Independent Schools Queensland Independent Schools Queensland

Start of Content

Sector statistics

Sector statistics provide important insights into enrolment trends in Queensland’s independent schooling sector and across specific student groups such as boarders, students with a disability, Indigenous and international students.

Independent Schools Queensland (ISQ) provides: 

  • snapshots of the enrolment data from the annual Non-State School Census (State) February Collection;
  • snapshots of the data from the annual Non-Government Schools Census (Commonwealth) August Collection; and
  • analysis of school-aged children and their parents drawn from the ABS Census of Population and Housing (every five years).  

ISQ uses the data to inform its work with schools and in its representations to governments and other key decision-making bodies.

Members can also access finer-grained reports with enrolment trend data at a local government area level.

ISQ Snapshots

2019 Non-Government Schools Census (State) February Collection

2018 Non-Government Schools Census (Commonwealth) August Collection

ISCA Snapshots

Each year Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) produces a national snapshot of independent schooling in Australia. The annual national snapshot includes a range of data including student enrolments, teacher numbers, and funding.

View recent snapshots:

Previous editions can be downloaded from ISCA’s publications webpage.

Latest News & Events

ISQ Big Ideas Summit

29 July 2019 - Queensland independent schools are showcasing how education is being disrupted and classroom practice transformed at a major curriculum innovation summit today.

Read more

ISQ Briefings - July 2019

23 July 2019 - Executive Director David Robertson looks at the intent and relevance of a declaration (such as the Melbourne Declaration) for schooling, while Director (Strategic Relations) Shari Armistead and Design & Creative Sarah Heath examine design thinking as a solution to the 'wicked problem' of school education.

Read more