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Report on Government Services 2015

Chapter 4, Volume B

School education

The School education chapter (chapter 4) of the Report on Government Services reports on government funded primary and secondary school education. Some performance indicators are reported for government schools, non-government schools and school education as a whole.

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  • Key Facts
  • Indicator Framework
  • Indicator Results

There were 3.6 million full time equivalent school students enrolled in August 2013, in 9393 schools. Of these, 68.9 per cent of primary students and 59.6 per cent of secondary students were educated in government schools.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students were 6.5 per cent of full time students in government schools and 2.3 per cent of full time students in non-government schools, in 2013.

Recurrent expenditure by Australian, State and Territory governments on school education in 2012-13 was $47.9 billion, of which $36.9 billion was spent on government schools.

The goals for school education included in the Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians are presented in the chapter. These goals are:

Goal 1: Australian schooling promotes equity and excellence.

Goal 2: All young Australians become:

  • successful learners
  • confident and creative individuals
  • active and informed citizens.

The performance indicator framework provides information on equity, efficiency and effectiveness, and distinguishes the outputs and outcomes of school education. The performance indicator framework shows which data are complete and comparable in the 2015 Report.

Indicator Framework

An overview of the School education performance indicator results are presented. Information to assist the interpretation of these data can be found in the indicator interpretation boxes in the School education chapter and attachment tables.

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Equity — Access indicators

Attendance and participation

Year 10 attendance rate, all students, government schools, 2013.

Most recent data for this measure are comparable and complete (chapter 4).

  NSW Vic Qld WA SA Tas ACT NT Aust
% 88 90 87 85 87 87 88 74 ..
Legend: .. Not applicable
Source: Attachment table 4A.197.
Year 10 attendance rate, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, government schools, 2013.

Most recent data for this measure are comparable and complete (chapter 4).

  NSW Vic Qld WA SA Tas ACT NT Aust
% 75 79 76 63 72 81 77 56 ..
Legend: .. Not applicable
Source: Attachment table 4A.198
Proportion of all children aged 6-15 years enrolled in school, 2013.

Most recent data for this measure are comparable and complete (chapter 4).

  NSW Vic Qld WA SA Tas ACT NT Aust
% 99.6 101.0 100.8 98.7 100.8 99.1 110.0 95.0 100.3
Source: Attachment table 4A.183.
Proportion of the population aged 15-19 years who successfully completed at least one Unit of Competency as part of a VET qualification at AQF Certificate II or above, 2012.

Most recent data for this measure are comparable and complete (chapter 4).

  NSW Vic Qld WA SA Tas ACT NT Aust
% 23.6 38.7 28.6 26.0 23.2 34.7 25.9 15.8 28.8
Source: Attachment table 4A.196.

Retention

Apparent retention rate, year 7/8-10, full time secondary students, government schools, 2013.

Most recent data for this measure are comparable and complete (chapter 4).

  NSW Vic Qld WA SA Tas ACT NT Aust
% 102.0 104.3 103.3 105.5 105.5 100.4 106.5 84.6 103.2
Source: Attachment table 4A.186.
Apparent retention rate, year 10-12, full time students, government schools, 2013.

Most recent data for this measure are comparable and complete (chapter 4).

  NSW Vic Qld WA SA Tas ACT NT Aust
% 71.1 78.9 78.7 79.3 83.8 68.4 102.7 67.0 76.7
Source: Attachment table 4A.187.
Apparent retention rate, year 10-12, full time Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, government schools, 2013.

Most recent data for this measure are comparable and complete (chapter 4).

  NSW Vic Qld WA SA Tas ACT NT Aust
% 43.4 58.2 60.0 48.3 73.4 45.3 64.3 50.9 52.3
Source: Attachment table 4A.189.

Efficiency — Inputs per output unit indicators

Recurrent expenditure per student

Government expenditure per FTE student, government schools, 2012-13.

Most recent data for this measure are comparable and complete (chapter 4).

