Average Ages per School Year in Australia

The Average Age for starting school in Australia is between 5 years 0 months and 5 years 6 months.

Average Ages per School Year in Australia
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Ages and Years of Schooling for Australian Children in 2016

The average ages of Year 3 children in Australia, at the time of the 2016 annual NAPLAN tests (May 2016), were:

State /  Territory Average age Years of schooling Average Age starting school
NSW 8yrs 6mths 3yrs 4mths 5yrs 2mths
Vic 8yrs 8mths 3yrs 4mths 5yrs 4mths
Qld 8yrs 5mths 3yrs 4mths 5yrs 1mths
WA 8yrs 4mths 3yrs 4mths 5yrs 0mths
SA 8yrs 6mths 3yrs 4mths 5yrs 2mths
Tas 8yrs 10mths 3yrs 4mths 5yrs 6mths
ACT 8yrs 7mths 3yrs 4mths 5yrs 3mths
NT 8yrs 5mths 3yrs 4mths 5yrs 1mths

and they had each completed 3 years and 4 months of Schooling, at that time.
The ages per State were all similar for year 5 and year 7, but there is one noticeable change for the Year 9 group in 2016
This would be due to Queensland not having had a year of schooling before year 1 in the earlier years, with the average age of a year 9 student in Queensland having started schooling at an about 5 years and 11 months, while it is now an average of 5 years and 1 month.

Year 9 children 


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State /  Territory Average age Years of schooling Average Age starting school
NSW 14yrs 7mths 9yrs 4mths 5yrs 3mths
Vic 14yrs 9mths 9yrs 4mths 5yrs 5mths
Qld 14yrs 3mths 8yrs 4mths 5yrs 11mths
WA 14yrs 4mths 9yrs 4mths 5yrs 0mths
SA 14yrs 6mths 9yrs 4mths 5yrs 2mths
Tas 14yrs 10mths 9yrs 4mths 5yrs 6mths
ACT 14yrs 7mths 9yrs 4mths 5yrs 3mths
NT 14yrs 5mths 9yrs 4mths 5yrs 1mths

 

Average Age starting school in Australia

 

State /  Territory Average Age starting school
NSW 5yrs 2mths
Vic 5yrs 4mths
Qld 5yrs 1mths
WA 5yrs 0mths
SA 5yrs 2mths
Tas 5yrs 6mths
ACT 5yrs 3mths
NT 5yrs 1mths



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thanks a lot this really helped with my maths assignment!