Schools and students – 2011 statistical bulletin

This bulletin was originally published 30 January 2013.

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Every year, CESE publishes a snapshot of data collected across NSW government schools. The 2011 statistical bulletin presents tables about NSW schools and students. Data is from the census of both government and non-government students, undertaken in August 2011.

Summary

The Statisitcal Bulletin 2011 reports data from:

  • the census of students in NSW government schools undertaken on Friday 5 August 2011
  • the census of students of language background other than English in government schools undertaken on Friday 11 March 2011
  • the census of non-government schools undertaken by the Commonwealth Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations on Friday 5 August 2011.
NSW government schools
Primary schools 1,613
Separate infants schools 17
Central/community schools 67
Secondary schools 398
Schools for Specific Purposes (SSP) 113
Environmental Education Centres (EEC) 23
Total government schools 2,231
Preschools attached to primary/infants schools 99
Separate preschools 1
Total preschools 100
NSW non-government schools
Primary schools 499
Secondary schools 155
Primary/secondary schools 228
Special schools 34
Total non-government schools 916
Full-time equivalent (FTE) enrolments in NSW government schools
Primary enrolments 433,873
Secondary enrolments 306,893.2
SSP enrolments 4,774
Total enrolments 750,540.2
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
Total Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander enrolments 45,184
Percentage of total Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander enrolments 6.1%
Part-time students (Year 11-12 only)
Number of part-time students 1,915
FTE enrolments 1,148.2
Preschool students
Number of preschool students 4,416
FTE enrolments 2,484.9
Students from language background other than English (LBOTE)
LBOTE enrolments in government schools 224,794
LBOTE enrolments as percentage of total enrolments 29.6%

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