  NSW Vic Qld WA SA Tas ACT NT Aust
$ 15 405 13 787 15 538 18 875 16 191 16 215 21 065 24 769 15 703
Source: Attachment table 4A.13.
Government expenditure per FTE student, non government schools, 2012-13.

Most recent data for this measure are comparable and complete (chapter 4).

  NSW Vic Qld WA SA Tas ACT NT Aust
$ 8754 8322 9070 9680 8580 9194 7352 13 947 8812
Source: Attachment table 4A.15.
Government recurrent expenditure on staff per FTE student in government schools, 2012-13.

Most recent data for this measure are comparable and complete (chapter 4).

  NSW Vic Qld WA SA Tas ACT NT Aust
$ 10 019 8808 9798 11 597 10 590 10 132 12 301 14 321 9987
Source: Attachment table 4A.14.

User cost of capital per student

UCC per FTE student, government schools, 2012-13.

Most recent data for this measure are comparable and complete (chapter 4).

  NSW Vic Qld WA SA Tas ACT NT Aust
$ 2231 2061 2485 3649 1782 1710 4185 2547 2386
Source: Attachment table 4A.20.

Student to staff ratio

Ratio of FTE students to FTE teaching staff, government primary schools, 2013.

Most recent data for this measure are comparable and complete (chapter 4).

  NSW Vic Qld WA SA Tas ACT NT Aust
No. 15.5 15.3 15.8 15.8 14.9 14.6 13.1 12.1 15.4
Source: Attachment table 4A.22.
Ratio of FTE students to FTE teaching staff, government secondary schools, 2013.

Most recent data for this measure are comparable and complete (chapter 4).

  NSW Vic Qld WA SA Tas ACT NT Aust
No. 12.3 12.2 12.6 12.0 13.2 13.2 11.9 11.0 12.4
Source: Attachment table 4A.22.

Outcome indicators

Learning outcomes

NAPLAN Reading performance
Proportion of all year 3 students achieving at or above national minimum standard, 2014.

Most recent data for this measure are comparable and complete (chapter 4).

  NSW Vic Qld WA SA Tas ACT NT Aust
% 94.7 ±0.3 94.6 ±0.4 93.4 ±0.5 91.8 ±0.7 91.8 ±0.9 92.1 ±1.1 95.4 ±1.1 67.0 ±6.6 93.5 ±1.6
Source: Attachment table 4A.36.
Proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander year 3 students achieving at or above national minimum standard, 2014.

Most recent data for this measure are comparable and complete (chapter 4).

  NSW Vic Qld WA SA Tas ACT NT Aust
% 83.2 ±1.5 85.3 ±2.7 80.3 ±2.0 63.1 ±3.5 69.6 ±4.5 88.1 ±3.5 83.4 ±6.7 34.1 ±6.6 74.7 ±1.6
Source: Attachment table 4A.36.
Proportion of all year 9 students achieving at or above national minimum standard, 2014.

Most recent data for this measure are comparable and complete (chapter 4).

  NSW Vic Qld WA SA Tas ACT NT Aust
% 92.6 ±0.6 93.3 ±0.6 91.3 ±0.8 92.9 ±1.0 90.3 ±1.6 90.5 ±1.8 93.9 ±1.9 68.8 ±9.1 92.1 ±0.4
Source: Attachment table 4A.36.
Proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander year 9 students achieving at or above national minimum standard, 2014.

Most recent data for this measure are comparable and complete (chapter 4).

  NSW Vic Qld WA SA Tas ACT NT Aust
% 77.3 ±1.9 81.8 ±3.2 72.7 ±2.8 65.9 ±4.5 70.9 ±4.3 82.5 ±3.7 79.4 ±8.3 33.7 ±9.7 71.2 ±1.6
Source: Attachment table 4A.36.
NAPLAN Numeracy performance
Proportion of all year 3 students achieving at or above national minimum standard, 2014.

Most recent data for this measure are comparable and complete (chapter 4).

