Government schools average class size - Primary classes, February Census, Victoria

A dataset of Government schools average Primary Schools Class Sizes, showing average for Prep to Year 2, Year 3 to Year 6 and overall all classes, from census years 2001 to 2023.

The size of primary class is collected from government schools as part of the February School Census conducted on the last school day of February each year. The data is collected from all Government schools as part of the February census. The size of a class is defined as the number of students that exist in a class grouping. Where schools have varying class sizes the following definition is used: -count the class as that which exists for the majority of the time and -which includes the time spent teaching literacy and numeracy and -which the school community regards as a class grouping. Decisions on the class size profile for a school are made at the school level and take into account a number of factors such as the number of teachers available, the balance of enrolments across year levels and class room availability. Average class size is NOT the same as the student/teacher ratio.

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Published (Metadata Record) 26/08/2021
Last updated 18/01/2024
Organisation Department of Education
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International
Category Education
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