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17 FULL-TIME EQUIVALENT TEACHING STAFF (a)(b), By category of school

PRIMARY
SECONDARY
TOTAL
Males
Females
Persons
Males
Females
Persons
Males
Females
Persons
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.

GOVERNMENT

1997
18 367
59 290
77 657
32 190
35 690
67 879
50 557
94 980
145 536
2002
17 562
65 794
83 356
31 375
38 509
69 884
48 937
104 303
153 240
2005
17 260
67 970
85 229
31 365
39 969
71 334
48 625
107 939
156 564
2006
17 439
68 930
86 368
30 957
40 869
71 826
48 396
109 798
158 194
2007
17 293
70 848
88 142
30 920
41 730
72 650
48 213
112 578
160 791

NON-GOVERNMENT

1997
5 611
20 506
26 117
16 218
19 189
35 406
21 828
39 695
61 523
2002
6 345
24 842
31 187
18 529
22 655
41 184
24 874
47 497
72 371
2005
6 918
26 999
33 917
20 001
25 313
45 313
26 919
52 311
79 231
2006
7 030
27 817
34 847
20 497
26 102
46 598
27 527
53 918
81 445
2007
7 132
28 492
35 624
21 143
26 799
47 943
28 276
55 291
83 567

ALL FTE TEACHING STAFF

1997
23 978
79 796
103 774
48 407
54 878
103 285
72 385
134 674
207 059
2002
23 907
90 636
114 543
49 904
61 165
111 068
73 810
151 801
225 611
2005
24 178
94 969
119 147
51 366
65 282
116 648
75 544
160 250
235 794
2006
24 469
96 746
121 215
51 454
66 970
118 424
75 923
163 716
239 639
2007
24 426
99 340
123 766
52 063
68 529
120 592
76 489
167 869
244 358

(a) See Glossary for details of the calculation of full-time equivalent teaching staff.
(b) For a definition of teaching staff, see Glossary.

18 FULL-TIME EQUIVALENT TEACHING STAFF (a)(b), By level of school education

NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Australia
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.

MALES

Primary
1997
7 321
5 399
5 045
2 342
2 638
613
337
284
23 978
2002
7 047
5 556
5 288
2 239
2 552
609
295
320
23 907
2005
7 030
5 637
5 343
2 270
2 609
599
334
355
24 178
2006
7 025
5 707
5 424
2 271
2 748
599
342
353
24 469
2007
6 953
5 813
5 439
2 274
2 670
583
320
373
24 426
Secondary
1997
16 778
12 662
7 825
3 789
4 696
1 399
407
850
48 407
2002
17 211
12 815
8 366
3 818
5 028
1 313
445
908
49 904
2005
17 840
13 262
8 704
3 821
5 065
1 299
457
918
51 366
2006
17 869
13 435
8 792
3 778
4 906
1 296
469
910
51 454
2007
17 774
13 684
9 070
3 733
5 130
1 309
469
895
52 063

FEMALES

Primary
1997
26 458
18 684
14 981
6 819
7 903
2 182
1 344
1 426
79 796
2002
28 819
22 051
18 284
7 072
9 108
2 247
1 443
1 612
90 636
2005
29 995
22 687
19 473
7 401
10 005
2 253
1 435
1 721
94 969
2006
30 786
22 993
19 916
7 605
10 022
2 244
1 464
1 718
96 746
2007
30 854
23 365
21 363
7 637
10 670
2 258
1 487
1 707
99 340
Secondary
1997
19 251
14 837
9 158
3 441
4 747
1 544
552
1 347
54 878
2002
21 236
16 641
10 515
3 718
5 503
1 526
644
1 383
61 165
2005
22 122
18 162
11 543
3 931
5 838
1 598
684
1 405
65 282
2006
22 479
18 718
11 914
4 119
5 982
1 639
699
1 419
66 970
2007
22 655
19 275
12 354
4 215
6 279
1 650
709
1 393
68 529

PERSONS

Primary
1997
33 779
24 083
20 026
9 161
10 541
2 795
1 680
1 710
103 774
2002
35 866
27 608
23 573
9 311
11 660
2 856
1 738
1 932
114 543
2005
37 025
28 324
24 815
9 671
12 614
2 852
1 769
2 077
119 147
2006
37 812
28 700
25 340
9 876
12 769
2 843
1 807
2 070
121 215
2007
37 807
29 178
26 802
9 911
13 340
2 841
1 807
2 080
123 766
Secondary
1997
36 029
27 499
16 984
7 230
9 443
2 944
960
2 197
103 285
2002
38 447
29 456
18 880
7 536
10 531
2 839
1 089
2 291
111 068
2005
39 962
31 424
20 247
7 752
10 903
2 897
1 141
2 323
116 648
2006
40 348
32 153
20 706
7 897
10 887
2 935
1 169
2 329
118 424
2007
40 429
32 959
21 424
7 947
11 409
2 959
1 178
2 289
120 592

(a) See Glossary for details of the calculation of full-time equivalent teaching staff.
(b) For a definition of teaching staff, see Glossary.

19 SCHOOL PARTICIPATION RATES(a), Full-time students aged 14-19 years

NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA(b)
Tas.(c)
NT
ACT(d)(e)
Australia
Age at 1 July
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%

