Primary and secondary schools contribute significantly to the education process, providing opportunities for further study and laying the foundations for a future skilled workforce. Attendance at Tasmanian schools is compulsory for children aged 6 to 16 years of age.
SUMMARY OF EDUCATION STATISTICS - 2001
|Apparent retention rates(b)|
(a) This is the number of full-time school students of a particular age, expressed as a proportion of the estimated resident population of the same age at June 2001(published in Cat. no. 3201.0).
(b) This is the total number of full-time students in Year 12 in 2001 divided by the number of full-time students in base year, which is Year 7 in Tasmania.
(c) Student/teaching staff ratios are calculated by dividing the number of full-time students by the number of full-time equivalent (FTE) teaching staff. Student/teaching staff ratios should not be used as a measure of class size.
Source: Schools, Australia (Cat. no. 4221.0) and ABS data available on request, National Schools Collection.