Overall in 2001, the student-staff ratio (the average number of full-time primary school students per full-time equivalent teacher) was 16.4. In the government sector the average was 16.0 and in non-government schools it was 17.5.
STUDENT/TEACHER STAFF (FTE) RATIOS(a)(b)(c), Primary Schools, Tasmania
(a) Full-time students only.
(b) Full-time equivalent teaching staff is a measure of the total level of teaching staff resources used. The FTE of a full-time teaching staff member (i.e. employed full-time and engaged solely on activities which fall within the scope of the collection) is equal to 1.0.
(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).