14 year olds
1997
97.9
97.9
97.6
98.5
99.1
97.6
92.0
105.2
98.1
2002
96.6
97.6
97.3
97.4
98.1
98.7
85.7
106.3
97.3
2005
97.4
98.4
97.1
98.0
99.1
98.3
85.1
111.0
97.9
2006
97.0
98.7
96.4
98.5
98.3
100.5
85.7
110.6
97.7
2007
97.8
99.3
97.5
99.1
98.0
99.6
83.8
112.7
98.2
15 year olds
1997
93.2
95.7
90.5
92.5
92.1
98.4
78.6
105.0
93.3
2002
92.3
94.7
91.3
92.7
90.8
99.1
77.3
104.5
92.8
2005
93.5
95.7
90.7
95.5
92.0
99.2
80.1
106.9
93.6
2006
93.5
96.0
91.3
95.8
94.7
98.5
79.1
109.9
94.2
2007
93.1
96.0
91.9
96.9
93.4
100.5
79.5
108.9
94.1
16 year olds
1997
78.5
87.5
79.5
81.9
74.8
74.9
66.7
99.2
80.9
2002
77.7
87.0
82.0
81.7
76.7
81.4
67.3
102.0
81.4
2005
78.9
87.0
80.8
84.6
77.4
85.1
66.9
101.0
81.9
2006
80.0
89.1
80.8
85.4
79.6
85.3
65.8
102.6
83.0
2007
80.0
89.4
81.6
87.6
79.3
84.7
65.5
104.4
83.4
17 year olds
1997
65.8
75.0
48.2
52.8
40.4
55.8
39.4
89.2
61.0
2002
66.9
76.8
51.1
60.1
41.9
63.4
44.4
89.8
63.2
2005
67.8
75.8
49.0
62.9
42.1
63.6
45.0
88.5
63.0
2006
67.6
76.8
48.0
64.0
40.7
63.4
45.8
90.5
62.9
2007
67.7
78.2
47.8
64.8
40.2
63.3
44.9
90.6
63.1
18 year olds
1997
14.3
16.1
6.8
7.0
6.0
11.8
10.7
27.8
12.1
2002
14.9
20.1
6.2
9.1
5.5
15.6
12.6
25.1
13.3
2005
14.8
20.9
5.4
9.7
3.9
22.6
11.9
24.2
13.3
2006
15.0
22.0
4.9
10.6
3.7
25.1
10.5
23.7
13.6
2007
15.1
22.3
4.9
11.1
3.2
25.5
11.4
22.9
13.6
19 year olds
1997
1.8
2.2
1.4
1.7
1.8
2.2
2.9
3.3
1.9
2002
1.6
2.4
1.0
2.1
1.6
3.5
3.1
2.2
1.8
2005
1.8
2.3
1.0
2.2
0.9
2.3
3.3
2.1
1.7
2006
1.6
2.1
0.8
2.2
0.7
2.7
3.1
2.1
1.6
2007
1.4
2.2
0.7
2.7
0.6
2.7
2.3
1.6
1.5
Average age of full-time Year 12 students(f)
2007
17.2
17.3
16.7
17.2
16.6
17.7
17.2
17.3
17.1

(a) See Gossary for details of the calculation of school age participation rates.
(b) Data in WA have been affected by changes in scope and coverage over time. See Explanatory Notes, paragraphs 7 and 8, for further details.
(c) See Explanatory Notes, paragraph 10, for details on changes to Tasmanian admissions policy affecting participation rates of 18 year olds.
(d) Some ACT rates exceed 100%, largely as a result of NSW residents from surrounding areas enrolling in ACT schools.
(e) School students in Jervis Bay are included in the ACT student totals for these rates (numerator), however Jervis Bay is classified under 'Other territories' in the Estimated Resident Population series and is only included in Australian totals for the denominator.
(f) Approximation based on student's age (in full years) at 1 July 2007.

20 SCHOOL PARTICIPATION RATES(a), Full-time plus part-time students aged 14-19 years

NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA(b)
Tas.(c)
NT
ACT(d)(e)
Australia
Age at 1 July
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%

MALES

14 year olds
2002
96.6
98.2
97.8
97.9
97.7
99.3
88.1
106.7
97.5
2003
97.0
97.3
97.0
97.7
97.1
100.4
91.3
105.2
97.3
2004
97.2
98.6
97.0
97.3
98.3
98.7
90.7
107.0
97.7
2005
97.2
98.3
97.0
98.1
98.9
98.0
89.6
113.1
97.8
2006
97.0
98.7
96.4
99.5
98.3
100.1
91.1
110.9
97.8
2007
98.0
99.2
97.3
99.3
96.7
99.6
86.7
112.1
98.2
15 year olds
2002
92.2
95.2
91.3
92.1
90.8
98.4
79.3
103.8
92.8
2003
92.2
94.1
91.9
95.1
90.6
99.4
83.5
103.6
92.9
2004
92.4
93.4
90.7
95.1
90.5
99.4
85.9
104.1
92.6
2005
93.2
95.0
90.0
95.5
91.3
98.4
81.4
105.1
93.1
2006
93.4
95.4
91.2
95.5
93.9
98.2
84.2
111.3
93.9
2007
93.0
95.6
91.4
97.4
92.7
100.3
85.1
109.6
93.9
16 year olds
2002
75.9
86.2
80.8
83.1
75.2
83.0
74.3
101.9
80.4
2003
77.6
86.7
81.9
82.5
75.3
85.0
69.9
99.5
81.2
2004
77.2
86.0
80.4
85.2
75.0
85.9
73.8
99.1
80.9
2005
76.4
84.9
79.1
84.7
73.7
84.4
69.8
100.5
79.9
2006
77.6
87.2
78.5
85.6
76.1
83.7
68.3
100.6
80.9
2007
77.7
87.6
79.2
89.3
75.9
84.6
67.6
104.6
81.6
17 year olds
2002
63.9
72.9
51.4
62.9
41.2
64.2
48.9
91.2
61.5
2003
63.7
73.2
51.0
61.0
39.8
63.3
50.6
91.3
61.1
2004
65.1
74.3
50.4
62.0
40.2
64.2
51.4
87.8
61.8
2005
64.3
72.8
49.1
64.4
40.3
61.5
48.9
87.4
61.0
2006
64.0
72.8
48.2
64.5
38.6
61.4
47.9
91.0
60.6
2007
64.3
74.4
47.2
65.9
38.1
62.3
46.7
88.2
60.8
18 year olds
2002
16.3
21.1
7.3
13.7
6.7
19.8
15.9
27.3
14.8
2003
16.7
22.3
7.3
14.5
4.8
19.0
14.0
25.9
15.0
2004
16.7
22.3
6.9
14.2
4.9
19.0
17.3
24.9
14.9
2005
16.2
22.0
6.0
13.6
4.6
24.4
15.4
25.4
14.6
2006
16.6
23.0
5.7
14.7
4.1
24.7
13.0
26.9
14.9
2007
16.4
22.9
5.6
14.5
3.4
26.1
12.3
25.4
14.7
19 year olds
2002
2.0
2.5
1.4
3.9
2.7
4.6
4.6
2.5
2.3
2003
2.3
2.7
1.4
3.8
1.5
4.9
3.8
3.0
2.4
2004
2.2
2.9
1.5
3.8
1.3
3.6
4.1
3.3
2.3
2005
2.1
2.4
1.2
4.0
1.2
3.0
3.8
2.5
2.1
2006
1.9
2.3
0.9
3.6
1.0
3.5
4.9
2.1
1.9
2007
1.7
2.5
0.8
4.2
0.9
3.5
2.7
1.8
1.9

