Schools: InBrief mid-year census 2012

This bulletin was originally published 29 April 2013.

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CESE’s Schools: InBrief mid year census, 2012 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 438,681.0
Secondary enrolments 304,632.1
SSP enrolments 4,921.0
Total enrolments 748,234.1
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
Total Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander enrolments 47,086.8
Percent Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander enrolments 6.3%
Part-time students
Number of part-time students 2,288
FTE enrolments 1,360.1
Preschool students
Number of preschool students 4,424
FTE enrolments 2,460.7
NSW government schools
Primary schools 1,605
Separate infants schools 17
Central/community schools 67
Secondary schools 398
Schools for specific purposes (SSPs) 113
Environmental education centres (EECs) 23
Total government schools 2,223
Preschools attached to primary/infants schools 99
Separate preschools 1
Total preschools 100

NSW non-government

Full-time equivalent (FTE) enrolments
Primary enrolments 194,631.4
Secondary enrolments 196,124.8
Total enrolments 390,756.2
NSW non-government schools
Primary schools 490
Secondary schools 145
Primary/secondary schools 237
Special schools 41
Total non-government schools 913

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