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This FACT indicates the number of primary and high schools (reception to year 12) within each capital as a proportion of 10,000 people aged from 5 - 19 years. The data reflects numbers for 2012 and was sourced from the Australian Schools Directory, which records the total number of schools in each city's greater area. After standardising these numbers, it was determined that while Sydney and Melbourne have the most schools in hard numbers, Canberra has the highest number of schools per 10,000 person (between the ages of 5 and 19). Hobart showed the lowest number of schools per school aged person, at 10.1. Because each Australian State and Territory govern their own education system, there are variations in the modus operandi from state to state. One these differences is the age of matriculation, which usually ranges between the ages of 17 and 19.