Appendix 3: Sample of early learning services

Table 1: Service type

Service Type Number of services in sample Percentage of services in sample National percentage of services[8]
Casual Education and Care  1 <1% <1%
Education and Care  237 65% 62%
Playcentre 29 8% 10%
Kindergarten 54 15% 16%
Home‑based Education and Care 40 11% 12%
Hospital‑based Education and Care 1 <1% <1%
Total 362 100% 100%

As shown in Table 1, this sample was representative of national figures.[9]

Table 2: Location

Location[10] Number of services in sample Percentage of services in sample National percentage of services
Main Urban  261 72% 75%
Secondary Urban  20 6% 6%
Minor Urban  45 10% 11%
Rural 36 10% 8%
Total 362 100% 100%

As shown in Table 2, this sample was closely representative of national figures.



[8] National percentage of services as at 30 November 2018.

[9] The differences between observed and expected values in Tables 1 and 2 were tested using a Chi square test.

[10] Main urban areas have a population greater than 30,000; secondary urban areas have a population between 10,000 and 29,999; minor urban areas have a population between 1000 and 9,999; and rural areas have a population less than 1000.