Schools: InBrief mid-year census 2018

This bulletin was originally published 11 July 2019.

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CESE’s Schools: InBrief mid year census, 2018 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 491,043.0
Secondary enrolments 301,315.2
SSP enrolments 5,664.0
Total enrolments
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
Total A&TSI enrolments 61,932.5
Percent A&TSI enrolments 7.8%
Part-time students
Number of part-time students 2,008.0
FTE enrolments 1,253.2
Preschool students
Number of preschool students 4,522.0
FTE enrolments 2,389.7
NSW government schools
Primary and infants schools 1,604
Central/community schools 66
Secondary schools 401
Schools for specific purposes (SSP) 113
Environmental education centres (EEC) 23
Total government schools 2,207
Preschool attached to primary/infants schools 99
Separate preschools 1
Total preschools 100

NSW non-government

Full-time equivalent (FTE) enrolments
Primary enrolments 208,517.2
Secondary enrolments 212,152.5
Total enrolments 420,669.7
NSW non-government schools
Primary schools 502
Secondary schools 144
Primary/secondary schools 245
Special schools 61
Total non-government schools 952

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