention rate from Year 7 to Year 12(g) %
67.5
68.2
69.9
70.5
71.1
71.1
70.5
27. Persons aged 20-24 with Year 12 or Certificate II
and above(h)(i)
%
81.9
80.1
81.0
81.5
83.6
82.7
83.5
Persons aged 25-64 years with non-school qualifications
28. Bachelor degree or above(j) %
19.8
20.6
21.8
21.8
23.4
24.5
25.0
29. Advanced diploma, diploma, certificate III and IV %
na
23.4
25.5
25.5
26.5
24.7
26.4
30. Total with non-school qualification %
52.2
55.5
56.6
58.0
60.9
61.1
62.3

na not available
nya not yet available
p preliminary figure or series subject to revision
r revised
(a) General VET activity only, provided by TAFE and other government providers, Private providers and Community providers.
(b) In training as at 31 June.
(c) Data for 2000 and 2001 are first half year data only; data from 2002 are full year data.
(d) The student/staff teaching ratio should not be used as a measure of class size.
(e) Calculated by dividing the actual student load (EFTSU) by the full-time equivalent of Teaching only and Teaching and research staff.
(f) The 2001-2004 trend data for Basic Skills Test Literacy should be interpreted with caution. See Table 4.5 for details.
(g) Full time students only.
(h) This time series is based on the Australian Bureau of Statistics Classification of Qualifications (ABSCQ).
(i) Data are at May.
(j) Includes Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate.

SOURCES:

Data in this table are compiled from multiple sources. Information on these sources is available below.
Summary table indicators

ABS data available on request, ABS Child Care Survey
. .
ABS data available on request, ABS Survey of Education and Work
21-23; 27-30
Department of Education, Science and Training, Students, 2000-2005: Selected Higher Education Statistics
16-18
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, National Apprentice and Trainee Collection, June 2006
15
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Australian Vocational Education and Training Statistics; Students and courses, 2005
13-14
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
. .
NSW Department of Education and Training, Annual Report 2005-06
24-25
Schools, Australia (ABS cat. no. 4221.0)
2-7; 9-12; 19-20; 26

. . not applicable
For links to the ABS publications cited above, see Related Information.

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