Schools: InBrief mid-year census 2017

This bulletin was originally published 02 May 2018.

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CESE’s Schools: InBrief mid year census, 2017 bulletin summarises the results of the census of students in NSW government schools, and the census of NSW non-government schools undertaken by the Australian Government Department of Education.

The Mid-year Census includes data on NSW Government schools (preschool, primary, secondary, combined, special) and students (age at 1 July, grades, full time, part time, gender, and Aboriginality).


NSW government

Full-time equivalent (FTE) enrolments
Primary enrolments 484,645.0
Secondary enrolments 300,832.8
SSP enrolments 5,562.0
Total enrolments 791,039.8
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
Total A&TSI enrolments 59,214.2
Percent A&TSI enrolments 7.5%
Part-time students
Number of part-time students 1,930.0
FTE enrolments 1,206.8
Preschool students
Number of preschool students 4,442.0
FTE enrolments 2,407.4
NSW government schools
Primary and infants schools 1,606
Central/community schools 66
Secondary schools 401
Schools for specific purposes (SSP) 113
Environmental education centres (EEC) 23
Total government schools 2,209
Preschool attached to primary/infants schools 99
Separate preschools 1
Total preschools 100

NSW non-government

Full-time equivalent (FTE) enrolments
Primary enrolments 206,833.3
Secondary enrolments 210,597.0
Total enrolments 417,430.3
NSW non-government schools
Primary schools 495
Secondary schools 141
Primary/secondary schools 243
Special schools 57
Total non-government schools 936

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