FEMALES

14 year olds
2002
96.6
97.8
97.8
97.4
98.5
98.4
89.2
106.1
97.5
2003
96.3
97.6
97.9
97.2
99.3
99.1
95.5
106.0
97.5
2004
97.4
98.9
99.0
98.1
98.3
99.9
93.4
110.1
98.5
2005
97.5
98.8
98.4
98.4
99.3
98.7
89.2
109.2
98.4
2006
97.0
99.0
97.8
97.7
98.3
101.0
88.9
110.4
98.0
2007
97.6
99.6
98.1
99.2
99.4
99.5
85.3
113.6
98.6
15 year olds
2002
92.6
96.6
93.5
94.5
91.5
100.2
83.6
105.5
94.1
2003
93.2
95.3
93.2
95.3
93.5
98.9
82.5
104.6
94.1
2004
92.9
95.4
93.6
96.0
93.7
98.7
87.2
104.6
94.2
2005
93.8
97.0
93.9
97.1
93.2
100.7
92.2
108.9
95.2
2006
93.8
97.4
94.1
97.4
97.3
99.7
85.1
108.9
95.6
2007
93.2
96.9
94.3
97.8
95.4
101.5
82.5
108.7
95.2
16 year olds
2002
80.1
91.3
86.3
86.7
79.4
86.9
75.2
102.2
84.9
2003
82.0
91.1
86.4
89.5
79.2
91.0
76.6
101.3
85.8
2004
82.5
91.1
86.6
89.5
81.3
92.2
77.0
101.4
86.3
2005
81.9
91.4
86.0
90.4
82.0
90.2
78.1
101.5
86.2
2006
83.0
93.3
86.9
91.6
84.7
92.1
77.7
104.9
87.6
2007
82.7
93.1
87.1
92.4
83.7
89.2
76.3
104.1
87.3
17 year olds
2002
71.5
82.4
52.7
71.5
44.6
74.0
55.4
88.7
67.9
2003
71.4
82.7
52.5
71.6
42.4
71.5
52.0
90.8
67.6
2004
72.3
83.6
52.5
73.8
43.1
75.9
58.5
91.8
68.6
2005
72.9
82.0
51.3
73.7
44.8
73.6
54.3
91.5
68.2
2006
72.7
83.9
50.5
75.9
44.2
74.4
54.8
90.2
68.5
2007
72.5
84.9
50.6
76.5
43.3
73.9
51.4
93.9
68.5
18 year olds
2002
15.3
19.4
5.8
14.8
6.6
20.1
16.7
22.9
13.8
2003
15.0
20.3
5.5
14.2
4.2
19.4
12.8
20.4
13.4
2004
15.1
21.2
5.6
14.1
4.8
18.5
16.5
18.3
13.7
2005
15.0
21.3
5.4
13.4
4.0
27.0
13.0
23.6
13.8
2006
15.0
22.4
4.8
14.3
3.8
31.5
12.2
20.3
14.1
2007
15.1
22.8
4.6
14.3
3.5
30.1
14.4
20.3
14.1
19 year olds
2002
1.8
2.4
1.0
3.9
2.2
6.5
3.8
2.0
2.1
2003
2.1
2.6
1.2
4.1
1.4
5.7
4.6
2.9
2.3
2004
2.2
2.7
1.1
4.3
1.3
5.1
3.9
1.7
2.2
2005
2.1
2.4
1.1
3.5
1.3
4.6
5.0
1.7
2.1
2006
1.7
2.2
1.0
3.7
0.9
4.4
3.8
2.1
1.9
2007
1.5
2.2
0.7
3.7
0.8
3.9
2.9
1.5
1.7

PERSONS

14 year olds
2002
96.6
98.0
97.8
97.6
98.1
98.9
88.6
106.4
97.5
2003
96.6
97.4
97.4
97.5
98.2
99.7
93.3
105.6
97.4
2004
97.3
98.8
98.0
97.7
98.3
99.3
92.0
108.5
98.1
2005
97.4
98.6
97.7
98.2
99.1
98.3
89.4
111.2
98.1
2006
97.0
98.8
97.1
98.6
98.3
100.5
90.1
110.7
97.9
2007
97.8
99.4
97.7
99.2
98.0
99.5
86.0
112.8
98.4
15 year olds
2002
92.4
95.9
92.4
93.3
91.1
99.3
81.4
104.6
93.4
2003
92.7
94.7
92.5
95.2
92.0
99.2
83.0
104.1
93.5
2004
92.7
94.4
92.1
95.5
92.1
99.1
86.5
104.4
93.4
2005
93.5
96.0
91.9
96.3
92.2
99.5
86.6
107.0
94.1
2006
93.6
96.3
92.6
96.4
95.6
98.9
84.6
110.2
94.7
2007
93.1
96.2
92.8
97.6
94.0
100.9
83.9
109.2
94.5
16 year olds
2002
78.0
88.7
83.5
84.8
77.2
84.9
74.8
102.1
82.6
2003
79.8
88.8
84.1
85.9
77.2
87.9
73.2
100.4
83.5
2004
79.8
88.5
83.4
87.3
78.0
89.0
75.4
100.2
83.5
2005
79.1
88.1
82.4
87.4
77.7
87.2
73.8
101.0
82.9
2006
80.2
90.2
82.6
88.5
80.3
87.6
72.8
102.7
84.2
2007
80.2
90.3
83.1
90.8
79.7
86.9
71.8
104.4
84.4
17 year olds
2002
67.6
77.6
52.0
67.1
42.9
69.0
52.1
90.0
64.6
2003
67.5
77.9
51.7
66.2
41.1
67.4
51.3
91.0
64.3
2004
68.6
78.8
51.5
67.8
41.6
69.9
54.8
89.7
65.1
2005
68.5
77.3
50.1
68.9
42.5
67.4
51.5
89.4
64.5
2006
68.2
78.2
49.3
69.9
41.3
67.7
51.2
90.6
64.4
2007
68.2
79.6
48.8
71.0
40.7
67.8
49.0
91.0
64.5
18 year olds
2002
15.8
20.3
6.5
14.2
6.7
19.9
16.3
25.2
14.3
2003
15.9
21.3
6.4
14.3
4.5
19.2
13.4
23.2
14.3
2004
15.9
21.7
6.3
14.2
4.9
18.8
16.9
21.7
14.3
2005
15.6
21.6
5.7
13.5
4.3
25.7
14.2
24.5
14.2
2006
15.8
22.7
5.3
14.5
4.0
28.1
12.7
23.8
14.5
2007
15.8
22.9
5.1
14.4
3.5
28.0
13.3
22.8
14.4
19 year olds
2002
1.9
2.4
1.2
3.9
2.5
5.5
4.2
2.2
2.2
2003
2.2
2.7
1.3
4.0
1.4
5.3
4.2
2.9
2.3
2004
2.2
2.8
1.3
4.0
1.3
4.4
4.0
2.5
2.3
2005
2.1
2.4
1.1
3.7
1.2
3.8
4.4
2.1
2.1
2006
1.8
2.2
0.9
3.6
0.9
3.9
4.3
2.1
1.9
2007
1.6
2.3
0.8
3.9
0.8
3.7
2.8
1.6
1.8

(a) See Glossary for details of the calculation of school age participation rates.
(b) Data for WA have been affected by changes to scope and coverage over time. See Explanatory Notes, paragraphs 7 and 8, for further details.
(c) See Explanatory Notes, paragraph 10, for details on changes to Tasmanian admissions policy affecting participation rates of 18 year olds.
(d) Some ACT rates exceed 100%, largely as a result of NSW residents from surrounding areas enrolling in ACT schools.
(e) School students in Jervis Bay are included in the ACT student totals for these rates (numerator), however Jervis Bay is classified under 'Other territories' in the Estimated Resident Population series and is only included in Australian totals for the denominator.

