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Table 2 Average annual liquor licences per 100 schools and annual licence totals, by type of school and year level; percentage distributions of length of licence and whether children present at events for which licence was held—selected Australian states

From: Liquor licences issued to Australian schools

State
Year
New South Wales
2014
Victoria
2013
Queensland
2012
Western Australia
2014
Total
  Average annual licences per 100 schoolsa (annual licence totals in parentheses)
Type of school      
 Catholic 1.5 (9) 30.0 (146) 133.7 (393) 21.6 (35) 38.1 (583)
 Independent 1.8 (6) 65.0 (134) 115.4 (210) 62.6 (87) 50.9 (437)
 Public 0.4 (8) 19.3 (294) 39.5 (489) 0.8 (6) 14.0 (797)
Year levels      
 Primary 0.4 (9) 23.0 (357) 50.3 (580) 6.5 (44) 18.0 (990)
 Secondary 1.6 (8) 21.1 (71) 73.5 (186) 1.9 (2) 22.1 (267)
 Combined 1.3 (6) 44.1 (146) 105.5 (326) 27.5 (82) 40.1 (560)
 State Total 0.7 (23) 25.9 (574) 63.7 (1,092) 11.9 (128) 22.5 (1,817)
Length of licence Percentage distribution
 1 day Not available 87.2 93.3 72.7  
 2-14 days   4.9 5.9 25.0  
 More than 14 days   7.8 0.8 2.3  
 Total   100.0 100.0 100.0  
Children presentb Percentage distribution
 Yes Not available 31.5 60.9 Not  
 No   68.5 39.1 available  
 Total   100.0 100.0   
  1. a. 100*(Total number of licences)/(Total number of schools). Number of schools in New South Wales 2014, Victoria 2013, Queensland 2012 and Western Australia 2014 sourced from Australian Bureau of Statistics 2015. Schools, Australia, 2014, catalogue number 4221.0,\Canberra. The ‘Combined’ year level includes P–12 with pre-schools, kindergartens and early-learning centres, and all special schools.
  2. b. Victoria: outside events assumed to have children present; Queensland: coding of qualitative text.
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