4221.0 - Schools, Australia, 2003
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Australian Schools snapshot - ABS
There were 3.3 million Australian school students going to 9,607 schools in August 2003, according to data from the National Schools Census released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
These students were taught by just under 230,000 full-time equivalent school teachers. In 2003 there were 16,900 more full-time students attending school than the previous year (up 0.5%)
More than two-thirds (68%) of full-time students attended government schools, compared with 72% a decade earlier. Between 1993 and 2003 the number of full-time students increased by 1% (26,600) in government schools and by 22% (193,700) in non-government schools.
The annual snapshot also found:
Further details are in Schools Australia, 2003 (cat. no. 4221.0).
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