1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2005  
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Contents >> Education and Training >> Structure of schools in Tasmania

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

Tasmania
Australia

Participation rates(a)
Males
51.1
48.7
Females
53.3
51.1
Persons
52.2
49.9

Apparent retention rates(b)
Males
63.6
68.1
Females
73.9
79.1
Persons
68.7
73.4

Student-staff ratio(c)
Primary
16.4
17.0
Secondary
12.5
12.4

(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.



This section contains the following subsection :
        Government and other schooling
        Primary and secondary education

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