Victoria 1992-1998 Public Versus Private

The Following Figures Illustrate The Result Of Favoured Funding Of Private Schools By The Kennett Government During The Period 1992 To 1999


                 1992                1998                 1992                  1998
PUPILS            533,909              521,413               253,713               265,987
SCHOOLS                2,013                  1,644                      687                      685
TEACHING STAFF              40,550                33,762                  16,192                  17,631
STUDENT/TEACHER STAFF RATIO FULL TIME EQUIVALENTS:        
PRIMARY                      15.8                       18.2                         19.6                           18.7
SECONDARY                      10.8                       12.7                         13.0                           12.6
COMBINED (TOTAL)                      13.2                       15.4                         15.7                            15.1
RETENTION RATES TO YEAR 12                       77.9                        69.1                         86.8                            88.3
SCHOOL STAFF: AREA OF ACTIVITY:                         
TEACHING STAFF              40,550                33,762                  16,192                  17,631
SPECIALIST SUPPORT STAFF                   549                     504                       316                       421
ADMINISTRATION AND CLERICAL                 5,185                  6,733                    3,037                    3,783
BUILDING OPERATIONS                    164                     112                       882                       965
TOTAL SCHOOL STAFF               46,447                41,111                   20,427                  22,800
NON-SCHOOL STAFF        
EXECUTIVE                       86                     103               UNKNOWN                UNKNOWN
SPECIALIST SUPPORT STAFF                     179                       83                   UNKNOWN              UNKNOWN
ADMINISTRATION AND CLERICAL STAFF                 1,325                     737              UNKNOWN              UNKNOWN
BUILDINGS                        4                      -              UNKNOWN              UNKNOWN
TOTAL                 1,593                                   923              UNKNOWN              UNKNOWN
% SHARE OF PUPIL POPULATION        
PRIMARY                      70.3%                    69.5%                  29.7%                    30.5%
SECONDARY                      64.8%                    62.1%                  35.2%                    37.9%
TOTAL                      67.8%                    66.2%                  32.2%                    33.8%