Key financial performance indicators for schools

Table 1: Proportion of schools with operating surplus, by school sector (2012 to 2014)
Notes:
  1. Private schools are excluded.
  2. Only schools that provided their financial information in the last 3 consecutive years are included.
Operating Surplus All Schools Primary Schools  Secondary Schools Other Schools
(%) (%) (%) (%)
One year of operating surplus 28.3 29.4 24.0 21.6
Two years of operating surplus 31.2 30.9 33.4 21.6
Three years of operating surplus 26.5 25.5 29.3 48.7
Operating surplus in 2012 55.7 55.2 56.8 67.5
Operating surplus in 2013 55.6 54.3 59.3 79.0
Operating surplus in 2014 59.0 57.9 63.4 65.8

Table 2: Proportion of Schools with specified working capital ratio, by school sector (2014)
Note:
  1. Private schools are excluded.
Working Capital Ratio Schools                   
All
(%)
Primary
(%)
Secondary
(%)
Other
(%)
< 1 6.0 5.3 9.3 2.6
< 2.0 41.5 38.8 56.2 7.9
< 3.0 26.6 27.8 20.5 34.2
3.0 + 26.0 28.2 14.0 55.3

Table 3: Public equity, by school sector (2012 to 2014)
Note:
  1. Private schools are excluded.
  2. Real amounts are calculated based on 2012 price levels.
$million All Schools Primary Schools Secondary Schools Other Schools
Nominal Real Nominal Real Nominal Real Nominal Real
2012 1,790 1,790 944 944 786 786 60 60
2013 1,849 1,829 966 955 819 810 64 63
2014 (est.) 1,944 1,898 1,007 983 867 847 69 67