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Educational institution: attendee status (TYSTAP)

Census of Population and Housing: Census dictionary
Reference period
2021

Definition

This variable combines responses from Type of educational institution attending (TYPP), Full-time/part-time student status (STUP) and Age (AGEP) to indicate a person's attendee status at an education institution. We use this information to understand the education levels of the future workforce of Australia and whether people are taking part in employment, education, or training.

Scope

Persons attending an education institution

Categories

CodeCategory

10

Preschool

21

Primary – Government

22

Primary – Catholic

23

Primary – other non-Government

29

Primary – not further defined

31

Secondary – Government

32

Secondary – Catholic

33

Secondary – other non-Government

39

Secondary – not further defined

41

Tertiary – vocational education (including TAFE and private training providers): full-time student: aged 15-24 years

42

Tertiary - vocational education (including TAFE and private training providers): full-time student: aged 25 years and over

43

Tertiary - vocational education (including TAFE and private training providers): part-time student: aged 15-24 years

44

Tertiary - vocational education (including TAFE and private training providers): part-time student: aged 25 years and over

45

Tertiary - vocational education (including TAFE and private training providers): full-time/part-time student status not stated

51

Tertiary - university or other higher education: full-time student: aged 15-24 years

52

Tertiary - university or other higher education: full-time student: aged 25 years and over

53

Tertiary - university or other higher education: part-time student: aged 15-24 years

54

Tertiary - university or other higher education: part-time student: aged 25 years and over

55

Tertiary - university or other higher education: full-time/part-time student status not stated

61

Tertiary - not further defined:  full-time student: aged 15-24 years

62

Tertiary - not further defined:  full-time student:  aged 25 years and over

63

Tertiary - not further defined: part-time student: aged 15-24 years

64

Tertiary - not further defined: part-time student: aged 25 years and over

65

Tertiary - not further defined: full-time/part-time student status not stated

71

Other: full-time student

72

Other: part-time student

73

Other: full-time/part-time student status not stated

&&

Type of educational institution not stated

@@

Type of educational institution not applicable

VV

Overseas visitor

Number of categories: 30

Not applicable (@@) category comprises:

  • Persons not attending an education institution

Question(s) from the Census form

What is the person’s date of birth and age?

    What is the person’s date of birth and age?
    What is Person 1's date of birth?

    If date of birth is not known, please select 'Don't know date of birth' and provide Person 1's age.

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    Day Month Year

    OR

    Don't know date of birth

    Age

      Example

      Educational institution: attendee status example - Don't know date of birth response selected

      Example

      What is Person 1's date of birth?

      If date of birth is not known, please select 'Don't know date of birth' and provide Person 1's age.

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      Day Month Year

      OR

      Don't know date of birth (selected response)

      Age years

        Example

        Educational institution: attendee status example -01 January 2000 response selected

        Example

        What is Person 1's date of birth?

        If date of birth is not known, please select 'Don't know date of birth' and provide Person 1's age.

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        Day Month Year
        18 March 1993

        OR

        Don't know date of birth

        Age
        28 years

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          Additional information relating to the question on: What is the person’s date of birth and age?

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          What is Person 1's date of birth?

          If date of birth is not known, please select 'Don't know date of birth' and provide Person 1's age.

          More information

          It is important to note:
          •Date of birth is the date that the person was born.
          •Age is required only if the person's date of birth is not known. Please report age at Census night – Tuesday 10 August 2021.

          If the person is less than one year old and their date of birth is not known, enter '0' in the age box.

          Is the person attending a school or other education institution?

            Is the person attending a school or other education institution?
            Is Person 1 attending a school or any other education institution?

            Include tertiary education and vocational education and training providers (e.g. TAFE and private training providers).

            Include external, online or correspondence study.

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            Person's school attendance

            No

            Yes, full-time student

            Yes, part-time student

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              Additional information relating to the question on: Is the person attending a school or other education institution?

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              Is Person 1 attending a school or any other education institution?

              Include tertiary education and vocational education and training providers (e.g. TAFE and private training providers).

              Include external, online or correspondence study.

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              Select full-time student or part-time student based on whether the institution considers the person to be a full-time or part-time student.

              For a person who attends only hobby or recreational courses, select 'No'.

              If the person is currently studying at home because of lockdowns or other COVID-related reasons, but usually attends a school or other education institution, select one of the 'Yes' options.

                Example

                Educational institution attendee status example - 'no' response selected

                Example

                Is Person 1 attending a school or any other education institution?

                Include tertiary education and vocational education and training providers (e.g. TAFE and private training providers).

