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Whether or not students' educational performance is influenced by where they live is an important issue for educators and policy makers. This paper reports findings from the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) into the influence of students' location on several outcomes: achievement in literacy and numeracy; tertiary entrance scores; subject choice in Year 12; participation in Year 12 and higher education; participation in vocational education and training; and transitions from education to work.