Census 2016

2016 Non-Government Schools Census

The Department of Education and Training (the Department) conducts a school Census on the first Friday of August each year. In 2016, the Census will be conducted on Friday 5th August. The Census collects information on students and staff from all non-government schools. 

The purpose of the Census is to contribute to the calculation of the annual entitlement in respect of schools receiving Australian Government Recurrent Funding in line with the Australian Education Act 2013 (the Act) and Australian Education Regulation 2013 (Regulation). 

Census data also forms part of the National Schools Statistics Collection, the official statistical description of Schooling in Australia; and part of the school’s profile published by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority on the ‘My School’ website.
Importantly, the Census does not record data for the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data (NCCD) on Students with Disability (SWD).  The definition of SWD for the Census is different to NCCD.  

Census data must be reported in accordance with the 2016 Census Guidelines and Instructions.

Staff entering or declaring the Census must have the appropriate access via Schools Service Point (SSP). It is advisable staff apply for or update COI access on SSP immediately.

For assistance with the Census Guidelines or reporting requirements, contact Recurrent Assistance for Schools on 1800 677 027 option 1, and then option 3 or email grantsanddata.help@education.gov.au.

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Census Guidelines and other helpful documents:


COI 2016 Guidelines

2016 Census Guidelines

2016 Census Instructions

2016 Special Circumstances Instructions and Application Form

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