1330.0 - Education News, May 2014  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 14/05/2014   
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CensusAtSchool News

Questionnaire closes 1 August! I encourage all teachers, whose students haven't yet completed the questionnaire, to do so soon to ensure your students don't miss out.

Questionnaire update. We are now about a third of the way through the CensusAtSchool 2014 Questionnaire. The Questionnaire is tracking well so far, with more than 4,500 students having submitted questionnaires.

Comparing the CensusAtSchool proportion of questionnaires submitted to proportion of population can be an effective means of comparing the contribution of each State and Territory compare. We can see that WA, NT and Tas are all batting above their averages with their submitted questionnaire proportions larger than their population proportions. SA, ACT and NSW have submitted total numbers of questionnaires that are relatively proportionally even with their populations. The current underdogs are Qld and Vic, as both states have lower proportions of questionnaires submitted than their population proportions. It will certainly be a race to the finish line, to see how each state rates.

Graph: Comparison of proportions of state/territory population and CensusAtSchool questionnaires submitted as at 6 May 2014.

2014 Key Dates: mark these dates in your diary, because you won't want to miss our 2014 CensusAtSchool data when it is released!

  • Random Sampler - 18 August
  • Summary Tables and Time Series Tables - 15 September
  • Data for Calculators, Prepared Samples, Infographics and Interesting Statistics - 17 November

Can't wait till August? Do you need data now? CensusAtSchool data from 2006-2013 is now available. There are a number of ways you can access our exciting data.

For quick and easy data, our Interesting Statistics are a great entry point to CensusAtSchool data, providing a quick and easy analytical summary.

Complete CensusAtSchool data can be found in the National Summary Tables and National Time Series Tables. The tables show data results at the State/Territory level as well as Australia as a whole. Alternatively, if you'd like your students to be more hands on and find their own data, why not try the Random Sampler? The Sampler is a fantastic tool that makes it easy for students to produce data samples according to their own chosen research parameters.