1136.0 - Directory of Education and Training Statistics, 2007  
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National Schools Statistics Collection - Finance


The Secretary
Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs
PO Box 202, Carlton South, Vic. 3053
Telephone (03) 9639 0588
Facsimile (03) 9639 1790
Email mceetya@curriculum.edu.au
Website http://www.mceetya.edu.au/mceetya/


Finance data for the National Schools Statistics Collection (NSSC) is provided by the various state and federal education departments. It is compiled and further analysed by a subgroup of the Ministerial Council on Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs (MCEETYA). This subgroup reports to MCEETYA and its work is published in the annual National Report on Schooling in Australia (ANR).


Government schools only. The finance NSSC covers all establishments under the control of the Director-General of Education (or equivalent) in each state and territory, which have schooling as their major activity: the administration or provision of full-time day primary, secondary or special school education; and primary or secondary school distance education. Funding provided to government schools by the Australian Government, through the Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST) is also in-scope.

Reference Period

Calendar year

Frequency of Collection


Method of collection

Data is provided by the finance and non-finance NSSC agencies and the MCEETYA Secretariat.


Release schedule

Data are normally published on the MCEETYA website three months after the end of the reference year.


Latest data are published in the annual National Report on Schooling in Australia, available on the MCEETYA website, http://www.mceetya.edu.au/mceetya/.


Data are published for Australia, the states, and both mainland territories.

Data Service

These data are released in the ANR, which is published progressively on the MCEETYA website, http://www.mceetya.edu.au/mceetya/. Some printed and bound copies are provided to key education stakeholders, and federal and state ministers of education.

Other information

Some financial information for non-government schools, provided by DEST, is published in the ANR. Further financial data for the non-government school sector are available from DEST, email schoolstats@dest.gov.au.


Recurrent expenditure
  • Teaching staff salaries;
  • Non-teaching staff salaries;
  • Redundancy payments;
  • Notional user cost of capital;
  • Debt servicing; and
  • Other operating expenditure.

Non-recurrent expenditure
  • Capital or investing costs; and
  • Australian Government capital expenditure on schools.

Funding information
  • Total government outlays on primary and secondary education, as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product;
  • Australian Government per-capita recurrent funding for students in government schools;
  • Australian Government recurrent funding for schools, by purpose; and
  • Australian Government student assistance for school-aged students.

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