Indigenous statistics for early childhood, education and training

Statistics and information (Source: Queensland Department of Education and Training)

On the Statistics and information site the Department of Education and Training provides a range of annual statistics and demographic information about Queensland state schools and students.

On this site you will find Indigenous student information on:

  • enrolments by region and year levels
  • attendance rates by year levels and regions
  • school disciplinary absences.

My School (Source: Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority)

My School is an online tool to help educators and communities understand what is happening in schools across Australia. The site is designed to make it easy for users to access data and share information on things such as a school’s profile, academic performance, funding sources and financials.

On this site you will find annual information on:

  • proportion of Indigenous student enrolments by school
  • Indigenous student attendance rate by school.

Schools Australia (Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics)

The Schools Australia (cat. No. 4221.0) Australian Bureau of Statistics annual publication contains statistics on students, schools, and staff involved in the provision or administration of primary and secondary education, in government and non-government schools, for all Australian states and territories.

On this site you will find information on:

  • number and proportion of Indigenous students reported by state, year, and schooling sector
  • apparent retention rate of Indigenous students reported by sex and state.

National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy (Source: Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority)

The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is an annual assessment for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. NAPLAN tests the sorts of skills that are essential for children to progress through school and life, such as reading, writing, spelling and numeracy. The assessments are undertaken nationwide every year, in the second full week in May.

On this site you will find information on:

  • NAPLAN participation and results of Indigenous students by jurisdiction, domain, year level and year.

Next Steps Destinations Surveys (Source: Queensland Department of Education and Training)

The Queensland Government's statewide Next Steps Destinations surveys collect information annually about the initial study and employment destinations of young people after leaving school, including Year 12 completers and early school leavers.

On this site you will find statewide and regional information on Indigenous early school leavers and Year 12 completers:

  • main destination reported by year and region
  • field of study if in education or training
  • industry, occupational group and hours worked if in employment, reported by sex
  • Socioeconomic status.

Report on Government Services - Indigenous compendium (Source: Australian Government Productivity Commission)

The annual Report on Government Services (RoGS) by the Australian Government Productivity Commission provides information on the equity, effectiveness and efficiency of government services in Australia.

On this site detailed analysis of performance indicators, equity, effectiveness and outcomes within the following service areas are covered at a state level:

  • early childhood education and care
  • school education
  • vocational education and training.

Know your community: Key insights into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders (Source: Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships)

Know your community is a tool which enables you to build a community profile containing data and key insights into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders and the communities they live in from the 2011 Census.

On this site you will find information on the following, reported by location or region:

  • highest level of schooling completed
  • non-school qualifications
  • work, study or training status
  • population, work, income, and housing information.

Australian Bureau of Statistics

The Australian Bureau of Statistics presents counts from the 2011 Census of Population and Housing for people who both identified as being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander origin and were counted in the Census.

On this site you will find information on:

  • type of educational institution attending by age
  • highest year of school completed by age
  • non-school qualifications by age
  • other population and housing characteristics.

Last reviewed
22  July 2015
Last updated
22  July 2015​