4713.0 - Population Characteristics, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, 2006  
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This chapter presents information on attendance at educational institutions by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, as reported in the Census. It also presents information on the highest year of school completed and non-school qualifications.

When interpreting education statistics or comparing the Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations, it should be noted that the Indigenous population has a younger age profile and, therefore, has a higher proportion of school aged children. Also, attendance data presented in this chapter was derived from the Census question which asks if a person is attending school or any other educational institution as either a full-time or part-time student. As such, attendance data presented may not be directly comparable with data collected from administrative records held by educational institutions.

Proportions presented in this chapter exclude not stated responses, and are therefore calculated using only known responses. Where possible, the numbers of unknown responses are noted in the tables, allowing further analysis if required.

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