Type of Educational Institution Attending (TYPP)

This variable records the type of educational institution each full-time or part-time student is attending. The categories cover pre-school through to university or other tertiary institutions.

The non-response rate for 2011 was 4.4% compared with 4.5% for 2006. The non-response rate for Type of Educational Institution Attending (TYPP) is lower than most Census variables as it is only applicable to persons who answered they are a student at the previous question (question 25 on the Census Household Form). More information is available from the 2011 Census non-response quality statement.

In 2007 the Queensland government introduced a non-compulsory Preparatory year of schooling prior to Year 1. In addition, from 2008 the age of compulsory schooling in Queensland increased by six months so that children must be enrolled in school in the year they will turn six by 30 June. These changes need to be noted when making comparisons of pre-school and infants/primary school attendance over time both at the state and national levels.

This data was captured automatically from mark box responses on the form so the risk of processing error is minimal. In a small proportion of cases (testing has indicated that this is less than 4.0%), respondents provide an incorrect number of responses (for TYPP, respondents are asked to mark only one response). In these cases, responses are accepted in the order they appear on the form and the extra responses are rejected. Sample checks of the data are undertaken to ensure an acceptable level of quality as well as an additional level of checking in the final stages of processing.

Additional sources of information regarding type of educational institution attended can be found in other ABS publications and associated collections. Refer to the Education and Training Statistics home page on the ABS website.

More information on TYPP is available in the 2011 Census Dictionary (cat. no. 2901.0).

Question 25 as it appeared on the 2011 Census Household Form

Image of question 25 from the 2011 Census
A text only version of this question is also available


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