Picture chapter, Education and learning, now online
15 Mar 2012
The latest release of A picture of NSW children, Education and learning, is now online at picture.kids.nsw.gov.au/5/11/1/.
- Almost 3,000 schools and more than 1 million students in NSW, with 55.5% primary school students and 44.5% secondary school students.
- In 2010, 74.5% of students who started Year 10 continued on to Year 12.
- In 2010, most NSW students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 were at or above the national minimum standard in reading, writing, spelling, grammar and punctuation and numeracy.
- In 2006, just over two in every 100 15 year olds in NSW were educationally deprived. While this is better than the OECD average of 3.5 in every 100, it is close to five times higher than the equivalent figure for Iceland and Germany.
Along with key statistics, this chapter describes young children’s transition to primary school; school enrolment, attendance and engagement in education; school suspension; academic achievement; educational deprivation; quality of school life; subjects studied; and pathways after leaving school, with the data drawn from existing collections. Established state, national or international measures are reported.
Some additional information is provided to fill data gaps identified through the work of the NSW Commission for Children and Young People.
Coming soon: Children and crime.
A picture of NSW children is an online databook produced in collaboration with the UNSW Social Policy Research Centre and can be accessed online at www.picture.kids.nsw.gov.au. It brings together information about the lives of more than 1.6 million children in NSW, from a range of major data sources.