Report

Schools Australia 2007

1 Mar 2008
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This report presents the results of the 2007 Schools Census, which found that, over the past decade, the retention rate of those students who went on to attend Year 12 increased from 72% to 74%. The number of full-time students attending government schools grew by 1.7%, while the number of students attending non-government schools increased by 21.9%.This report presents the results of the 2007 Schools Census, which found that, over the past decade, the retention rate of those students who went on to attend Year 12 increased from 72% to 74%. The number of full-time students attending government schools grew by 1.7% (from 2,230,052 to 2,268,377), while the number of students attending non-government schools increased by 21.9% (from 941,572 to 1,148,146).

Since 2002, there has been a 48% increase in Indigenous students in senior secondary schooling (21,546 Indigenous full-time students in Years 10-12 in 2007, up from 14,538 in 2002).

The 2007 annual snapshot also found:

• More than half (53%) of Year 12 students were female

• Over the decade, the proportion of 17 year-olds enrolled full-time increased from 61% to 63%

• Just over 40% of students attending school part-time in 2007 were in Year 12

• There was an average of 15.9 students per teacher (full-time equivalents) in primary schools, and 12.1 in secondary schools. A decade earlier the respective student/teacher ratios were 17.9 and 12.8

• Over the decade, the proportion of men who were school teachers (full-time equivalents) in primary schools declined from 23% to around 20%, and from 47% to 43% in secondary schools.

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