21 SCHOOL PARTICIPATION RATES(a), Full-time plus part-time students aged 14-19 years by school affiliation

NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA(b)
Tas.(c)
NT
ACT(d)(e)
Australia
Age at 1 July
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%

GOVERNMENT

14 year olds
2002
62.5
60.4
64.0
64.5
62.9
70.6
62.0
58.1
62.6
2003
61.6
59.4
63.6
63.0
62.4
70.0
64.2
56.0
61.8
2004
62.0
60.1
64.2
62.4
60.8
68.6
63.9
59.1
62.0
2005
62.0
60.1
63.9
62.0
60.9
67.9
61.4
57.8
61.9
2006
61.3
59.6
62.7
61.2
59.2
68.6
62.0
58.5
61.1
2007
62.3
59.8
63.0
62.0
59.0
67.1
56.6
58.9
61.5
15 year olds
2002
60.0
59.4
59.4
60.7
57.7
70.1
58.1
57.2
59.7
2003
59.2
57.8
59.4
62.3
57.7
70.3
58.8
57.1
59.2
2004
58.1
57.1
58.8
61.2
56.8
69.7
60.4
55.8
58.4
2005
58.7
57.9
59.1
61.1
56.1
69.3
61.0
58.2
58.8
2006
58.7
58.2
59.7
60.7
58.9
68.4
58.8
58.0
59.2
2007
58.0
57.7
59.3
61.1
56.8
68.8
57.9
57.4
58.5
16 year olds
2002
49.6
54.6
52.7
54.6
48.5
60.7
59.5
62.2
52.3
2003
50.6
53.9
52.9
54.1
46.6
61.3
57.0
61.1
52.2
2004
49.5
53.3
52.0
54.9
46.5
63.1
58.8
60.6
51.6
2005
48.3
52.2
51.1
54.0
45.7
61.9
57.2
59.7
50.6
2006
49.3
53.7
51.5
54.4
48.1
61.3
56.9
61.6
51.6
2007
49.4
53.5
51.9
54.5
46.9
59.8
53.9
61.0
51.5
17 year olds
2002
42.2
45.3
32.3
41.1
26.3
48.3
41.8
57.7
39.7
2003
41.6
46.4
31.4
40.1
25.0
46.5
40.5
57.0
39.3
2004
42.2
46.3
31.1
40.7
24.0
47.3
43.5
55.4
39.4
2005
41.4
45.0
30.2
41.4
24.7
46.5
39.5
55.2
38.7
2006
40.6
45.0
29.8
41.1
23.9
46.8
41.0
55.5
38.2
2007
40.7
45.7
29.4
41.4
23.0
45.9
37.9
55.5
38.2
18 year olds
2002
10.1
11.6
4.5
10.5
5.0
15.5
14.2
16.9
9.2
2003
10.1
12.5
4.2
10.5
2.8
14.6
11.2
16.2
9.1
2004
9.9
12.7
4.1
10.2
3.2
13.7
14.2
15.2
9.0
2005
9.8
12.7
3.7
9.6
2.8
19.2
11.1
16.0
8.9
2006
9.7
13.3
3.4
10.2
2.7
20.6
10.0
15.9
9.0
2007
9.6
13.2
3.2
10.1
2.2
20.4
10.1
15.6
8.9
19 year olds
2002
1.5
1.5
1.0
3.3
2.1
5.3
3.7
2.0
1.7
2003
1.6
1.6
0.9
3.3
1.1
4.9
3.5
2.8
1.7
2004
1.7
1.7
0.8
3.3
1.0
4.0
3.8
2.4
1.7
2005
1.5
1.6
0.8
3.0
1.0
3.5
4.2
2.0
1.5
2006
1.3
1.5
0.6
2.9
0.7
3.4
3.6
2.1
1.4
2007
1.2
1.5
0.5
3.3
0.6
3.4
2.2
1.6
1.3

CATHOLIC

14 year olds
2002
22.1
21.6
17.5
17.7
18.9
15.9
11.6
33.2
20.3
2003
22.4
21.5
17.3
18.4
18.5
17.2
11.6
34.0
20.4
2004
22.4
22.2
17.2
18.7
19.3
17.6
12.5
33.8
20.7
2005
22.3
21.8
17.2
19.4
19.6
17.3
11.2
36.3
20.6
2006
22.5
21.8
17.6
19.9
19.6
18.8
11.6
34.0
20.8
2007
22.2
22.3
17.7
19.3
19.9
18.5
12.1
35.9
20.8
15 year olds
2002
21.1
20.8
16.9
17.3
17.8
16.1
10.7
33.4
19.5
2003
21.5
20.8
16.8
17.1
18.0
15.8
10.0
32.1
19.6
2004
21.9
20.7
16.8
18.0
18.1
16.7
10.9
33.2
19.9
2005
21.9
21.5
16.6
18.1
18.3
17.1
11.0
32.8
20.0
2006
21.8
21.3
16.6
18.2
18.5
17.2
10.9
35.0
20.0
2007
21.9
21.1
16.9
18.7
18.4
18.5
12.0
33.1
20.0
16 year olds
2002
18.0
19.0
15.4
15.3
15.1
14.1
6.9
27.9
17.2
2003
18.5
19.3
15.7
15.9
16.0
14.5
7.2
28.1
17.6
2004
19.0
19.3
15.8
16.0
16.1
14.3
7.4
27.1
17.8
2005
19.0
19.4
15.4
16.6
16.2
13.7
6.7
28.1
17.8
2006
18.9
20.0
15.4
16.7
16.0
14.2
6.7
27.4
17.9
2007
18.6
19.8
15.3
17.6
16.4
14.4
7.4
29.2
17.9
17 year olds
2002
16.2
17.5
9.7
12.7
8.2
11.5
3.8
23.2
14.0
2003
16.2
17.0
10.0
12.8
8.0
11.6
5.0
23.5
13.9
2004
16.6
17.4
9.8
13.2
9.0
11.8
5.1
24.4
14.3
2005
16.8
17.2
9.6
13.2
8.7
11.3
5.5
23.7
14.2
2006
16.9
17.4
9.2
14.0
8.6
11.1
4.6
23.8
14.3
2007
16.7
17.8
9.2
14.1
8.7
11.3
4.6
23.5
14.3
18 year olds
2002
3.1
3.9
0.8
1.7
0.6
2.5
1.3
6.4
2.5
2003
3.0
3.8
0.8
1.8
0.5
2.5
0.9
5.2
2.4
2004
3.2
3.8
0.6
1.6
0.5
2.7
1.4
4.2
2.4
2005
3.0
4.0
0.7
1.7
0.4
3.3
1.6
5.9
2.5
2006
3.1
4.3
0.6
1.9
0.5
3.6
1.3
5.5
2.6
2007
3.3
4.3
0.7
2.0
0.4
3.8
2.2
4.7
2.6
19 year olds
2002
0.2
0.1
0.1
0.2
-
0.1
0.3
0.2
0.1
2003
0.2
0.2
0.1
0.4
-
0.1
0.4
0.1
0.2
2004
0.2
0.2
0.1
0.4
-
0.1
-
-
0.2
2005
0.2
0.1
0.1
0.4
-
0.1
0.2
0.1
0.2
2006
0.2
0.1
0.1
0.3
-
0.1
0.2
0.1
0.1
2007
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.4
-
0.1
0.6
-
0.1

