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National Report on Schooling in Australia


The Secretary
Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs
PO Box 202, Carlton South, Vic. 3053
Telephone (03) 9639 0588
Facsimile (03) 9639 1790
Email mceetya@curriculum.edu.au
Website http://www.mceetya.edu.au/mceetya/


The annual National Report on Schooling in Australia (ANR) is published by the Ministerial Council on Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs (MCEETYA) through its Secretariat. The aim of the ANR is to detail the scope of schooling in Australia and describe the activities of the sector, monitor the effects and progress of policy initiatives, and detail the source, volume and direction of education finances. The report is delivered to Australian parliaments to inform policy makers and the Australian public.


The ANR is a compilation of data provided by state and federal education agencies, both through the finance and non-finance National Schools Statistics Collections, and from specialist work commissioned or delivered by MCEETYA itself.

Reference Period

Annual publication.

Frequency of Collection

Not applicable.

Method of collection

The ANR collates data provided by the finance and non-finance NSSC agencies, the MCEETYA Secretariat, and other providers. The other sources include NCVER vocational education data, and ABS social surveys.


Release schedule

Reports are published on the website progressively. The intention is to publish the complete ANR by August or September of the year following the reference year.


All issues of the ANR from 2000 on are available online from the ANR homepage of the MCEETYA website, http://www.mceetya.edu.au/mceetya/. Some printed and bound copies are provided to key education stakeholders, and to federal and state ministers of education.


Data are available for Australia, the states and mainland territories, and some sub-state characteristics for selected items.

Data Service

The ANR and other data are available on the MCEETYA website, http://www.mceetya.edu.au/mceetya/.

Other information

As well as the ANR, MCEETYA publishes a large number of other reports on school related issues and specific school education research.


The ANR is divided into four parts, in which statistical data are provided against agreed reporting frameworks.

Part A: Highlights
Ch. 1: Highlights and Future Directions

Part B: The Provision of Schooling in Australia
Ch. 2: The Context of Australian Schooling
Ch. 3: Resourcing Australia's Schools

Part C: The Progress of Australian Schools in Meeting the National Goals
Ch. 4: Measuring the Performance of Australian Schools
Ch. 5: Participation and Attainment
Ch. 6: Literacy and Numeracy
Ch. 7: Science
Ch. 8: Information and Communication Technology
Ch. 9: Civics and Citizenship
Ch. 10: Vocational Education
Ch. 11: Indigenous Education

Part D: Index and Appendices
Ch. 12: Additional Statistics on Australian Schooling
Ch. 13: Glossary and Acronyms

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