PARTICIPATION IN EDUCATION - QUESTIONS 24 & 25
WHY ARE THEY ASKED?
These questions are used to determine whether people are studying, and the types of educational institutions they are attending. Your answers will help to build a picture of the education levels in each area of Australia. They will also show how different groups of people participate in education.
HOW TO ANSWER
Q24 Everyone should answer this question.
For a child who attends a pre-school, mark ‘Yes, full-time student’, unless the child does not usually attend all the available sessions at the pre-school.
Mark 'No' for children enrolled only at child-care centres.
Mark 'No' for people who attend only hobby or recreational courses.
Q25 Only people who answered 'Yes, full-time student' or 'Yes, part-time student' at Q24, and who are attending a school or any other educational institution, should answer this question.
HOW THE CENSUS IS USED
Monitoring educational performance
A senior secondary school board wanted to find out whether there were particular groups of students that were not achieving their potential due to socioeconomic factors. This board used Census information to complement the school's own information: to illustrate the relationships between socioeconomic level, educational participation and qualification attainment; and to identify the groups of students who were at most risk of under achieving. This enabled the board to address the issues associated with this group."