Australian Bureau of Statistics
4240.0.55.002 - National Early Childhood Education and Care Collection: Data Collection Guide, 2011
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NUMBER OF PRESCHOOL PROGRAM ENROLMENTS
Concept: Preschool program enrolment.
Nominal definition: A child that has been offered a place in a preschool program and is actively attending.
Operational definition: The number of children that are enrolled in a preschool program. Please see data item list in Chapter 1, Collection Specifications for specific disaggregation and cross classification of this data element as specified in the 2011 ECEC Data Request.
It must be noted that data collected at the aggregate level will be published as episodes of enrolments, not number of children enrolled. This is because it is not possible to identify duplicate enrolments within aggregate collections, once jurisdictional service provider data are merged.
Supporting data elements: Enrolment must be cross classified and reported by the following data elements:
Standard Jurisdictional Output Categories
Representation class: Count
Data type: Number
Format: N[NNNN], for example: 75
ns - Not stated/inadequately described
2.4.16 LEGAL VALUE CHECKS
Guide for Use
This data element must be cross classified and reported by the supporting data elements listed above.
CODE ns - Not stated/inadequately described
For use when the number of children enrolled at the service provider is unknown, not stated or inadequately described. Where the number of children enrolled is unknown, the ABS requests that jurisdictions identify the reason for the unknown response and document any follow-up processes undertaken.
Related URL data element: Preschool program enrolment indicator.
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