Schools: InBrief mid-year census 2015

This bulletin was originally published 28 September 2016.

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CESE’s Schools: InBrief mid year census, 2015 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 465,767.0
Secondary enrolments 300,871.1
SSP enrolments 5,340.0
Total enrolments 771,978.1
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
Total Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander enrolments 54,150.4
Percent Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander enrolments 7.0%
Part-time students
Number of part-time students 2,220.0
FTE enrolments 1,404.1
Preschool students
Number of preschool students 4,278.0
FTE enrolments 2,306.6
NSW government schools
Primary and infant schools 1,606
Central/community schools 66
Secondary schools 401
Schools for specific purposes (SSPs) 113
Environmental education centres (EECs) 23
Total government schools 2,209
Preschools attached to primary/infant schools 99
Separate preschools 1
Total preschools 100

NSW non-government

Full-time equivalent (FTE) enrolments
Primary enrolments 202,917.8
Secondary enrolments 206,709.4
Total enrolments 409,627.2
NSW non-government schools
Primary schools 494
Secondary schools 143
Primary/secondary schools 239
Special schools 52
Total non-government schools 928

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