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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 3 Hansard (23 October) . . Page.. 4116..


Student numbers

(Question No 965)

Mr Pratt

asked the Minister for Education, Youth and Family Services, upon notice, on 24 September 2003:

In relation to student numbers and further to your reply to Question on notice No 470:

Have any of the figures changed in the response to Question on notice No 470 regarding the number of (a) government students and (b) non-government students enrolled in Canberra schools;

Can the Minister provide a detailed list of the number of students at each and every government and non-government school in Canberra in primary schools, high schools and colleges;

How many (a) male and (b) female teachers are currently working in government schools (broken down into individual schools);

How many (a) male and (b) female teachers are currently working in non-government schools (broken down into individual schools);

How many IT specialists are employed in (a) government schools and (b) non-government schools (broken down into individual schools);

How many bursars are employed in (a) government schools and (b) non-government schools (broken down into individual schools).

Ms Gallagher

: The answer to Mr Pratt's question is:

The student enrolment figures for government schools have changed since February 2003. The figures for February 2003 are the official figures used for school staffing and have been subjected to the department's enrolment audit process. The August 2003 figures are collected for reporting to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and have not been subjected to the same level of audit as the previous figures.

For non-government schools, the figures supplied previously were the February 2002 census figures as the February 2003 census figures were not available. As with government schools, the August 2003 figures are collected for ABS reporting purposes.

The August 2003 figures collected for ABS reporting are:

Government Schools

Non-Government Schools

Primary

20,212

11,524

High

10,326

8,964

College

5,874

3,219

Special

327

In August 2003, the numbers of teachers (FTE) in government schools and school support centres were:


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