                Include external, online or correspondence study.

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                Person's school attendance

                No (selected response)

                Yes, full-time student

                Yes, part-time student

                Type of Education Institution

                This question does not apply, based on your answer to the previous question.

                What type of education institution is the person attending?

                On the online form the type of education institution attending question is split into two parts. When a respondent selects either 'Primary', 'Secondary' or 'Tertiary institution (e.g. University and vocational education and training, including TAFE and private training providers)' they are presented with a second question to describe the type of education institution in more detail. 

                  What type of education institution is the person attending?
                  What type of education institution is Person 1 attending?

                  Include secondary colleges and senior high schools under ‘Secondary school’.

                  For external, online or correspondence students, mark the type of institution in which they are enrolled.

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                  Person's type of education institution

                  Preschool

                  Primary school

                  Secondary school

                  Tertiary institution (e.g. University and vocational education and training, including TAFE and private training providers)

                  Other education institution

                    More information

                    Additional information relating to the question on: What type of education institution is the person attending?

                    More information

                    What type of education institution is Person 1 attending?

                    Include secondary colleges and senior high schools under ‘Secondary school’.

                    For external, online or correspondence students, mark the type of institution in which they are enrolled.

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                    Select 'Preschool' for a child who attends an early childhood education program. This may be conducted in conjunction with a centre based day care provider.

                    Preschool is a structured, play based learning program, primarily aimed at children in the year or two before they commence full-time schooling.

                    For students attending a combined primary and secondary school (e.g. K-12 school), report the level of schooling based on the year level they are currently attending.

                    For a person currently studying at home because of lockdowns or other COVID-related reasons, select the type of education institution the person usually attends or is enrolled in.

                      Question when respondents select 'Primary school'

                      Educational institution: attendee status example - Primary school response selected

                      Question when respondents select 'Primary school'

                      What type of primary school is Person 1 attending?

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                      Person's primary school type

                      Government

                      Catholic

                      Other non-government

                        More information - Primary school

                        Additional information relating to the question on: What type of education institution is the person attending? Primary school response

                        More information - Primary school

                        What type of primary school is Person 1 attending?

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                        ‘Other non-government’ are independent education institutions, including Anglican schools and other schools which have associations with religious or secular bodies, or are entirely independent.

                          Question when respondents select 'Secondary school'

                          Educational institution: attendee status example - Secondary school response selected

                          Question when respondents select 'Secondary school'

                          What type of secondary school is Person 1 attending?

                          More information

                          Person's secondary school type

                          Government

                          Catholic

                          Other non-government

                            More information - Secondary school

                            Additional information relating to the question on: What type of education institution is the person attending? Secondary school response selected

                            More information - Secondary school

                            What type of secondary school is Person 1 attending?

                            More information

                            ‘Other non-government’ are independent education institutions, including Anglican schools and other schools which have associations with religious or secular bodies, or are entirely independent.

                              Question when respondents select 'Tertiary institution'

                              Educational institution: attendee status example - Tertiary response selected

                              Question when respondents select 'Tertiary institution'

                              What type of education institution is Person 1 attending?

                              Include secondary colleges and senior high schools under ‘Secondary school’.

                              For external, online or correspondence students, mark the type of institution in which they are enrolled.

                              More information

                              Person's type of education institution

                              Preschool

                              Primary school

                              Secondary school

                              Tertiary institution (e.g. University and vocational education and training, including TAFE and private training providers) (selected response)

                              Other education institution

                              What type of tertiary education institution is Person 1 attending?

                              Person's tertiary institution type

                              Vocational education and training (including TAFE and private training providers)

                              University or other higher education

                              How this variable is created

                              This variable is derived using responses captured from the questions for Type of education institution attending, Full-time/part-time student status and the Age indicated on the Census form.

                              History and changes

                              Education institution: attendee status (TYSTAP) was first created for the 2011 Census. 

                              In 2021 the following changes occurred:

                              • Code numbers have been updated to align better with the TYPP variable.
                              • Category names have been updated to reflect changes to the question wording (See TYPP).

                              Also for 2021, primary, secondary and tertiary not further defined fields have been added (categories 29, 39, 61-65) as this question is in two parts on the online form. The not further defined fields will get populated when a person only answers if they are attending an institution but does not specify the type, e.g. Secondary - Catholic.

                              Data use considerations

                              There are no data use considerations for this variable.

                              Related variables and glossary terms

                              • Age (AGEP)
                              • Full-time/part-time student status (STUP)
                              • Type of educational institution attending (TYPP)

                              Other ABS sources