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ABOUT SCHOOLS, AUSTRALIA 2011
Schools, Australia 2011 (cat. no. 4221.0) is drawn from the National Schools Statistics Collection (NSSC) managed by the ABS and contains statistics for students, schools and staff as at the schools census date (5 August, 2011).
This is an annual publication of data on schools, students and in-school staff involved in the provision, or administration, of primary and secondary education, in government and non-government schools, for all Australian states and territories.
All data are available by year; state and territory; and affiliation (government or non-government with some data also available in further subcategories of the non-government classification (Catholic or Independent). Schools, students and staff may be further classified as described below.
Schools may be classified by:
In-school staff are available as counts of staff, or counts of full-time equivalent staff, and may be classified by:
Comparable statistics are provided for each of the states and territories, and nationally where appropriate.
These data are sourced from the National Schools Statistics Collection (NSSC) (non-finance), which is a joint undertaking of the various state and territory departments of education, the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR), the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), and the Ministerial Council for Education, Early Childhood Development and Youth Affairs (MCEECDYA). The scope of the collection is bound by the definitions of schools, students and staff which are available on request in the ABS Notes, Instructions and Tabulations (NIT) document. See also the Glossary of this publication.
This publication draws extensively on information provided freely by state and territory departments responsibile for school education and the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR). Their continued co-operation enables the ABS to publish a wide range of education statistics.
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