TABLE 5.7 - PROFILE OF STUDENTS THAT ATTENDED THE 2004/05 ACADEMIC YEAR BY RURAL AND URBAN AREAS AND BY DISTRICT
(% among 5 years and older attending primary, pre secondary or secondary)
                                     
2000/2001                 2004/2005    
National National Rural Urban Districts
            Aileu Ainaro Baucau Bobonaro Cova Lima Dili Ermera Lautem Liquiçá Manufahi Manatuto Oecussi Viqueque
Primary
Public school 86.5 85.6 86.6 82.5 88.8 93.4 55.3 94.6 93.4 82.5 96.2 91.2 93.3 90.9 80.1 89.1 90.4
Language Portuguese 8.4 81.6 80.7 84.2 97.4 76.1 69.4 71.5 83.6 87.5 93.9 69.1 93.7 69.1 93.2 68.7 94.1
Language Tetum 51.8 13.9 15.6 9.0 1.4 16.6 28.7 25.5 13.5 4.8 0.3 27.9 2.7 16.2 3.3 28.5 5.9
Language Bahasa Indonesian 39.7 3.8 2.9 6.3 0.0 7.3 1.9 0.8 2.8 7.1 4.5 3.1 1.5 14.7 0.6 2.8 0.0
Absenteeism (days) 2.0 0.9 1.1 0.4 0.9 0.3 1.9 0.3 0.3 0.1 1.3 1.2 1.4 0.3 1.2 1.7 1.2
Homework (hours per week) 1.9 3.0 2.3 4.8 2.5 1.9 2.3 1.3 1.3 5.9 2.2 3.8 2.9 2.0 2.7 0.9 3.4
Walking to school 98.1 97.4 99.5 91.3 100.0 100.0 97.9 99.9 99.5 88.6 98.9 99.8 99.1 99.9 100.0 98.8 100.0
By car to school 0.4 2.2 0.4 7.2 0.0 0.0 2.1 0.1 0.3 9.5 1.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.0
Travel time (one-way, minutes) 24.2 27.9 30.1 21.8 42.4 30.1 24.0 30.7 25.8 22.3 31.8 18.2 39.0 25.6 29.7 39.5 23.3
Pre secondary
Public school 73.6 78.2 81.7 71.8 77.4 80.4 79.1 86.1 93.9 70.4 71.1 73.8 80.6 87.2 89.9 75.2 75.7
Language Portuguese 4.1 64.8 64.4 65.5 76.8 56.0 29.5 61.0 79.7 67.6 93.7 53.4 98.7 58.0 83.0 38.6 91.6
Language Tetum 29.9 8.7 10.1 6.1 0.0 10.4 21.9 28.8 8.8 2.8 0.0 8.9 0.0 2.0 4.0 27.5 0.0
Language Bahasa Indonesian 66.1 26.1 24.9 28.2 23.2 33.7 48.6 6.2 11.5 29.6 6.3 37.7 1.3 39.1 10.1 33.9 8.4
Absenteeism (days) 1.9 0.5 0.7 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.7 0.6 0.4 0.1 2.2 0.3 1.0 0.2 1.1 1.1 0.6
Homework (hours per week) 2.9 3.5 3.1 4.3 4.1 2.7 3.2 1.5 1.9 4.9 3.3 3.1 2.9 2.8 5.4 1.5 7.3
Walking to school 80.5 83.2 91.2 68.4 100.0 100.0 66.0 93.4 98.8 59.0 95.9 94.1 93.0 99.7 97.7 91.3 94.5
By car to school 1.7 14.0 7.4 26.2 0.0 0.0 31.1 1.8 0.5 34.4 4.1 5.9 7.0 0.0 0.0 2.3 5.5
Travel time (one-way, minutes) 49.2 46.8 57.1 28.0 56.1 50.5 43.0 50.3 40.6 32.3 87.7 41.6 63.6 61.1 49.9 51.4 46.6
Secondary
Public school 70.3 73.8 77.5 71.2 71.3 80.8 67.5 99.0 96.6 72.1 38.4 71.6 73.5 82.1 76.7 74.5 85.5
Language Portuguese 6.8 46.3 54.3 40.6 82.9 51.4 17.3 49.3 69.4 40.5 59.5 65.6 59.8 58.6 27.4 22.2 98.4
Language Tetum 19.5 6.9 9.0 5.4 0.0 2.3 18.1 29.4 0.0 5.4 0.0 4.2 0.0 1.6 0.0 29.3 0.0
Language Bahasa Indonesian 73.7 46.4 36.8 53.3 17.1 44.6 64.7 21.2 30.6 53.4 40.5 30.2 40.2 39.8 72.6 48.5 1.6
Absenteeism (days) 1.2 0.7 1.3 0.2 3.3 0.2 2.4 0.6 0.5 0.1 3.1 1.5 0.7 0.2 0.0 0.4 1.5
Homework (hours per week) 2.7 4.2 3.7 4.6 5.4 3.1 4.4 2.0 2.6 4.8 4.9 3.4 3.3 3.4 4.7 1.6 8.1
Walking to school 46.4 64.0 78.6 53.5 100.0 100.0 61.1 90.0 90.6 43.9 73.3 77.2 70.7 99.2 87.7 85.3 100.0
By car to school 2.4 33.0 21.2 41.4 0.0 0.0 38.9 10.0 9.4 50.0 26.7 22.8 29.3 0.8 12.3 10.4 0.0
Travel time (one-way, minutes) 33.6 36.2 46.8 28.7 119.1 49.9 19.6 51.4 54.9 29.2 68.4 15.5 52.6 60.5 44.8 35.3 33.5
                                     
Note: Absenteeism refers to days absent from school in the last three months of the academic year.
Source: 2001 TLSS and 2007 TLSLS.