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The information in these tables was calculated using all the data from 44,189 responses to the 2008 CensusAtSchool Questionnaire. Percentage totals may not equal 100 due to rounding.

Participation for 2008 is presented as a map of completed questionnaires.


2008 National Summary Tables

Participation Analysis

Table 1. Number of students who participated in the Questionnaire by year level and gender
Table 2. Number of students who participated in the Questionnaire by year level and state

Your Lifestyle Analysis

Table 3. Median hours of students spent in a week on various activities by year level
Table 4. Income earned/received in week of completing Questionnaire by source and gender
Table 5. Main method of travel that is usually used by students to get to school
Table 6. Sport students most enjoy participating in by gender
Table 7. Actions taken by students to conserve water
Table 8. Favourite take-away foods by year level
Table 9. Breakfast foods consumed by students by year level



Participation Analysis

Table 1: Number of students who participated in the CensusAtschool questionnaire by year level and gender

Year Level
Female
Male
Total
No. of students
% of students
No. of students
% of students
No. of students
% of students
Year 4 or below
1016
4.5
1050
4.8
2066
4.7
Year 5
3004
13.4
3141
14.5
6145
13.9
Year 6
4269
19.0
4323
19.9
8592
19.4
Year 7
3278
14.6
3050
14.0
6238
14.3
Year 8
3521
15.7
3477
16.0
6998
15.8
Year 9
3528
15.7
3020
13.9
6548
14.8
Year 10
2436
10.9
2212
10.2
4648
10.5
Year 11
1013
4.5
961
4.4
1974
4.5
Year 12
356
1.6
424
2.0
780
1.8
Other
36
0.2
74
0.3
110
0.3
Total
22457
50.8
21732
49.2
44189
100.0


Table 2: Number of students who participated in the CensusAtschool questionnaire by year level and state

Year Level
ACT
NSW
NT
QLD
SA
TAS
VIC
WA
Year 4 or below
12
919
5
77
176
152
549
176
Year 5
171
2321
19
208
350
419
2070
587
Year 6
176
3235
29
452
782
654
2674
590
Year 7
57
1379
25
801
1007
376
1411
1272
Year 8
76
2131
17
860
1329
536
1095
954
Year 9
33
1857
18
1016
1244
518
950
912
Year 10
30
1100
17
677
1054
354
502
914
Year 11
49
447
41
343
536
194
205
159
Year 12
27
105
3
227
253
38
49
78
Other
7
20
4
10
14
8
29
18
Total
638
13514
178
4671
6745
3249
9534
5660


Your Lifestyle Analysis

Table 3: Median hours students spent in a week on various activities by Year level

Year Level
Hanging with friends
Talking on the phone
Doing homework
Doing things with family
Playing sport or outdoor games & activities
Playing computer or video games
Sending or receiving SMS or computer instant messages
Using computer / internet
Watching TVPaid work
Housework or jobs at home
Year 4 or below
6
1
2
7
5
3
1
2
5
1
2
Year 5
7
1
2
8
6
3
1
3
5
1
2
Year 6
8
1
2
8
6
3
1
4
6
1
2
Year 7
11
1
4
9
7
4
2
5
8
1
3
Year 8
14
1
4
8
7
4
4
7
9
1
3
Year 9
15
2
4
7
6
3
5
8
9
1
3
Year 10
16
2
4
7
6
3
6
8
9
4
3
Year 11
15
2
5
6
5
3
6
10
9
8
3
Year 12
12
2
6
5
5
3
5
10
8
8
3
Other
10
1
2
9
7
5
2
6
10
5
4



Table 4: Income earned/received in week of completing CensusAtSchool questionnaire by source and gender

Males
Females
Total
No of studentsAverage income $Median income $No of studentsAverage income $Median income $No of studentsAverage income $Median income $
No
6641
4
0
6615
3
0
13256
3
0
Yes - Paid work
3824
92
50
3324
87
60
7148
90
53
Yes - Allowance or Pocket Money
5469
30
11
5736
25
12
11205
28
11
Yes - Chores
2571
21
10
2902
17
10
5473
19
10
Yes - Gift
1246
87
30
1395
72
30
2641
79
30
Yes - Other
1981
63
20
2485
43
20
4466
52
20
Total
21732
38
10
22457
32
10
44189
35
10


Table 5: Main method of travel that is usually used by students to get to school

% Males% Females
Boat
0.5
0.2
Bus
26.3
26.5
Car
42.0
47.6
Cycle
7.4
1.6
Other
0.4
0.2
Rail (Train/Tram/Subway)
2.8
3.6
Skateboard/Scooter/Rollerblade
1.5
0.3
Walk
19.0
19.9
Total
100.0
100.0
Table 6: Sport students most enjoy participating in by gender

