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VIC DET - School Zones - Single Sex Schools (Polygon) 2020

This dataset presents the school zones for single sex schools in Victoria for the year of 2020.

All public primary and secondary schools, including Prep/Foundation to Year 9 and multi-campus schools have enrolment zones. This does not include schools with specific enrolment criteria including English Language Schools and Select Entry Schools. Specialist schools also do not have zones and have special enrolment criteria.

Designated neighbourhood schools are generally the public school within closest proximity to the student’s permanent residential address, unless the Minister for Education or Regional Director has restricted the zone of the school. Closest proximity is calculated as the nearest school by straight line distance in metropolitan areas (including Geelong, Ballarat and Bendigo), or the nearest school by shortest practical route (in regional areas). Zones were produces in Datum 1994 VicGrid projection (EPSG: 3111) using locations that represent the front of the school or driveway access. Voronoi polygons define the measure of straight line distance and calculations using road classes 0 to 7 in the VicMap road network layer were used to define the measure of shortest practical route.

The zones of schools defined as metropolitan have taken preference over the zones of regional schools where they interface. A small number of zones have been restricted by the Minister for Education to support schools in managing their enrolments. Some schools zones have been aligned with structural and geographic barriers recognising the significant accessibility issues they impose. School enrolment zones are reviewed annually and updated as government school provision changes. The school zone dataset is comprised of distinct map layers for primary schools and for each year of secondary school, acknowledging the different year levels offered by schools.

For more information please visit the Victorian Government Data Portal or the Find My School website.

Please note:

  • The Victorian school zone layers can be used in conjunction with the Victorian school location layers.

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Field Value
Last Updated June 28, 2022, 04:47 (UTC)
Created June 28, 2022, 04:47 (UTC)
ADP ID datasource-VIC_Govt_DET-UoM_AURIN_DB:vic_det_school_zone_single_sex_schools_2020
Access Level Open Access
Aggregation Level NA
Attribute List Boundary Year, Campus Name, Entitiy Code, Geometry, School Name, Unique Identifier, Year Level
Attribution Government of Victoria - Department of Education and Training, (2019): VIC DET - School Zones - Single Sex Schools (Polygon) 2020; accessed from AURIN on [date of access].
Coordinate Ref. System EPSG:4283 (GDA_1994)
Copyright Notice © Government of Victoria - Department of Education and Training 2019.
Geometry Field wkb_geometry
Key ogc_fid
Type dataset
spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[140.96, -39.16], [149.98, -39.16], [149.98, -33.98], [140.96, -33.98], [140.96, -39.16]]]}