Schools: InBrief mid-year census 2019

This bulletin was originally published 27 August 2020.

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CESE’s Schools: InBrief mid year census, 2019 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, central/community and special) and students (age at 1 July, grades, full-time, part-time, gender and Aboriginality).


NSW Government

Full-time equivalent (FTE) enrolments
Primary enrolments 493,608.0
Secondary enrolments 306,327.8
SSP enrolments 5,737.0
Total enrolments 805,672.8
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
Total Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander enrolments 64,692.5
Percent Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander enrolments 8.0%
Part-time students
Number of part-time students 1,698
FTE enrolments 1,109.8
Preschool students
Number of preschool students 4,316
FTE enrolments 2,294.5
NSW government schools
Primary and infant schools 1,605
Central/community schools 68
Secondary schools 399
Schools for specific purposes (SSPs) 115
Environmental education centres (EECs) 23
Total government schools 2,210
Preschools attached to primary/infant schools 99
Separate preschools 1
Total preschools 100

NSW non-government

Full-time equivalent (FTE) enrolments
Primary enrolments 210,409.3
Secondary enrolments 215,581.7
Total enrolments 425,991.0
NSW non-government schools
Primary schools 499
Secondary schools 144
Primary/secondary schools 249
Special schools 59
Total non-government schools 951

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