Appendix 2: Sample of services

Data for this evaluation was gathered from 627 services reviewed in Terms 1, 2 and 3, 2012. Table 1 shows the types of services in the overall sample.

Table 1: Service types for overall sample

Service type

Number

Percentage of sample

National percentage [20]

Casual education and care

4

<1

1

Hospital-based service

8

1

<1

Home-based network

27

4

9

Playcentre

67

11

12

Kindergarten

171

27

17

Education and care

350

56

61

Total

627

100

100

The sample is representative of national figures. While kindergartens are over‑represented, and home-based networks and education and care services are under-represented, these differences are not statistically significant.[21]