% Males% Females
Athletics
1.7
3.5
Baseball/Softball
1.2
1.1
Basketball
7.8
7.8
Bowling
1.2
1.0
Cricket
6.4
0.8
Cycling
2.9
0.9
Dancing
0.8
14.7
Football
29.5
5.4
Golf
2.0
0.5
Gymnastics
0.5
3.6
Hockey (Field)
2.3
3.1
Hockey (Ice)
0.4
0.2
Martial arts
2.4
1.4
Netball
0.2
22.3
Rowing
0.3
0.6
Rugby League
6.8
1.0
Rugby Union
3.6
0.3
Running/Jogging
0.9
1.6
Skateboarding/Rollerblading
2.8
1.3
Swimming
3.3
8.5
Table Tennis
1.6
0.7
Tennis
5.1
5.0
Walking/Hiking
1.2
1.9
None
2.3
2.1
Other activities/sports
13.0
10.9
Total
100.0
100.0
Table 7: Actions taken by students to conserve water

Year Level
Installed Water Tank (%)
Installed water saving shower head (%)
Take shorter showers (%)
Put plug in sink when washing hands (%)
Turn tap off while brushing teeth (%)
Year 4 or below
43.0
45.0
81.3
39.7
92.2
Year 5
33.2
43.4
77.7
32.7
91.7
Year 6
34.2
44.9
74.6
29.9
92.0
Year 7
36.4
44.6
69.8
24.3
90.8
Year 8
39.7
46.2
61.5
20.1
89.2
Year 9
39.6
46.2
56.7
18.4
87.9
Year 10
44.4
46.3
55.5
17.1
86.6
Year 11
44.6
49.8
57.0
18.6
87.8
Year 12
46.4
51.2
59.0
20.4
87.6
Other
46.4
48.2
63.6
40.0
80.0
Table 8: Favourite take-away foods by year level

Year Level
Year 4 or
below (%)
Year 5
(%)
Year 6
(%)
Year 7
(%)
Year 8
(%)
Year 9
(%)
Year 10
(%)
Year 11
(%)
Year 12
(%)
Other
(%)
None
1.28
1.42
1.39
1.40
1.64
1.70
1.36
1.37
1.74
1.20
Fish (e.g. Fish and chips)
9.51
9.37
8.78
8.22
8.07
7.30
7.43
7.16
8.04
9.18
Chicken (e.g. roast)
8.30
8.99
9.13
9.39
9.52
9.93
10.23
10.82
10.46
8.78
Hamburgers
9.86
9.97
10.01
10.58
10.60
10.83
10.98
10.87
11.05
10.78
Chips/Fries
12.56
13.38
13.50
13.83
13.76
13.60
13.15
13.10
11.81
11.58
Kebabs/Wraps
5.53
6.84
7.40
7.43
8.14
8.60
8.75
8.86
9.25
7.58
Pies/Pasties
7.57
6.91
6.88
6.76
6.85
6.60
6.46
6.34
6.20
7.58
Pizza/pasta
13.90
13.99
14.29
14.87
14.56
14.65
14.29
14.27
13.58
12.38
Rice/Noodle Dishes
6.24
6.35
6.20
6.66
6.77
6.98
7.09
7.30
7.87
6.99
Rolls/Sandwiches
0.05
0.05
0.05
0.05
0.05
0.05
0.06
0.06
0.06
0.05
Salads
5.16
4.82
4.97
4.75
4.64
4.70
4.98
4.94
4.46
5.39
Fruit/Fruit Salad
7.96
6.88
6.67
6.08
5.98
5.62
5.43
5.46
5.54
6.19
Other
6.94
6.52
6.10
5.51
4.58
4.32
4.10
3.68
3.97
6.99
NB Students could select more than one response for this question.
Table 9: Breakfast foods consumed by students by year level

Year Level
Year 4 or
below (%)
Year 5
(%)
Year 6
(%)
Year 7
(%)
Year 8
(%)
Year 9
(%)
Year 10
(%)
Year 11
(%)
Year 12
(%)
Other
(%)
Did not have breakfast
3.5
5.0
6.0
7.2
9.5
12.0
13.3
15.1
12.0
3.9
Cereal
45.9
45.1
42.5
40.5
36.8
34.5
31.0
30.0
28.1
18.4
Breakfast bar
1.7
1.2
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.3
1.4
1.1
2.7
5.9
Baked beans/Spaghetti
2.2
1.5
1.3
1.4
1.5
1.3
1.5
1.2
2.5
5.2
Eggs
4.5
5.1
5.3
4.6
5.0
4.6
4.4
4.4
5.3
6.9
Fruit
5.8
7.2
8.6
9.7
10.1
10.1
10.0
10.8
9.3
7.9
Noodles/Rice
2.7
2.8
2.6
2.3
2.0
1.8
1.8
1.8
2.3
5.9
Meat
1.7
2.2
2.5
2.2
2.7
2.6
2.8
3.4
4.0
7.2
Milk
12.7
12.5
13.6
14.8
14.7
14.8
14.9
13.0
11.8
8.9
Lollies/Potato chips
1.5
0.9
0.8
0.7
0.9
1.0
1.0
1.1
2.0
6.6
Soft drinks
2.1
1.2
1.1
1.0
1.2
1.2
1.3
1.1
2.3
6.2
Tea/Coffee
4.3
5.4
5.7
6.4
7.3
8.6
11.0
11.4
11.7
9.2
Other
11.4
9.9
9.1
8.0
6.9
6.2
5.6
5.7
5.9
7.9
NB Students could select more than one response for this question.


Commonwealth of Australia 2008

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