INDEPENDENT

14 year olds
2002
11.9
16.0
16.3
15.4
16.3
12.4
15.0
15.0
14.6
2003
12.6
16.5
16.5
16.1
17.3
12.6
17.4
15.6
15.1
2004
12.9
16.5
16.6
16.6
18.3
13.0
15.6
15.6
15.4
2005
13.1
16.7
16.5
16.9
18.6
13.1
16.8
17.1
15.6
2006
13.2
17.4
16.8
17.5
19.5
13.2
16.4
18.2
16.0
2007
13.2
17.3
16.9
17.9
19.1
14.0
17.3
18.0
16.1
15 year olds
2002
11.3
15.8
16.0
15.3
15.7
13.1
12.6
13.9
14.1
2003
12.0
16.1
16.3
15.8
16.3
13.0
14.2
15.0
14.7
2004
12.6
16.5
16.5
16.3
17.1
12.7
15.2
15.4
15.2
2005
13.0
16.6
16.3
17.1
17.8
13.1
14.6
15.9
15.4
2006
13.1
16.8
16.3
17.5
18.2
13.4
14.9
17.2
15.6
2007
13.2
17.5
16.7
17.7
18.8
13.6
13.9
18.7
16.0
16 year olds
2002
10.3
15.1
15.4
15.0
13.7
10.1
8.4
12.0
13.2
2003
10.7
15.7
15.5
15.9
14.6
12.2
9.1
11.2
13.7
2004
11.3
15.9
15.7
16.4
15.4
11.6
9.2
12.4
14.1
2005
11.8
16.5
15.9
16.8
15.8
11.7
9.9
13.2
14.5
2006
12.0
16.5
15.8
17.4
16.1
12.2
9.2
13.8
14.7
2007
12.1
17.0
15.9
18.7
16.4
12.6
10.5
14.2
15.0
17 year olds
2002
9.2
14.7
10.1
13.4
8.4
9.2
6.5
9.1
10.9
2003
9.6
14.6
10.3
13.3
8.1
9.3
5.7
10.5
11.0
2004
9.9
15.2
10.5
14.0
8.6
10.8
6.3
9.9
11.4
2005
10.3
15.1
10.3
14.3
9.0
9.7
6.5
10.5
11.6
2006
10.8
15.8
10.3
14.8
8.9
9.8
5.6
11.3
11.9
2007
10.8
16.1
10.2
15.5
8.9
10.6
6.4
12.0
12.1
18 year olds
2002
2.6
4.7
1.3
2.1
1.1
2.0
0.9
1.9
2.6
2003
2.8
5.1
1.4
2.0
1.2
2.2
1.3
1.8
2.8
2004
2.8
5.2
1.5
2.3
1.1
2.4
1.3
2.2
2.9
2005
2.8
5.0
1.3
2.2
1.0
3.1
1.5
2.6
2.8
2006
3.0
5.1
1.2
2.4
0.8
3.8
1.3
2.4
2.9
2007
2.9
5.4
1.2
2.4
0.8
3.8
1.0
2.5
2.9
19 year olds
2002
0.2
0.8
0.2
0.3
0.4
0.1
0.2
-
0.4
2003
0.4
0.9
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.2
-
0.5
2004
0.3
0.9
0.3
0.4
0.2
0.3
0.2
0.1
0.4
2005
0.4
0.7
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.2
-
-
0.4
2006
0.4
0.6
0.2
0.4
0.2
0.4
0.5
-
0.4
2007
0.3
0.6
0.2
0.3
0.1
0.1
-
-
0.3

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) See Glossary for details of the calculation of school age participation rates
(b) Data for WA have been affected by changes in scope and coverage over time. See explanatory Notes, paragraphs 7 and 8, for further details.
(c) See Explanatory Notes, paragraph 10, for details on changes to Tasmanian admissions policy affecting participation rates of 18 year olds.
(d) Some ACT rates exceed 100%, largely as a result of NSW residents from surrounding areas enrolling in ACT schools.
(e) School students in Jervis Bay are included in the ACT student totals for these rates (numerator), however Jervis Bay is classified under 'Other territories' in the Estimated Resident Population series and is only included in Australian totals for the denominator.

22 APPARENT CONTINUATION RATES(a), Full-time plus part-time students by state and territory

2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
%
%
%
%
%
%

NEW SOUTH WALES

Males
From age 14 to 15 years
95.8
95.5
95.3
95.9
96.1
95.8
From age 15 to 16 years
83.5
84.2
83.7
82.7
83.2
83.2
From age 16 to 17 years
84.0
83.9
83.9
83.2
83.8
82.9
From age 17 to 18 years
26.1
26.1
26.2
25.0
25.8
25.6
From age 18 to 19 years
12.8
14.2
13.2
12.7
11.7
10.0
Females
From age 14 to 15 years
96.0
96.5
96.5
96.3
96.2
96.1
From age 15 to 16 years
87.1
88.6
88.6
88.2
88.5
88.2
From age 16 to 17 years
88.8
89.1
88.1
88.3
88.7
87.3
From age 17 to 18 years
21.3
21.0
21.1
20.7
20.5
20.8
From age 18 to 19 years
12.7
14.0
14.6
14.2
11.6
10.2
Persons
From age 14 to 15 years
95.9
96.0
95.9
96.1
96.1
95.9
From age 15 to 16 years
85.3
86.4
86.1
85.4
85.8
85.6
From age 16 to 17 years
86.4
86.5
86.0
85.8
86.3
85.1
From age 17 to 18 years
23.6
23.5
23.6
22.8
23.1
23.1
From age 18 to 19 years
12.7
14.1
13.8
13.4
11.7
10.1

