4220.0 - Schools, Australia, Preliminary, 1999
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Schools census shows increase in teaching staff
Preliminary results from the 1999 National Schools Census last August show an increase in the number of full-time equivalent teaching staff in Australia since August 1998.
The results were released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. They indicate that at government schools, the number of full-time equivalent teaching staff increased by 3.0% (to 150,482), while at non-government schools the increase was 3.5% (to 65,252).
Other findings from the report include:
This information was collected through the National Schools Statistics Collection, which was established through the work of the Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs Taskforce on School Statistics.
This preliminary data provides a statistical overview of schooling in Australia, including details of schools, students and staff in the government and non-government sector. This information helps the community and government make informed decisions concerning education throughout Australia.
Further details can be found in Schools, Australia, Preliminary 1999 (cat. no. 4220.0), available from ABS bookshops in all capital cities.
If you wish to purchase a copy of this publication telephone 02 6252 5249.
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