  NSW Vic Qld WA SA Tas ACT NT Aust
% 95.4 ±0.3 95.5 ±0.4 94.6 ±0.4 93.8 ±0.6 93.2 ±0.8 94.5 ±0.8 96.5 ±1.0 73.0 ±6.2 94.6 ±0.2
Source: Attachment table 4A.108.
Proportion of all year 3 students achieving at or above national minimum standard, 2014.

Most recent data for this measure are comparable and complete (chapter 4).

  NSW Vic Qld WA SA Tas ACT NT Aust
% 84.8 ±1.4 88.5 ±3.0 82.4 ±2.1 70.5 ±3.6 71.7 ±5.1 92.5 ±3.0 88.1 ±5.9 43.0 ±6.8 78.2 ±1.4
Source: Attachment table 4A.108.
Proportion of all year 9 students achieving at or above national minimum standard, 2014.

Most recent data for this measure are comparable and complete (chapter 4).

  NSW Vic Qld WA SA Tas ACT NT Aust
% 94.5 ±0.5 94.8 ±0.6 94.2 ±0.6 94.7 ±0.9 92.6 ±1.4 93.5 ±1.4 94.9 ±1.7 74.2 ±7.8 94.1 ±0.3
Source: Attachment table 4A.108.
Proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander year 9 students achieving at or above national minimum standard, 2014.

Most recent data for this measure are comparable and complete (chapter 4).

  NSW Vic Qld WA SA Tas ACT NT Aust
% 81.1 ±1.8 83.3 ±3.0 77.8 ±2.6 74.2 ±4.4 73.2 ±4.0 86.2 ±3.6 82.8 ±8.5 44.1 ±8.5 76.2 ±1.5
Source: Attachment table 4A.108.
Civics and citizenship performance
Proportion of year 6 students achieving at or above proficient standard, 2013.

Most recent data for this measure are comparable and complete (chapter 4).

  NSW Vic Qld WA SA Tas ACT NT Aust
% 56 ±4.8 58 ±5.5 45 ±4.8 44 ±5.8 43 ±6.0 46 ±5.5 64 ±6.0 26 ±8.4 52 ±2.4
Source: Attachment table 4A.149.
Proportion of year 10 students achieving at or above proficient standard, 2013.

Most recent data for this measure are comparable and complete (chapter 4).

  NSW Vic Qld WA SA Tas ACT NT Aust
% 51 ±5.7 48 ±6.2 35 ±4.1 44 ±6.0 35 ±5.7 32 ±6.0 48 ±6.9 20 ±7.0 44 ±2.6
Source: Attachment table 4A.149.
International Computer and Information Literacy Study (ICILS)
Mean scores of year 8 students in IEA International Computer and Information Literacy Study (ICILS) testing, 2013.

Most recent data for this measure are comparable and complete (chapter 4).

  NSW Vic Qld WA SA Tas ACT NT Aust
% 545.6 ±9.0 552.9 ±8.0 522.8 ±11.6 543.5 ±6.9 545.2 ±9.4 529.2 ±12.7 548.6 ±11.0 530.8 ±11.4 541.6 ±4.5
Source: Attachment table 4A.181.

Completion

Year 12 completion rate, 2013.

This indicator has multiple measures and data comparability and completeness vary (chapter 4).

  NSW Vic Qld WA SA Tas ACT NT Aust
% 72 81 69 73 82 47 82 39 74
Source: Attachment table 4A.191.

Destination

Proportion of 15-24 year old school leavers fully participating in education and/or training, or employment, 2013.

Most recent data for this measure are comparable and complete (chapter 4).

  NSW Vic Qld WA SA Tas ACT NT Aust
% 73.8 ±1.8 73.6 ±2.3 68.1 ±3.0 74.2 ±3.7 75.1 ±4.1 62.4 ±8.0 79.0 ±7.3 76.7 ±11.9 72.6 ±1.0
Source: Attachment table 4A.193.

Some results reported here include 95 per cent confidence intervals (for example, 80 per cent ± 2.7 per cent).

No results found.