VICTORIA

Males
From age 14 to 15 years
96.7
95.9
96.0
96.3
97.0
96.9
From age 15 to 16 years
91.3
91.1
91.4
91.0
91.8
91.9
From age 16 to 17 years
85.0
84.9
85.7
84.7
85.7
85.4
From age 17 to 18 years
28.9
30.6
30.4
29.7
31.6
31.4
From age 18 to 19 years
11.5
12.8
13.0
10.8
10.4
10.7
Females
From age 14 to 15 years
98.1
97.4
97.7
98.1
98.5
97.9
From age 15 to 16 years
95.9
94.3
95.6
95.8
96.2
95.6
From age 16 to 17 years
90.0
90.6
91.8
90.0
91.8
91.0
From age 17 to 18 years
23.2
24.7
25.6
25.4
27.4
27.2
From age 18 to 19 years
12.1
13.5
13.3
11.4
10.4
9.8
Persons
From age 14 to 15 years
97.4
96.6
96.8
97.2
97.7
97.4
From age 15 to 16 years
93.6
92.6
93.5
93.4
94.0
93.7
From age 16 to 17 years
87.5
87.8
88.7
87.4
88.8
88.2
From age 17 to 18 years
25.9
27.5
27.9
27.5
29.4
29.2
From age 18 to 19 years
11.8
13.1
13.1
11.1
10.4
10.3

QUEENSLAND

Males
From age 14 to 15 years
93.9
93.9
93.6
92.7
94.0
94.8
From age 15 to 16 years
90.0
89.7
87.6
87.2
87.3
86.9
From age 16 to 17 years
63.8
63.1
61.6
61.0
60.9
60.1
From age 17 to 18 years
14.0
14.2
13.6
11.9
11.6
11.5
From age 18 to 19 years
20.3
19.4
20.4
17.1
15.1
14.5
Females
From age 14 to 15 years
95.1
95.2
95.6
94.9
95.6
96.4
From age 15 to 16 years
92.3
92.4
92.9
91.9
92.5
92.5
From age 16 to 17 years
61.1
60.8
60.8
59.2
58.8
58.2
From age 17 to 18 years
10.8
10.4
10.6
10.3
9.4
9.2
From age 18 to 19 years
19.3
21.2
20.3
19.6
17.9
15.4
Persons
From age 14 to 15 years
94.5
94.5
94.6
93.8
94.8
95.6
From age 15 to 16 years
91.2
91.0
90.2
89.5
89.9
89.7
From age 16 to 17 years
62.5
61.9
61.2
60.1
59.8
59.1
From age 17 to 18 years
12.4
12.3
12.1
11.1
10.5
10.4
From age 18 to 19 years
19.9
20.2
20.3
18.2
16.4
14.9

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Males
From age 14 to 15 years
94.7
97.2
97.4
98.2
97.4
97.8
From age 15 to 16 years
90.2
89.6
89.6
89.1
89.6
93.5
From age 16 to 17 years
75.7
73.5
75.1
75.6
76.1
77.0
From age 17 to 18 years
22.6
23.0
23.2
22.0
22.7
22.5
From age 18 to 19 years
27.5
28.1
26.4
27.9
26.1
28.6
Females
From age 14 to 15 years
95.9
97.9
98.7
99.0
99.0
100.0
From age 15 to 16 years
92.4
94.6
93.9
94.2
94.4
94.9
From age 16 to 17 years
81.3
82.6
82.5
82.3
84.0
83.4
From age 17 to 18 years
20.7
19.8
19.7
18.2
19.5
18.9
From age 18 to 19 years
29.3
27.5
30.0
24.5
27.7
25.8
Persons
From age 14 to 15 years
95.3
97.5
98.0
98.6
98.2
98.9
From age 15 to 16 years
91.3
92.1
91.7
91.5
91.9
94.2
From age 16 to 17 years
78.5
78.1
78.9
78.9
80.0
80.2
From age 17 to 18 years
21.6
21.3
21.4
20.0
21.0
20.6
From age 18 to 19 years
28.4
27.8
28.2
26.2
26.9
27.2

WESTERN AUSTRALIA(b)

Males
From age 14 to 15 years
93.0
92.7
93.2
92.9
95.0
94.3
From age 15 to 16 years
83.0
83.0
82.8
81.5
83.3
80.9
From age 16 to 17 years
55.8
52.9
53.3
53.8
52.4
50.1
From age 17 to 18 years
16.6
11.6
12.3
11.4
10.2
8.8
From age 18 to 19 years
40.2
21.5
26.2
24.4
21.6
20.8
Females
From age 14 to 15 years
93.3
95.0
94.4
94.8
98.0
97.0
From age 15 to 16 years
87.3
86.5
86.9
87.5
90.9
86.0
From age 16 to 17 years
55.6
53.4
54.5
55.1
53.9
51.1
From age 17 to 18 years
14.8
9.5
11.4
9.3
8.6
7.9
From age 18 to 19 years
35.2
20.5
30.4
26.2
22.4
19.5
Persons
From age 14 to 15 years
93.1
93.8
93.8
93.8
96.5
95.6
From age 15 to 16 years
85.1
84.7
84.8
84.5
87.0
83.4
From age 16 to 17 years
55.7
53.2
53.9
54.4
53.2
50.6
From age 17 to 18 years
15.7
10.5
11.8
10.3
9.4
8.4
From age 18 to 19 years
37.8
21.0
28.1
25.3
22.0
20.2

TASMANIA

Males
From age 14 to 15 years
100.7
100.1
99.1
99.8
100.2
100.2
From age 15 to 16 years
85.2
86.4
86.5
84.9
85.0
86.2
From age 16 to 17 years
80.1
76.3
75.5
71.5
72.8
74.4
From age 17 to 18 years
30.3
29.6
30.0
38.0
40.2
42.6
From age 18 to 19 years
22.8
24.7
19.2
15.8
14.2
14.2
Females
From age 14 to 15 years
100.6
100.6
99.6
100.8
101.0
100.5
From age 15 to 16 years
89.8
90.8
93.1
91.4
91.4
89.4
From age 16 to 17 years
85.1
82.3
83.4
79.9
82.5
80.3
From age 17 to 18 years
26.9
26.2
25.9
35.6
42.8
40.4
From age 18 to 19 years
31.0
28.5
26.2
24.9
16.4
12.5
Persons
From age 14 to 15 years
100.6
100.3
99.3
100.3
100.6
100.3
From age 15 to 16 years
87.4
88.6
89.7
88.0
88.1
87.8
From age 16 to 17 years
82.7
79.3
79.5
75.8
77.7
77.3
From age 17 to 18 years
28.5
27.8
27.8
36.7
41.6
41.4
From age 18 to 19 years
26.9
26.6
22.7
20.3
15.3
13.2

