Schools: InBrief mid-year census 2016

This bulletin was originally published 30 June 2017.

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CESE’s Schools: InBrief mid year census, 2016 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 475,073.0
Secondary enrolments 300,069.9
SSP enrolments 5,457.0
Total enrolments 780,599.9
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
Total Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander enrolments 56,580.5
Percent Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander enrolments 7.2%
Part-time students
Number of part-time students 2,173.0
FTE enrolments 1,342.9
Preschool students
Number of preschool students 4,446.0
FTE enrolments 2,395.7
NSW government schools
Primary and infant schools 1,608
Central/community schools 66
Secondary schools 401
Schools for specific purposes (SSPs) 112
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 204,513.5
Secondary enrolments 209,074.2
Total enrolments 413,587.7
NSW non-government schools
Primary schools 494
Secondary schools 142
Primary/secondary schools 239
Special schools 54
Total non-government schools 929

For more information

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