This directory is a guide to the range of national statistical resources available relating to education and training activity in Australia. It is designed to assist users to identify publicly available data collections, related publications, and other data releases. Collections are surveys, censuses, or administrative by-product datasets from which data is made publicly available. Related publications are relevant published compendiums or analytical reports which may use multiple collections as their source.
The Directory was extensively updated during the March and June quarters of 2007.
The directory covers all recent national ABS statistical collections which have education and training as a direct focus. It also includes a range of other national ABS data collections where the primary focus is not education and training, but which contain data relevant to education and training. Also included are national statistical collections and various publications or statistical series from non-ABS sources that analysts may find useful.
Each collection entry provides a description of the data collection including scope, frequency, methodology, selected data items and contact details for that collection. Details are also provided about publications, and other data releases which may include confidentialised unit record files or special data cubes.
Further information about the ABS National Centre for Education and Training Statistics (NCETS) is available on the ABS Website, from the NCETS Theme page.
National Centre for Education and Training Statistics
Australian Bureau of Statistics