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Males
From age 14 to 15 years
93.9
94.8
94.1
89.8
94.0
93.4
From age 15 to 16 years
89.3
88.2
88.4
81.3
83.9
80.3
From age 16 to 17 years
72.5
68.1
73.5
66.3
68.7
68.3
From age 17 to 18 years
33.3
28.6
34.2
29.9
26.7
25.6
From age 18 to 19 years
23.0
23.6
29.4
21.7
31.7
20.4
Females
From age 14 to 15 years
93.5
92.4
91.3
98.7
95.4
92.8
From age 15 to 16 years
88.6
91.6
93.4
89.6
84.2
89.7
From age 16 to 17 years
75.6
69.1
76.3
70.5
70.1
66.2
From age 17 to 18 years
30.0
23.1
31.8
22.3
22.5
26.3
From age 18 to 19 years
18.8
27.4
30.8
30.4
29.0
23.8
Persons
From age 14 to 15 years
93.7
93.7
92.7
94.1
94.7
93.1
From age 15 to 16 years
88.9
89.9
90.8
85.3
84.1
84.8
From age 16 to 17 years
74.1
68.6
74.9
68.4
69.4
67.2
From age 17 to 18 years
31.5
25.7
33.0
25.9
24.6
26.0
From age 18 to 19 years
21.0
25.6
30.1
25.8
30.5
21.9

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY(c)(d)

Males
From age 14 to 15 years
96.7
97.1
99.0
98.2
98.4
98.8
From age 15 to 16 years
97.4
95.8
95.7
96.5
95.8
94.0
From age 16 to 17 years
92.1
89.6
88.3
88.2
90.6
87.7
From age 17 to 18 years
31.0
28.3
27.3
28.9
30.8
27.9
From age 18 to 19 years
8.6
11.0
12.8
10.0
8.4
6.7
Females
From age 14 to 15 years
97.8
98.6
98.7
98.9
99.8
98.5
From age 15 to 16 years
98.6
96.1
96.9
97.0
96.3
95.6
From age 16 to 17 years
89.4
88.8
90.6
90.3
88.9
89.6
From age 17 to 18 years
25.2
23.1
20.2
25.7
22.2
22.5
From age 18 to 19 years
7.7
12.4
8.4
9.3
9.1
7.2
Persons
From age 14 to 15 years
97.3
97.8
98.8
98.6
99.1
98.6
From age 15 to 16 years
98.0
96.0
96.3
96.8
96.0
94.7
From age 16 to 17 years
90.8
89.2
89.4
89.2
89.7
88.6
From age 17 to 18 years
28.1
25.7
23.8
27.3
26.6
25.2
From age 18 to 19 years
8.2
11.6
10.8
9.7
8.7
6.9

AUSTRALIA

Males
From age 14 to 15 years
95.4
95.3
95.2
95.3
96.0
96.0
From age 15 to 16 years
87.5
87.5
87.1
86.2
86.9
86.9
From age 16 to 17 years
76.9
76.0
76.0
75.4
75.9
75.1
From age 17 to 18 years
24.3
24.4
24.4
23.6
24.4
24.2
From age 18 to 19 years
15.7
15.9
15.5
14.1
13.0
12.5
Females
From age 14 to 15 years
96.2
96.5
96.6
96.7
97.2
97.1
From age 15 to 16 years
91.0
91.2
91.7
91.4
92.1
91.3
From age 16 to 17 years
79.6
79.5
79.9
79.0
79.4
78.1
From age 17 to 18 years
20.1
19.8
20.3
20.1
20.7
20.6
From age 18 to 19 years
15.9
16.5
16.7
15.2
13.4
12.0
Persons
From age 14 to 15 years
95.8
95.9
95.9
96.0
96.6
96.5
From age 15 to 16 years
89.2
89.4
89.3
88.8
89.4
89.1
From age 16 to 17 years
78.3
77.8
78.0
77.2
77.7
76.6
From age 17 to 18 years
22.1
22.0
22.3
21.8
22.5
22.4
From age 18 to 19 years
15.8
16.2
16.1
14.6
13.2
12.2

(a) This is a measure of the apparent proportion of students of a particular age that continue to participate in school education from one year to the next. See Explanatory Notes, paragraphs 22 to 24, for further details.
(b) Data for WA have been affected by changes in scope and coverage over time. See Explanatory Notes, paragraph 8, for further details.
(c) ACT rates can be affected by the significant numbers of NSW residents from surrounding areas enrolling in ACT schools.
(d) School students in Jervis Bay are included in the ACT student totals for these rates (numerator), however Jervis Bay is classified under 'Other territories' in the Estimated Resident Population series and is only included in Australian totals for the denominator.

23 APPARENT RETENTION RATES(a), Full-time students, From Year 7/8 to Year 12 by sex

NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA(b)
Tas.
NT
ACT
Australia
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%

Males
1997
r62.0
69.3
72.9
61.3
65.3
54.1
36.7
92.5
66.2
2002
64.9
73.4
77.4
61.1
69.3
66.0
48.9
87.1
69.8
2005
66.0
73.9
75.3
64.3
67.2
58.4
56.8
87.2
69.9
2006
65.3
72.9
r74.0
64.6
66.2
56.4
57.3
89.3
69.0
2007
64.7
73.3
73.9
66.2
64.5
57.4
62.1
84.0
68.8
Females
1997
72.8
83.8
83.2
72.9
78.1
63.4
47.8
90.7
77.8
2002
75.1
88.7
85.5
72.6
78.3
79.4
57.1
89.1
80.7
2005
76.3
87.6
84.7
77.6
78.0
76.5
61.5
87.9
81.0
2006
75.9
87.2
r83.8
78.8
77.6
73.3
59.5
88.2
r80.7
2007
74.9
87.4
83.3
79.5
76.4
73.9
61.3
86.5
80.1
Persons
1997
67.2
76.3
77.9
66.9
71.6
58.6
42.0
91.6
71.8
2002
69.9
80.9
81.3
66.7
73.7
72.6
53.0
88.1
75.1
2005
71.1
80.6
79.9
70.7
72.5
67.1
59.1
87.5
75.3
2006
70.5
79.9
r78.8
71.5
71.8
64.8
58.4
88.7
74.7
2007
69.7
80.1
78.5
72.7
70.3
65.4
61.7
85.2
74.3

r revised
(a) See Explanatory Notes, paragraphs 17-19, for further details.
(b) Data for WA have been affected by changes in scope and coverage over time. See Explanatory Notes, paragraph 8, for details.

24 APPARENT RETENTION RATES(a), Full-time students, From Year 10 to Year 12 by sex

NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA(b)
Tas.
NT
ACT
Australia
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%

Males
1997
65.1
73.6
73.7
65.9
67.1
56.0
56.2
92.3
69.3
2002
67.7
77.1
78.0
65.3
70.0
68.4
61.8
89.4
72.4
2005
68.4
76.6
75.1
65.9
67.2
59.2
68.0
87.7
71.5
2006
68.2
76.2
r74.4
66.1
66.1
56.9
63.3
90.2
71.0
2007
67.6
76.0
74.8
67.1
64.0
57.6
63.3
85.6
70.6
Females
1997
75.5
86.3
82.3
76.2
78.6
65.8
69.5
91.6
79.9
2002
77.3
88.7
84.3
75.9
77.9
81.6
70.5
90.2
81.7
2005
78.1
87.9
83.5
78.6
77.4
77.0
70.9
88.6
81.6
2006
78.0
88.0
r82.8
79.8
77.0
73.3
73.2
87.5
81.4
2007
77.4
87.7
82.6
79.9
75.3
73.4
67.7
86.1
80.8
Persons
1997
70.2
79.9
77.9
71.0
72.8
60.7
62.8
92.0
74.5
2002
72.4
82.9
81.1
70.6
73.9
75.0
66.2
89.8
77.0
2005
73.2
82.2
79.3
72.1
72.2
67.8
69.5
88.1
76.5
2006
73.0
82.1
r78.6
72.7
71.4
65.0
68.0
88.9
r76.2
2007
72.4
81.8
78.6
73.3
69.5
65.3
65.5
85.9
75.6

r revised
(a) See Explanatory Notes, paragraphs 17-19, for further details.
(b) Data for WA have been affected by changes in scope and coverage over time. See Explanatory Notes, paragraph 8, for further details.

25 APPARENT RETENTION RATES(a), Full-time students, Indigenous and non-Indigenous

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%

To Year 9
Indigenous
95.5
96.5
97.8
96.8
97.2
99.2
98.4
97.5
Non-Indigenous
99.8
99.9
99.8
99.9
99.9
99.9
r100.1
100.4
Difference-percentage points
-4.3
-3.4
-2.0
-3.1
-2.7
-0.7
-1.6
-2.9
To Year 10
Indigenous
83.0
85.7
86.4
87.2
85.8
88.3
91.4
90.5
Non-Indigenous
98.0
98.4
98.5
98.9
98.5
98.6
98.9
99.7
Difference-percentage points
-15.0
-12.7
-12.1
-11.7
-12.7
-10.3
-7.5
-9.2
To Year 11
Indigenous
53.6
56.1
58.9
61.4
61.1
62.3
67.7
69.7
Non-Indigenous
86.2
87.6
88.7
89.5
89.0
88.3
r88.9
89.4
Difference-percentage points
-32.6
-31.5
-29.8
-28.1
-27.9
-26.0
-21.1
-19.7
To Year 12
Indigenous
36.4
35.7
38.0
39.1
39.8
39.5
40.1
42.9
Non-Indigenous
73.3
74.5
76.3
76.5
76.9
76.6
r76.0
75.6
Difference-percentage points
-36.9
-38.8
-38.3
-37.4
-37.1
-37.1
-35.8
-32.7

r revised
(a) From Year 7/8. See explanatory notes, paragraphs 17-19, for further details.

26 FULL-TIME EQUIVALENT STUDENT / TEACHING STAFF RATIOS(a)(b)(c), By category of school

NSW
Vic.
Qld(d)
SA
WA(e)
Tas.
NT
ACT
Australia
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%

GOVERNMENT

Primary
1997
17.9
18.0
17.1
17.1
18.1
16.2
14.5
18.5
17.6
2002
17.5
16.4
15.7
16.8
17.7
16.1
14.0
15.8
16.7
2005
16.7
16.1
15.5
16.1
16.3
15.9
13.6
13.8
16.1
2006
16.2
15.9
15.5
15.7
16.2
15.8
13.3
13.8
15.8
2007
16.2
15.7
15.5
15.6
15.4
15.6
13.7
13.6
15.7
Secondary
1997
12.9
12.5
13.6
12.2
13.0
13.3
12.0
12.7
12.9
2002
12.5
12.3
13.1
12.5
12.4
13.4
10.9
12.0
12.5
2005
12.4
12.0
13.0
12.5
12.0
13.2
11.6
11.8
12.4
2006
12.4
11.9
13.0
12.5
12.5
13.2
11.2
11.9
12.4
2007
12.5
11.8
12.9
12.7
11.7
13.1
10.9
12.2
12.3

NON-GOVERNMENT

Primary
1997
19.0
18.8
18.4
19.0
17.9
18.4
18.3
20.5
18.7
2002
17.7
16.9
16.9
17.5
17.5
17.4
17.6
18.7
17.3
2005
17.1
16.0
16.3
16.6
16.8
16.8
16.7
17.5
16.6
2006
16.9
15.7
15.9
16.4
17.0
17.0
17.4
17.5
16.4
2007
16.8
15.2
17.4
16.5
17.1
16.6
17.0
17.3
16.5
Secondary
1997
12.6
12.6
13.5
13.2
12.8
12.8
11.4
13.5
12.8
2002
12.2
12.1
12.7
12.3
12.4
12.5
10.3
12.9
12.3
2005
11.8
11.6
12.5
12.0
12.2
12.3
10.3
13.0
11.9
2006
11.7
11.5
12.4
11.8
12.0
12.2
10.5
12.8
11.8
2007
11.7
11.3
12.2
11.7
12.0
12.1
10.6
12.8
11.9

TOTAL

Primary
1997
18.2
18.2
17.4
17.5
18.0
16.6
15.1
19.1
17.9
2002
17.6
16.6
16.0
17.0
17.7
16.3
14.6
16.7
16.9
2005
16.8
16.1
15.7
16.3
16.4
16.1
14.2
15.0
16.2
2006
16.4
15.8
15.6
15.9
16.4
16.1
14.0
15.0
16.0
2007
16.4
15.6
16.0
15.9
15.8
15.8
14.3
14.8
15.9
Secondary
1997
12.8
12.5
13.6
12.5
13.0
13.2
11.8
13.0
12.8
2002
12.4
12.2
12.9
12.4
12.4
13.1
10.7
12.4
12.4
2005
12.2
11.9
12.8
12.3
12.1
13.0
11.2
12.3
12.2
2006
12.1
11.7
12.8
12.2
12.3
12.8
11.0
12.3
12.2
2007
12.2
11.6
12.7
12.3
11.8
12.8
10.8
12.5
12.1

(a) Number of full-time students plus full-time equivalent of part-time students divided by the number of full-time equivalent teaching staff.
(b) See Glossary for details of the calculation of full-time teaching staff.
(c) For a definition of teaching staff see Glossary.
(d) Qld has introduced a pre-year 1 grade in 2007 following a successful trial from 2003-2006. See Explanatory Notes, paragraph 9, for further details.
(e) Data for WA have been affected by changes in scope and coverage over time. See Explanatory Notes, paragraphs 7 and 8, for further details.


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